Amanda Crump

Amanda Crump at UN pointing at Gender Equity Sustainable Development Goal

Position Title
Associate Professor of Teaching in International Agricultural Development

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3045 Wickson
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  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis; Education, 2018
  • M.S., Colorado State University; Plant Pathology and Weed Science, 2007
  • B.S., University of Idaho; Agricultural Education, 1997

Research interests and expertise:

The goals of my research program are to improve the uptake of agricultural technologies for marginalized groups and improve student and trainee learning through novel pedagogies. My team and I are aiming to dismantle the constant cycle of poverty that traps marginalized groups (women and girls, indigenous peoples, people living with a disability, people of lower castes, refugees, nomadic peoples, and sexual minorities). To do so, we aim to (1) understand marginalized people better, (2) understand development program and technology adoption better, and (3) understand pedagogy better.

Current projects:

Current teaching:

  • Introduction to International Agricultural Development; IAD 10 (winter quarters)
  • Social Change and Agricultural Development; IAD 103 (spring quarters)
  • Program Development for International Agriculture; IAD 170 (fall quarters)
  • "Just" Coffee; PLS 007V (all quarters)
  • Philosophy and Practice of Agricultural Development; IAD 200N (fall quarters)
  • Project Planning and Evaluation; IAD 203N (winter quarters)
  • Extension, Outreach and Science Communication; PLS 240 (spring quarters)

Outreach and Extension:

I work with agricultural extension educators in low-income countries to increase their successfulness of incorporating gender equity and nutrition into their extension programs. Under my USAID Advancing Nutrition grant, I am developing International Extension Academies, which can be used by my colleagues when they do international work.

External activities that contribute to scholarship:

  • International Agricultural Development Graduate Group, Executive Committee
  • Rural Sociological Society, Gender and Sexualities Technical Interest Group Co-Chair

Prizes, Awards, Honors

  • 2020 Western Region Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences new teacher category
  • Distinguished Speaker, Virginia Tech Women and Gender Studies Discussion Series; “Unintended Consequences: Strategies to Limit Gender-based Violence in International Agricultural Development”; 2017
  • Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development, 2015
  • Outstanding Young Professional,  Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development, 2010

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  • International agricultural development
  • Non-formal education
  • Adult education
  • Gender equity
  • Nutrition
  • Vulnerable populations