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Laura Greenhaw

Assistant Professor

219 Rolfs Hall
PO Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611

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Dr. Laura Greenhaw is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) at the University of Florida.

Originally from Raton, New Mexico, Greenhaw traveled to West Texas A&M University to complete her bachelor’s degree in agriculture, with teacher certification. She then attended Texas Tech University, where she earned her master’s degree in agricultural education. After teaching high school agriculture for a few years, Greenhaw returned to Texas Tech University to obtain her doctorate in agricultural communications and education.

Greenhaw comes to AEC with past experience as a high school agriculture teacher in Texas, as well as serving as an assistant professor of agricultural leadership at Mississippi State University. While in her faculty role, she developed and directed MSU Extension’s Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program. She has previously taught courses focused in leadership theory, agricultural and natural resources issues, volunteer development, and team leadership.

Greenhaw enjoys watching students understand how to apply leadership theory and use critical thinking as a leadership skill, but also has interests in developing students through study abroad experiences. When she is not teaching or advising her undergraduate or graduate students, Greenhaw likes traveling, camping, hiking, cooking and spending time with her husband and dog.

Awards & Honors

Jack Everly Journal Award, NACTA Journal, 2018

Distinguished Teaching Award, Association of Leadership Educators, 2017

Teaching Award of Merit, MSU Gamma Sigma Delta, 2016

Excellence in Teaching Award - New faculty division, MSU College of Ag & Life Sciences, 2016