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Agricultural Education and Communication

Agricultural Education and Communication

Headshot portrait of Jamie Loizzo, assistant professor of agricultural communication

Jamie Loizzo

Assistant Professor and e-Learning Coordinator

121D Bryant Hall
PO Box 112060
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-273-1663
jloizzo@ufl.edu

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Dr. Jamie Loizzo is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) at the University of Florida, where she also serves as the e-Learning Coordinator. Her classes are focused in the agricultural 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 comes 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, and has been working with a team of researchers and developers to create the MOOCocracy platform – an online, learner-centered, social democracy for engaging in global social issues.

In addition to teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students in the department, Loizzo also helps advise Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow at the University of Florida.

 

Recent Publications

Loizzo, J., Harner, M., Weitzenkamp, D., & Kent, K. (2019). Electronic field trips for science engagement: The Streaming Science model. Journal of Applied Communications, 103(4). https://doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.2275

Loizzo, J., Jones, C., & Steffen, A. (2019). A qualitative case study of agricultural and natural resource scientists’ Twitter usage for engaging public audiences. Journal of Applied Communications, 103(4). https://doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.2276

Loizzo, J. (2019). Streaming Science: An intentional educational approach for developing the next generation of science communicators, educators, and extension specialists. The Agricultural Education Magazine, 92(1), 5-7.

Loizzo, J., Conner, N., Cannon, K., Janning, E., & Rollins, J. (2019). Informal science engagement via Extension exhibits: A pilot evaluation of adult state fairgoers’ experiences, attitudes, and learning at Raising Nebraska. Journal of Applied Communications, 103(1). https://doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.2195

Loizzo, J., Goodman, R., & Garbacz, M. (2018). Piloting participatory arts-based methods for exploring Indonesians’ experiences in a U.S. biotechnology training program. Journal of Applied Communications, 102(3). https://doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.2195

Loizzo, J., Conner, N., & Cannon, K. J. (2018). Project-based learning for developing digital literacy in undergraduate agricultural and environmental sciences communication. Journal of North American College Teachers of Agriculture, 2(62).

 

Awards

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.