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Carla Jagger, Assistant professor of agricultural education

Carla Jagger

Assistant Professor

307B Rolfs Hall
PO Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611

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Dr. Carla Jagger is an assistant professor of agricultural education in the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. 

Originally from Mt. Gilead, Ohio, Jagger is a three-time alumna of The Ohio State University. She received her B.S. degree in agricultural education (2008) before earning her M.S. (2010) and Ph.D. (2016) degrees in the same discipline.

After earning her doctorate, Jagger spent four years as an assistant professor at Mississippi State University. She invests in the professional development, preparedness, and well-being of agriculture teachers at all levels. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, Jagger is helping to create professional development programming for current agriculture teachers. Her research focuses on cultural competence, effective teaching, and agriculture teacher recruitment and retention.


Excellence in Teaching New Faculty Award, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Mississippi State University, 2019

Jack Everly Journal Article Award, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 2018

Graduate Teaching Award, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 2016