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  • Ph.D. Agricultural Education and Communication, University of Florida, 2011
  • M.Agr. Extension Education, Colorado State University, 2000
  • B.S. Equine Science, Colorado State University, 1999
Membership in Organizations
  • American Association for Agricultural Education
  • Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education
  • American Evaluation Association
  • Journal of Extension Review Board

Dr. Alexa Lamm

Associate Professor, Associate Director of Center for Public Issues Education

Alexa Lamm is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC), and serves as the associate director of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (PIE Center). Additionally, Lamm is an affiliate faculty member of the UF Water Institute, Florida Climate Institute, and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, while serving on the advisory board for the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

Lamm is a two-time alumna of Colorado State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science majoring in animal science (1999), and her Master of Agriculture in extension education (2000). She served as an extension agent in Colorado for eight years before completing her doctorate at the University of Florida in extension program development and evaluation.

Currently, Lamm focuses her research on how people make decisions about agriculture and natural resources issues. More specifically, she concentrates on the role opinion leadership plays into the decision-making process, the effects of individual and collective cognition on group consensus building, and the impact of non-formal education on decisions associated with adoption.

For her extension appointment, Lamm serves on the extension leadership team focused on enhancing and protecting water quality, quantity, and supply. She assists in developing public awareness of water issues and enhanced community decision-making. Lamm is certified in several personality, problem solving and critical thinking assessments including the MBTI, KAI, True Colors and UFCTI. She offers team building and leadership workshops to assist groups increase effectiveness, build trust and provide leadership within their organizations and communities.

Recent Publications

Lamm, A. J., Warner, L. A., Martin, E. T., White, S. A., & Fisher, P. (2017). Enhancing extension programs by discussing water conservation technology adoption with growers. Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(1), 251-266.

Lamm, A. J., Warner, L. A., Taylor, M. R., Martin, E. T., White, S. A., & Fisher, P. (2017). Diffusing water conservation and treatment technologies to nursery and greenhouse growers.Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, 24(1), 105-119. DOI: 10.5191/jiaee.2017.24110

Lamm, A. J., Lamm, K. W., Rodriguez, M. T. & Owens, C. T. (2016). Examining leadership style influence on engagement in a national change process: Implications for leadership education. Journal of Leadership Education, 15(4). DOI: 1012806/V15/I4/R1

Lamm, A. J., Owens, C. T., Telg, R. W., & Lamm, K. W. (2016). Influence of source credibility on agricultural water use communication. Journal of Applied Communication, 100(3). Retrieved from

Lamm, A. J., Taylor, M. & Lamm, K. W. (2016). Using perceived differences in views of agricultural water use to inform practice. Journal of Agricultural Education, 57(3), 180-191. DOI: 10.5032/jae.2016.03180

Recent Awards & Honors

Outstanding Early Career Award. Presented by the American Association for Agricultural Education, 2017.

Outstanding Young Member Award. Presented by American Association for Agricultural Education Southern Region, 2017.

Article of the Year. Presented by the Journal of Applied Communications, 2016.

Art Hornsby Distinguished Extension Professional Award, 2016.

Vance Publishing 40 Under 40 in Agriculture Honoree, 2014.

Wells Fargo Extension Professorship, 2014.

Feature Article of the Year, Presented by the Journal of Extension, 2013.