CSUS professor receives CANR Excellence in Teaching – Established Teacher Award

Dan McCole, Ph.D., to receive 2022 CANR Excellence in Teaching - Established Teacher Award.

Dan McCole, Ph.D.

Dan McCole, Ph.D., will receive the 2022 Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Excellence in Teaching – Established Teacher Award on April 21.

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.

McCole is an associate professor in the Department of Community Sustainability where his scholarship focuses on the impacts of tourism on communities. His work combines the foundations and principles of business and management systems with a deep understanding of the role of leisure in peoples’ lives. As a social scientist, McCole brings together business fields of study (marketing, human resources, organizational development, finance and operations) with other social sciences related to the field of leisure (e.g., psychology, sociology and economics).

McCole joined the MSU faculty in 2009 but has been teaching at the college level for over 20 years, getting his start at MSU in the 1990s as a recitation instructor while getting his master’s in business administration. It was that experience that caused him to consider a career in higher education. McCole has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.  

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