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Troy Tarpley Bio
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Troy Tarpley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Media and Communication

Office: ANS 213R
Email: ttarpley@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2584
 

Professional Profile

Dr. Tarpley joined the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences in 2017. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Communications from Texas Tech University in 2012, a Master’s of Science in Animal Science from Angelo State University in 2014, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Communications and Education from Texas Tech University on 2017.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Tarpley’s discipline is agricultural media and communication, with an emphasis in visual story sharing in agriculture. He teaches Web Design in Agriculture, Visual Story Sharing in Agriculture, Writing for Scientific Publication, Video Production, as well as, Agricultural Leadership Development. 

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Tarpley’s research interests include student recruitment and retention, as well as understanding how transparency in the animal agricultural industry affects consumer perceptions.    

Personal Sketch

Dr. Tarpley lives in Canyon, Texas with his collie, Gus. You can find Dr. Tarpley on most evenings at the dog park. He enjoys photography as well as shooting and editing video. In his time off, Dr. Tarpley likes to travel and spend time outdoors, but if the weather is bad, he’ll probably watch a Harry Potter or Star Wars marathon.