Wilson wins teaching award

Date posted: November 30, 2010

Dr. Elizabeth WilsonDr. Elizabeth Wilson

Dr. Elizabeth B. Wilson, associate professor of agricultural and extension education in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received a 2010 Regional Teaching Award at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 123rd Annual Meeting in Dallas.

The Regional Teaching Award recognizes six outstanding faculty members on the basis of their ability as classroom teachers, use of innovative teaching methods, service to students and their profession and scholarship. The award includes a $2,000 stipend for each recipient.

Wilson is a former high school instructor who began teaching at NCSU in 2000.  She currently teaches several undergraduate courses — methods of teaching, teaching diverse learners and a team-taught agricultural biotechnology course — as well as graduate courses in curriculum development and trends and issues in agricultural education.

Between 2000 and 2006, Wilson received funding to coordinate workshops to train high school teachers how to teach agricultural biotechnology.  Between 2007 and 2010, she received a U.S. Department of Agriculture Higher Education Challenge grant to collaborate with animal science and plant biology faculty to develop and pilot a successful integrated multidisciplinary agricultural biotechnology online course for science and non-science majors.

Wilson received the American Association for Agricultural Education’s Southern Region Distinguished Teaching Award, the American Vocational Education Research Association’s Outstanding Beginning Teacher and Scholar Award, and the Future Farmers of America’s 1989 Agriscience Teacher of the Year award.  She was also awarded NCSU’s Outstanding Teaching Award and was inducted into the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers.

Wilson earned two B.S. degrees and M.S. and Ed.D. degrees from North Carolina State University.

The annual award is sponsored by APLU, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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