Dr. Brian Myers has been appointed Chair of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida, effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Myers replaces Dr. Ed Osborne, who will return to the faculty after serving as chair since January 1997.
Dr. Myers has been an agricultural education faculty member at the University of Florida since 2004 and has served as Associate Chair of the Department for the last seven years. He also recently held the position of Interim Associate Dean for Extension and
Program Leader, 4-H Youth Development for 15 months. Dr. Myers began his career as an agriculture teacher at Unity High School in Mendon, Illinois. He earned the B.S. degree (General Agriculture) and M.S. degree (Agricultural Education and Mechanization) from Southern Illinois University and the Ph.D. degree (Agricultural Education and Communication) from the University of Florida. The press release announcing Dr. Myers’ appointment can be found at http://news.ifas.ufl.edu/2016/05/myers-named-chair-of-ufifas-department-of-agricultural-education-and-communication/.
Congratulations Dr. Myers!