Dr. Ricky TelgProfessor
Director, Center for Public
Issues Education

121E Bryant Hall
PO Box 112060
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-273-2094
rwtelg@ufl.edu

Dr. Ricky Telg is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication and the director of the Center for Public Issues Education. He previously worked as a television reporter, newspaper reporter and editor, and video producer for Texas A&M University's Department of Agricultural Communications. He also taught journalism and broadcast production at Texas A&M. Telg is faculty adviser for the UF/Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow and served as the faculty adviser for the National ACT organization for five years. He received Teacher of the Year honors in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in 1997 and 2011, and CALS Advisor of the Year in 2000 and 2014. Telg is also an active member of the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences. His research interests include agricultural Communication (television/video production, print media, and media relations) distance education (instructional design, Instructional media)

Education

  • Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Human Resource Development/Distance Education, 1995
  • University of North Texas, M.S., Journalism, 1990
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., Journalism, 1986

Research Areas

  • Multimedia/instructional media development
  • Instructional media
  • Media relations
  • Public relations

Refereed Publications

  • Rumble, J. N., Davis, A., & Telg, R. W. (2014). Communication audits: Adding value and social impact to agricultural communications. Journal of Applied Communications, 98(1), 8-16.
  • Settle, Q., & Telg, R. (2013). Blending the three-part mission of the land grant university. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal, 57(4), 82-83.
  • Settle, Q., Telg, R., Carter, H. S., & Irani, T. (2013). Internal communication and morale in a natural resources public organization. Journal of Applied Communications, 97(3), 19-31.
  • Thakadu, O.T., Irani, T., & Telg, R. (2013). Predictors of knowledge-sharing behaviors among community-based natural resources organizations in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Science Communication, 35(5), 572-602.
  • Barnes, C. & Telg, R.W. (2012). Communication preferences of Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers. Journal of Applied Communications, (96)2, 50-65.
  • Settle, Q., Baker, L., Telg, R.W., Irani, T., Rutherford, T., & Rhoades, E. (2012) Social media in education: The relationship between past use and current perceptions. Journal of Agricultural Education, 53(3), 137-153.
  • Telg, R.W., Monaghan, P., Irani, T., Chiarelli, C., Scicchitano, M.J., & Johns, T.L. (2012). Preferred information channels and source trustworthiness: Assessing communication methods used in Florida’s battle against citrus greening. Journal of Applied Communications, 96(1), 42-53.

Extension Publications

  • Gorham, L. & Telg, R.W. (2013). Persuasion as a communication tool. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC144). Gainesville, FL.
  • Gorham, L. & Telg, R.W. (2013). Persuasion in messages. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC145). Gainesville, FL.
  • Gorham, L. & Telg, R.W. (2013). Persuasive papers, speeches, and campaigns. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC146). Gainesville, FL.
  • Hicks, R. & Telg, R.W. (2013). Planning special events. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC147). Gainesville, FL.
  • Hicks, R. & Telg, R.W. (2013). Event marketing and public relations. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC148). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Instructional methods for distance education. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (AEC345). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Video production: Getting started. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC123). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Scriptwriting. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC124). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Video equipment and video shot composition. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC125). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Video editing. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC126). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Document design. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC127). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Principles of document design. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC128). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Elements of document design. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC129). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Graphic file formats. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC130). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Brochures and newsletters. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC131). Gainesville, FL.

Presentations

  • Telg, R.W. (2013, July). Making effective public speeches to large audiences. Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Asuncion, Paraguay.
  • Telg, R.W. & Settle, Q.. (2013, June). Enhancing the three-part mission of land-grant universities through student video projects. 2013 Association for Communication Excellence Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Goodwin, J., Irani, T., & Telg, R.W. (2013, June). Communication audits: How does your communication measure up? 2013 Association for Communication Excellence Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Settle, Q. Goodwin, J., Telg, R.W, Irani, T., Carter, H. & Wysocki, A. (2012, June). Brand salience and brand differentiation of the Florida Forest Service. 2012 Association for Communication Excellence Conference. Annapolis, MD.
  • Estepp, C., Telg, R., & Raulerson, R. (2012, June). Using contentious issues in agriculture to strengthen critical thinking skills of college of agriculture undergraduates. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference. River Falls, WS.
  • Goodwin, J., Davis, A. & Telg, R., Irani,. (2012, February). Communication audits: Adding value and social impact to agricultural communications. 2012 Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists’ Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Poster Presentations

  • Holt, J., Settle, Q., & Telg, R.W., (2013, February). Explore Research: Using video production to teach, enhance, and share research from the land-grant institution. 2013 Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Convention, Agricultural Communications Section, Dallas, TX.
  • Telg, R.W. & Settle, Q. (2013, August). Explore Research at the University of Florida. CALS Teaching Enhancement Symposium, Gainesville, FL.
  • Estepp, C. M., Telg, R. W., & Raulerson, B.  (2012). Using contentious issues in agriculture to strengthen the critical thinking skills of college of agriculture undergraduates [Abstract].  NACTA Journal, 56(supplement 1), 58-59.

Awards & Honors

  • Association for Communication Excellence Marketing and Leadership Special Interest Group Award of Excellence (2014)
  • National Association of Colleges &Teachers of Agriculture –Teacher Award of Excellence (2014)
  • Undergraduate Advisor of the Year for the University of Florida's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (2014)
  • Best Journal Article of 2012, Journal of Applied Communications. Telg, R.W., Monaghan, P., Irani, T., Chiarelli, C., Scicchitano, M.J., & Johns, T.L. Preferred information channels and source trustworthiness: Assessing communication methods used in Florida's battle against citrus greening. Journal of Applied Communications, 96(1), 42-53.
  • Outstanding Research Paper Award, Association for Communication Excellence: Quisto Settle, Joy Goodwin, Ricky Telg, Tracy Irani, Hannah Carter, Al Wysocki (2012)
  • Outstanding Research Proposal Award, Association for Communication Excellence: Quisto Settle (Telg was adviser.) (2012)
  • One of two national USDA Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award recipients (2010)

Courses Taught

  • AEC 3070: Digital Media Production in Agricultural & Life Sciences
  • AEC 4031: The Communication Process in Agricultural & Life Sciences
  • AEC 4035: Advanced Agricultural Communication Writing
  • AEC 4036: Advanced Agricultural Communication Production
  • AEC 5032: Agricultural Media Writing
  • AEC 5037: Agricultural Media Production
  • AEC 5541: Instructional and Communication Technologies in Agriculture & Natural Resources

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow
  • Association of Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Life & Human Sciences
  • Agriculture Institute of Florida
  • Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education
  • American Association of Agricultural Educators
  • Gamma Sigma Delta (Agriculture Honor Society)
  • Kappa Tau Alpha (Journalism Honor Society)
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
  • Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Agricultural Communications Section