Headshot portrait of Kati Lawson, lecturer of agricultural communication


Kati Lawson

1200 North Park Road
Plant City, FL 33563

  • M.S. Counseling, Angelo State University, 2013
  • B.S. Agricultural Education & Communication, University of Florida, 2009
Research Areas
  • Social media trends and perceptions
  • Marketing for farmers markets
Courses Taught
  • AEC 4932: Leadership Ethics
  • AEC 4031: The Communication Process in Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • AEC 4434: Communication and Leadership in Groups and Teams
  • AEC 3070: Digital Media Production in Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • AEC 4052: Communication Campaign Strategies in Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • AEC 3065: Issues in Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • AEC 4035: Advanced Agricultural Communication Writing
  • AEC 3209: Instructional and Event Planning in Agricultural and Life Sciences

Ms. Kati Lawson


Kati Lawson is a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) at the University of Florida. Her classes focus on leadership and communication, and are delivered both online and in Plant City.

Originally from Okeechobee, Florida, Lawson attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate degree. She received her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education and Communication in 2009, specializing in Communication and Leadership Development. Lawson then went on to earn her master’s degree in counseling from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas (2013). Lawson is currently a part-time Ph.D. student, earning her doctorate in AEC, specializing in Agricultural Communication.

Lawson’s research reflects public perception and knowledge of invasive and endangered species. Outside of her lectures and research, Lawson serves as the adviser for Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow (ACLT) in Plant City, as well as the Plant City chapter of National Young Farmer’s Educational Association (NYFEA).



Lundy, L., Barry, D., & Lawson, K. (2017, June) Implementing curriculum and classes for one degree with two locations and two specializations. Poster session presented at the meeting of North American Colleges and Teachers of America.