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Natalie Coers


117D Bryant Hall
PO Box 112060
Gainesville, FL 32611

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Dr. Natalie Coers is a lecturer with a split appointment between the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Dean’s office and the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC). Coers is primarily in charge of the CALS Leadership Institute and the Challenge 2050 Project.

Originally from Emden, Illinois, Coers earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2008, studying agricultural leadership. She then went on to obtain her master’s degree in agricultural leadership from the University of Georgia (2010) and her doctorate in agricultural education and communication, specializing in leadership development (2017) from the University of Florida.

Outside of the classroom, Coers enjoys cooking, baking and traveling. To date, she has visited 22 different countries and continues research in the areas of intercultural development, programmatic leadership development, and learning through study abroad.

Recent Publications 

Coers, N. (2018). Cultivating visionary leaders to transform our world. Journal of Leadership Education, 17(1). DOI: 10.12806/V17/I1/C1.

Rosch, D. M. & Coers, N. (2013). How are we educating agricultural students? A national profile of leadership capacities and involvement in college compared to non-agricultural peers. Journal of Agricultural Education, 54(1), 83-96. DOI: 10.5032/jae.2013.01083

Coers, N., Rodriguez, M., Roberts, G., Emerson, C., & Barrick, K. (2012). Examining the student impacts of three international capstone experiences. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal, 56(2), 55-62.

Coers, N., Williams, J., & Duncan, D. (2010). Impact of group development knowledge on student confidence in group work skills through a group service-learning project. Journal of Leadership Education, 9(2), 101-121. (peer reviewed)

Coers, N. & Lorensen, M. (2009) Case study: Student perceptions of groups & teams in leadership education. Journal of Leadership Education 8(1), 93-110. (peer reviewed)