109 Robinson Communications Center
Associate professor of communication arts and agriculture, teaching courses in public relations, event planning, social media management, journalism, media studies, agricultural policy and agricultural communications. Academic director of the Wilmington Institute for Stewardship and Engagement (WISE), a co-curricular certificate program in leadership and sustainable change.
Information (Degree(s), Departments, Course, Contact Info)
Serve the departments of Agriculture and Communication Arts
Published/Creative works (if any)
Napier, T.L. and Cockerill, C.H. (Forthcoming). Factors Affecting Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Production Systems in Lesser-Scale Societies. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis.
Cockerill, C.H. and Napier, T.L. (2010). The Impact of Information on the Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Practices at the Farm-Level. In Napier, T.L. (Eds.), Human Dimensions of Soil and Water Conservation. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Cockerill, C.H. (2009). Shedding the Myth: Challenging the Contemporary Notion of Watershed Management. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag.
Cockerill, C. (2013). Exploring Social Media Obstacles and Opportunities within Public Agencies: Lessons from the Ohio Division of Wildlife. International Journal of Business and Social Science, v. 4(2): 39-44.
Napier, T.L., Cockerill, C., Gates, R., and Arvai, J. (2008). The Application of Interactive Path Modeling to Deer Hunting Participation among Ohio Hunters. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, v. 6(3&4): 510-517.
Tucker, M., Ernst, S. and Henry, C. (2004). Demystifying the Puzzle of Applied Communication Research. Journal of Applied Communications, v. 88(4).
Napier, T.L., Tucker, M., Henry, C. and Whaley, S.R. (2004). Consumer Attitutdes toward GMOs: The Ohio Experience. Journal of Food Science, v. 69(3): 69-76.
Napier, T.L., Tucker, M., Henry, C. and Yang, X. (2004). Ethical Orientations of Ohio Residents toward Genetically Engineered Plants and Animals: An Urban/Rural Comparison. Food, Agriculture & Environment, v. 2(2): 400-411.
Napier T.L., Henry C., Yang X. (2004). Impacts of Conservation Policies and Programs on Farm Level Adoption Behaviors in the United States. Trends in Soil Science, v. 3:47-58.
International Soil and Water Conservation Society
Association for Conservation Information
International Association of Business Communicators
Outdoor Writers of Ohio
Phi Kappa Phi, International Honors Society
Gamma Sigma Delta, Agricultural Honors Society
Off campus study experiences
Led TR330 Study/Service Trip to Monteverde, Costa Rica, Spring 2014
Led Fall Agricultural Lobby Trip to Washington, D.C., Fall 2014
Favorite hobbies/activities (if any)
Enjoy hiking, jogging, camping, gardening, and canning; Co-owner of a family farm in southwest Ohio on which we raise corn, soybeans, and chickens.