Agricultural Education and Communication

Agricultural Education and Communication

Headshot portrait of Hannah Carter, associate professor of leadership

Hannah Carter

Associate Professor
Director of Wedgworth Leadership Institute

121B Bryant Hall
PO Box 112060
Gainesville, FL 32611

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Dr. Hannah Carter is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC). She also serves as director for the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources (WLIANR), formally known as the Florida Leadership Program, and interim director of the UF/IFAS Center for Leadership. Originally from Caribou, ME, Dr. Carter came to Florida with experience working with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Dr. Carter graduated with her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, where she majored in environmental science. She then studied agricultural education with an emphasis in extension education and earned her Master of Science from the University of Florida. Dr. Carter was in the first class of graduating doctoral students in AEC. Her doctorate is in leadership development.

As the director for WLIANR, Dr. Carter creates leadership capacity-building programming for selected participates. In addition, she conducts leadership workshops and presentations throughout Florida, as well as the nation, for various organizations and industries.

As a faculty member, Dr. Carter also contributes to academic research, focusing on adult leadership program evaluation.


Recent Publications

Lamm, K.W., Sheikh, E., Carter, H.S., & Lamm, A.J., (2017). Predicting undergraduate leadership student goal orientation using personality traits. Journal of Leadership Education, 16(1), 19-33.

Bird, J.B., Lamm, A.J. & Carter, H.S. (In Review). Informing Public Issues Education by Understanding the Needs of Industry Leaders. Journal of Extension.

Lamm, K.W., Carter, H.S., & Lamm, A.J., (2016). Evaluating extension based leadership development programs in the southern United States. Journal of Agricultural Education, 57(1), 121-136.

Lamm, K.W., Rumble, J.N., Carter, H.S., & Lamm, A.J., (2016). Agricultural Opinion Leader Communication Channel Preferences: An Empirical Analysis of Participants of Agricultural and Natural Resource Leadership Development Programs. Journal of Agricultural Education, 57(1), 91-105.

Lamm, A.J., Carter, H.S., Settle, Q. & Odera, E., (2016). The influence of problem solving style on team dynamics when building consensus. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 4(1), 18-33.


University Term Professorship. Presented by the University of Florida to recognize past achievements and potential for sustained and future accomplishments, 2017-2020.

Outstanding Leadership Program Director.  Presented by the International Association of Programs for Agricultural Leadership, October 2012. 

Friend of the Industry Award.  Presented by the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscapers Association, June 2012. 

Mary Merrill Memorial Award for Outstanding Feature Article in The International Journal of Volunteer Administration.