CSUS professor receives CANR Excellence in Teaching – Established Teacher Award

Michael Everett to receive 2020 CANR Excellence in Teaching - Established Teacher Award at ANR Week

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Michael W. Everett, Ph.D., will receive the 2020 MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Excellence in Teaching – Established Teacher Award during ANR Week on March 6.

The CANR Excellence in Teaching – Established Teacher Award recognizes individuals with five or more years of teaching experience who have demonstrated a commitment to quality scholarship of teaching, as evidenced by their contributions to teaching, learning and demonstrated success in these areas.

Everett is a professor and undergraduate program coordinator in the Department of Community Sustainability. He also serves as the program coordinator for the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education (AFNRE) master’s degree program. He has been an instructor for the past 22 years and throughout his tenure, he has taught the majority of leadership-focused courses within the department.

Everett is a thought leader and excels in developing change agents through graduate and undergraduate teaching. He integrates classroom content using experiential learning techniques to provide students with real-world applications in order to help them prepare for and achieve their career goals. He also strives to strengthen students’ transferable skills and leadership outside the classroom. He incorporates technology to facilitate learning and builds peer-to-peer practices using scaffolding techniques to strengthen student leadership and confidence.

Everett not only excels as an educator, but also as an academic advisor and internship coordinator, where he assists in advising over 400 students across three majors. Additionally, Everett created and chaired the AFNRE Career Development Event, a program for high school students to experience a career as an agriculture, food or natural resources educator. His leadership in this program has had a positive impact on secondary students in FFA, as well as AFNRE.

Everett has published research related to post-secondary teaching and has numerous publications focused on higher education teaching and learning. He has been honored with the Lilly Fellows Program scholarship for teaching and learning.

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