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Darin Paine

Assistant Professor, Instructor at Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M University

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About Me

I have a Bachelor of Arts in New Media Communication from Oregon State University, a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication from Texas A&M University. At OSU, I also lettered as a Division-I athlete on the rowing team. My higher education development experience includes working at OSU, Florida and Montana State University prior to coming to Texas A&M. All of these institutions are top-tier research and land-grant universities. I also serve in the United States Air Force in the Air National Guard. With over 13 years served, I have had extensive leadership training, as well as management experience. In addition, my mission critical role in the Air Force requires to me work with those above and below my rank.

Current work

Through teaching my focus is to connect people with their passion and help individuals maximize their potential. My goal is to continue grow as a professional by accepting new challenges, welcoming opportunities and leading by example.



  • Oregon State University

    2/2019 - Present Athletics Ambassador

  • College Station Independent School District - District-wide Education Improvement Council

    8/2016 - Present Committee Member

  • United States Air Force, Air National Guard

    7/2004 - Present Technical Sergeant



Executive Leadership - School of Military Science 481, 482
Leading Change - Agricultural Leadership Education and Development 440
Communication Skills for Agriculturalists 3360
Sustainable Energy and Resources 5331


My research is focused on the agricultural industry successes and failures related to partnerships with higher education and Extension.