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Tracy Rutherford

Professor and Department Head

Ph.D. Agricultural Education, 1998, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

M.A. Speech Communication, 1996, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

B.S. Animal  Science, 1994, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Costello, L. & Rutherford, T. (2019). Expert? What does that mean? Describing the term “Expert” in Agricultural Communications, Education, Extension and Leadership Research. Journal of Applied Communications, 103 (1),

*Prather, B., Leggette, H. R., & Rutherford, T. (2018). Investigating students' experience at a professional development conference. NACTA Journal 62(2) 151-160.

Redwine, T., Blackburn, J., Bunch, J. C., Greenhaw, L., Rutherford, T., Wingenbach, G., & Walther, D., (2017) Describing Parents’ perceptions, valuation, and support of study abroad programs at three southern land-grant universities. Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(4), 241-254.

Redwine, T., Wagner, S., Rutherford, T., & Wingenbach, G. (2018). Outcomes of Study Abroad in Three Domains of Human Development 1, 2. NACTA Journal, 62(1), 77-83.

Leggette, H. R., Rutherford, T., Dunsford, D., & Costello, L. (2015). A review and evaluation of prominent theories of writing. Journal of Applied Communications, 99(3), 37–80.

Specht, A. & Rutherford, T. (2015). The Pastoral Fantasy on the Silver Screens: The Influences of Film on American Cultural Memory of the Agrarian Landscape. Journal of Applied Communications, 99(1), 21-37.

Leggette, H. R., Rutherford, T., & Dunsford, D. (2015). A model to augment critical thinking and create knowledge through writing in the social sciences of agriculture. NACTA Journal, 59(3), 245–252.

Murphrey, T., Rutherford, T., Doerfert, D., Edgar, L., & Edgar, D. (2014). An Examination of Usability of a Virtual Environment for Students Enrolled in a College of Agriculture. Journal of Agricultural Education, 55 (4), 38-52.

Specht, A., McKim, B., & Rutherford, T. (2014). A Little Learning in Dangerous: The Influence of Agricultural Literacy and Experience on Young People's Perceptions of Agricultural Imagery. Journal of Applied Communications, 98 (3), 63-73.

Garrett, R., Balinas, M., Wingenbach, G., Rutherford, T., Fath,K., Alvis, S., Bielecki, C., McGucken, A., & Pratt, O. (2014). Members’ Perceived Benefits and Values of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education. Journal of International Agriculture Extension Education, 21 (2), 6-16. doi:10.5191/jiaee.2014.21201

Rouse, L., Bielecki*, C., McGucken, A., Wingenbach, G., Rutherford, T., Pratt*, O., & Balinas, M. (2014). Eurocentrism and agriculture at a U.S. land grant university. Journal of Extension Systems, 30(1), 11-29. 

*Specht, A. & Rutherford, T. (2013). Agriculture at eleven: Visual rhetoric and news media portrayals of agriculture. Journal of Applied Communications 97(4), 96-106.

Rouse, L., Rutherford, T., & Wingenbach, G. (2013). Selected college of agriculture students’ attitudes about agriculture: Eurocentric origins. NACTA Journal 57(4), 31-37.

*Chang, C., *Pratt, O., *Bielecki, C., *Balinas, M., *McGucken, A., Rutherford, T., & Wingenbach, G. (2013). Agriculture students’ interests, preferences, barriers, and perceived benefits of international educational experiences. NACTA Journal 57 (3a), 97-103.

Murphrey, T., Rutherford, T., Doerfert, D., Edgar, L., & Edgar, D. (2013). Chalkboards to virtual environments: The integration of technology into the agricultural communications classroom. Journal of Applied Communications, 97 (2), 23-35.

*Glaze, C., Edgar, L., Rhoades, E., & Rutherford, T. (2013). Visual communications: An analysis of students’ perceptions of rural America based on selected photographs. Journal of Applied Communications, 97 (1), 9-24.