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Agricultural Education and Communication

Agricultural Education and Communication

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Jamie Loizzo

Associate Professor 

121D Bryant Hall
PO Box 112060
Gainesville, FL 32611

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Dr. Jamie Loizzo is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) and affiliate faculty of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Florida. Her classes are focused in the agricultural and natural resources communication specialization, where she incorporates both science communication and technology into her teaching style. 

Originally from Hillsboro, Illinois, Loizzo earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in radio television (news) from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Education degree from Purdue University, studying learning design and technology, before earning her doctorate degree in the same program. 

Loizzo came to AEC with past experience as a journalist and video producer for Purdue Agricultural Communication, as well as working in television newsrooms in Illinois, Kentucky, and Florida. She founded Streaming Science, a project-based learning and mobile electronic field trip program for 21st Century science communication education, the MOOCocracy platform- an online, learner-centered, social democracy for engaging in global science issues. 

Loizzo also advises graduate students in the department and facilitates the SciLit Digital Research Group.



NACTA Educator Award. (2023). North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). 

Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Award. (2022). University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. (UF CALS)

Early Career Teaching Award. (2021). United States Department of Agriculture- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)

Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology. (2021). North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). Presented at a virtual conference due to COVID-19.

Innovative Teaching Award. (2019). University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. 

Distinguished Agricultural Communications Educator. (2018). American Association for Agricultural Education. Presented at AAAE National Conference, Charleston, SC.

Distinguished Agricultural Communications Educator. (2017). North Central Region – American Association for Agricultural Education.  Presented at AAAE Regional Conference, Ames, IA.

Division of Distance Learning Burmeister Outstanding DDL-sponsored AECT Presentation Award. (2017). Case Study of a MOOC for Mobilizing Professional and Citizen Journalists for Social Change. Association for Educational Communications & Technology. Presented at AECT International Conference, Jacksonville, FL.