Dr. RockersDr. Alyssa Rockers
Assistant Professor, Agricultural Media & Communications
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture

Contact Information
113 AITC
Telephone: 615-277-1641

Research Areas
Consumer mothers
Women in agriculture
Interpersonal communication
Expectations around food choice
Identity and food choice
Teaching and learning agricultural communications

Peer Reviewed Publications
Rumble, J. N., Rockers, A. L. and Buck, E. B. (2021). The people or the message: Which is responsible for cognitive conflict? Journal of Agricultural Education, 64(2), 97 – 110. https://doi.org/10.5032/jae.2021.0498  

Rockers, A., Settle, Q. and Cartmell, D. (2020) Agricultural mothers’ conversations & decision-making about food. Journal of Applied Communications, 104(4). https://doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.2349  

Settle, Q., Baker, L. M. and Rockers, A. (2020). What are reviewers looking for? A qualitative analysis of open-ended responses from a questionnaire sent to faculty in agricultural communications. Journal of Applied Communications, 104(2). https://doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.2318

Settle, Q. and Rockers, A. (2019). Frindle: A review for agricultural communications courses. Journal of Applied Communications, 103(4). https://doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.2304

AGSC 2040: Research & Business Writing in Agricultural Sciences

Honors and Awards
2022 Outstanding Graduate Student for Community Award, The Ohio State University Department of Agricultural Communication, Education & Leadership

2021 Graduate Student Teaching Award, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

PhD, Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, The Ohio State University, 2022
MS, Agricultural Communications, Oklahoma State University, 2019
BS, General Agriculture/Communications, Missouri State University, 2017

Date joined TSU: August 2022