Headshot portrait of James Bunch, assistant professor of agricultural education



307C Rolfs Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611

  • Ph.D. Agricultural Education, Oklahoma State University, 2012
  • M.S. Agricultural Education, Oklahoma State University, 2004
  • B.S. Agricultural Education, Oklahoma State University, 2002
Courses Taught
  • AEC 4202: Curriculum Development and Assessment Techniques in Emerging Agricultural Technologies
  • AEC 6210: Designing Education Programs in Agricultural Settings
  • AEC 6767: Research Strategies in Agricultural Education and Communication
Membership in Organizations
  • Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education
  • American Association for Agricultural Education
  • The National Association of Agricultural Educators
  • The Florida Association of Agricultural Educators

Dr. James "J.C." Bunch

Assistant Professor

Dr. James “J.C.” Bunch joined the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) as an assistant professor in 2017. Originally from Fletcher, OK, Bunch is a three-time graduate of Oklahoma State University, studying agricultural education (2002, 2004, 2012).

In addition to the classes he teaches for students specializing in agricultural education, Bunch co-leads a study abroad trip to Panama with Ms. Becky Raulerson. Together, they develop an immersive cultural experience for students interested in learning about agricultural issues in a foreign country.

Bunch serves as eLearning Coordinator for AEC and advises Collegiate FFA at the University of Florida. Throughout his research, Bunch focuses on teaching and learning.

Recent Publications

Bunch, J. C., Cater, M., & Danjean, S. E. (2017). 4-H members’ motivating factors for and deterrents to participation in an international experience program: Development of the 4- H international experience program questionnaire. Journal of Southern Agricultural Education 67.

Blackburn, J. J., Bunch, J. C., & Haynes, J. C. (2017). Assessing the relationship of teacher self-efficacy, job satisfaction, and perception of work-life balance of Louisiana agriculture teachers. Journal of Agricultural Education 58(1), 14–35. doi: https://doi.org/10.5032/jae.2017.01014.

Redwine, T. D., Blackburn, J. J., Bunch, J. C., Greenhaw, L., Rutherford, T., Wingenbach, G., & Walther, D (in press). Describing parents’ perceptions, valuation, and support of study abroad programs at three southern land-grant universities. Journal of Agricultural Education.

McKee, B. H., Lamm, A. J., & Bunch, J. C. (in press). Encouraging engagement in water conservation: Can trust from extension create change? Journal of Agricultural Education.

Danjean, S. E., Cater, M., & Bunch, J. C. (in press). Designing an international experience program for Louisiana 4-h members. Journal of Human Science and Education.

Awards & Honors

Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award. Presented by the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education, 2016.