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Nicole Stedman

Professor and Associate Chair

220 Rolfs Hall
PO Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-273-2585
nstedman@ufl.edu

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Dr. Nicole Stedman is a professor of agricultural leadership, and has been working in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) since 2007. Stedman also serves as Associate Chair for the department.

A native of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Stedman is a three-time alumna of the University of Florida, receiving her B.S in Family, Youth and Community Sciences in 1998 and her M.S. in Agricultural Education and Communication in 2001. Before completing her Ph.D. in AEC (2004), Stedman worked with the Office of the State Attorney Project Payback as a Program Specialist, developing Leadership Curriculum for youth at risk. After earning her doctorate, Stedman taught undergraduate and graduate leadership courses for three years at Texas A&M University before returning to Gator Nation.

Currently, Stedman focuses her research on the development of pedagogical strategies which enhance the development of critical thinking in learners. Her primary focus is in leadership development in both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Awards & Honors

Barnes Professorship. Presented by the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida, 2016-2019.

USDA Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences - Regional.Presented by USDA/APLU, 2016.

Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree.Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, 2016.

NACTA Scholar.Presented by North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 2015.

Distinguished Innovative Idea Poster. Presented by the American Association for Agricultural Education, Southern Region, 2015.

Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree.Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, 2013.

Jack Everly Journal Award. Presented by North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 2013.

Graduate Teaching Award.Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, 2013.

Distinguished Teaching Award.Presented by the American Association for Agricultural Education, Southern Region, 2013.