121D Bryant Hall
PO Box 112060
Gainesville, FL 32611

  • Ph.D. Agricultural Education and Communication, University of Florida, 2013
  • M.S. Agricultural Communication, The Ohio State University, 2010
  • B.S. Animal Science, The Ohio State University, 2007
Research Areas
  • Consumer perceptions of agriculture
  • Effective communication
  • Message testing
  • Transparent communication
  • Attitude formation
Membership in Organizations
  • Association for Communication Excellence
  • American Association for Agricultural Education
  • Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Agricultural Communications section

Dr. Joy Rumble

Assistant Professor, Extension Programming Coordinator

Dr. Joy Rumble is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC). Originally from Mt. Gilead, OH, Rumble focuses most of her efforts in the Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (PIE Center), conducting research and outreach initiatives around effective communication within the industry. She also serves as the Extension Programming Coordinator, creating citizen awareness of agriculture and natural resources through extension resources for county extension offices.

Rumble graduated from The Ohio State University with her Bachelor of Science, majoring in animal sciences. She then focused her studies within agricultural communication and earned her Master of Science from Ohio State. Rumble continued her education at the University of Florida and graduated with her doctorate in the department, specializing in agricultural communication.

As a faculty member, Rumble’s research focus is raising awareness and effective communication of agricultural and natural resources issues.

Before moving to Florida, Rumble raised livestock and worked on two large swine operations as an intern during her undergraduate studies. She also served as a summer intern for the USDA Farm Service Agency.

Recent Publications 

Ruth, T. K., & Rumble, J. N. (2017). What’s in a name? The influence of source and persuasive communication on Florida consumers’ attitudes toward genetically modified food. Journal of Applied Communications, 101(2), 72 – 85. 

Leal, A., Ruth, T. K., Rumble, J. N., & Simonne, A. H. (2017). Exploring Florida residents’ food-safety knowledge and behaviors: A generational comparison. Food Control73, 1195-1202. doi: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2016.10.040

Rumble, J. N., Ruth, T. K., Owens, C. T., Lamm, A. J., Taylor, M. R., & Ellis, J. D. (2016). Saving citrus: Does the next generation see GM science as a solution? Journal of Agricultural Education, 57(4), 161-174. 

Rumble, J. N., Settle, Q., & Irani, T. (2016). Assessing the content of online agricultural awareness campaigns. Journal of Applied Communications, 100(3), 93-105. 

Rumble, J. N., & Irani, T. A. (2016). Opening the doors to agriculture: The effect of transparent communication on attitude. Journal of Applied Communications, 100(2), 57-72. 

Awards & Honors

Article of the Year Runner-up. Presented by the Journal of Applied Communications, 2017.

Article of the Year Runner-up. Presented by the Journal of Applied Communications, 2016.

Article of the Year. Presented by the Journal of Applied Communications, 2014.