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2017 Award of Excellence, Academic Programs
Courtney Gibson

Courtney Gibson, agricultural communications assistant professor at Texas Tech University, has received multiple awards for her teaching and research.

Gibson’s research efforts have centered on advancing knowledge and understanding of various aspects of the communications discipline including risk and crisis communication, social media, design, and creativity. She has conducted research in the area of advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning within the agricultural communications discipline. Most recently, Gibson’s research focused on developing creative thinking capacities in agricultural communications students and the importance of creativity in their communication efforts.

Gibson is an integral faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. She and her colleagues are constantly working to evolve and improve the curriculum of the program to meet changing industry needs and grow enrollment. The agricultural communications major at Texas Tech is one of the fastest growing at the university thanks to its outstanding faculty members.  Additionally, in 2015, the undergraduate agricultural communications program was ranked best in the nation.

Gibson has been an active ACE member since 2012. She served as the Academic Programs SIG vice-chair elect in 2015-2016 and continues to serve in the newly combined Academic and Research Learning Community as the research director. She is a regular reviewer for the Journal of Applied Communications and the ACE Conference research sessions.

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