Agricultural Education and Communication

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Erin Gorter


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OFFICE:   10-246

PHONE:   756-5362


Erin Gorter is third generation born and raised in San Luis Obispo, California.  She attended San Luis Obispo high School where she was an active member of the FFA, graduating in 1999.  Gorter earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Texas Tech University in 2004.  She then spent time in the telecommunications industry prior to returning to school to complete her teaching credential at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  She obtained her Master’s Degree in Agriculture Education from Cal Poly in 2011.  She recently earned an Ed.D. in Agricultural Education in the Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University Doc @ Distance Program.

Gorter taught agriculture and leadership courses at San Luis Obispo High School (2008-2010) and Templeton High School (2010-2014).  Erin is a Part time lecturer in our department teaching some classes and supervising student teachers.  She currently serves as the President Elect for the California Agricultural Teachers' Association and is the Program Director for the South Coast Region Agricultural Education Consortium; a California Career Pathways Trust grant recipient.  Gorter was influenced by her high school agriculture teachers to choose agriculture education as a career and hopes to instill the same passion in others.

Erin and her husband, Travis, live in Atascadero with their two dogs TJ and Lady.  She enjoys gardening and has recently started an extensive home brew operation with her husband where they are looking forward to brewing with their home-grown hops.

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