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Jackie Bruce

Associate Professor, AEE Director of Graduate Programs

Director of Graduate Programs, Agricultural & Extension Education

Undergraduate Coordinator, Leadership in Ag & Life Sciences Minor


Ricks Hall 213


Area(s) of Expertise

  • Intersectionality of Leadership & Social Justice
  • Developing Inclusive Educational Environments

Jackie Bruce is a leadership educator and faculty member in the Department of Agricultural & Human Sciences. At NC State, Jackie teaches courses in leadership development, advises undergraduate and graduate students and tries to find good parking every day. She serves as the Co-Coordinator of the Leadership & Social Justice Program in Agricultural Sciences, is an Equal Opportunity Institute Graduate Scholar, an LGBT Center Advocate, and is a member of the College of Ag & Life Sciences Diversity Council. She enjoys great discussions on how educational environments can become more inclusive for our increasingly diverse student population. Jackie is the current editor of the Journal of Leadership Education and is honored to work with a vibrant community of leadership scholars and practitioners. When not in Ricks 213, Jackie is wife to Danny, mom to Ainslee Mae, and kibble provider to Woody the family’s Jack Russell terrier.

Professional Honors/Recognitions

  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Association of Leadership Educators
  • Distinguished Leadership & Service Award, Association of Leadership Educators
  • Outstanding Graduate Instructor, NCSU CALS
  • NACTA Educator Award. North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture

Professional Offices Held

  • Editor, Journal of Leadership Education
  • President, Association of Leadership Educators

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • AEE 323 – Leadership Development in Ag & Life Sciences
  • AEE 360 – Groups & Teams Leadership in Ag & Life Sciences
  • AEE 434 – Collaborative Leadership in Agriculture and Extension Education
  • AEE 460 – Organizational Leadership in Ag & Life Sciences
  • AEE 560 – Organizational Leadership in Ag & Life Sciences
  • AEE 777 – Qualitative Research Methods

Recent Publications/Presentations


Ph.D., Agricultural Education, Leadership Education Emphasis, Texas A&M University
Master, Agricultural and Extension Education, Colorado State University
B.S., Political Science, Colorado State University