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Celebration Continued: Dr. Ewing Receives Honors @jce122
As we begin to wind down from last week’s celebrations with family
and friends, this week we join in celebration to recognize Dr. Ewing for being recognized
as the Community of Scholars 2016 Northern Region Excellence in College
and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences.
1992, the Community of Scholars Honoring Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciencesprogram recognizes outstanding college professors of
agriculture, natural resources, veterinary and human sciences. A selection
committee of nationally recognized teachers and scholars choose two national
recipients and two early career awardees. Also selected are six regional award
recipients. The nominees are evaluated based on their instruction ability, educational innovation, service to students, professionalism and
scholarship. Sponsored by the National Institute of Food and
Agriculture (NIFA) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
(APLU), the award is presented at their annual meeting.
Excellence in College and Teaching Awards also recognizes university faculty for
preparing students for the future. Requirements of eligibility for a
Regional Award include: a person who exhibits sustained and meritorious
teaching, as well as maintained at least eight consecutive years’ experience
in higher education teaching. While a sustained pattern of meritorious activity
is expected, this award does not recognize teaching longevity so much as it
recognizes the quality of recent achievements involving teaching philosophy,
methodology, and self-assessment aimed at improvement.
John Ewing many accolades made him eligible for this award. Dr. Ewing's accomplishments are highlighted below!
Penn State faculty member since 2006, Dr. Ewing’s teaching focuses mainly on
undergraduate education. He has taught eight different courses related to
teacher education. Dr. Ewing has the ability to connect theory and practice into each
class topic, allowing students to see relevance in their learning. Also,
by connecting his research on experimental learning and content specific to
agricultural education, Dr. Ewing has been able to help future teachers prepare
for management of their own high school agricultural education program.
Dr. Ewing has served as the undergraduate program coordinator for Penn State's Agricultural
and Extension Education major since 2008. This role helps guide
students to opportunities that enhance their Penn State experience and their
educational journey to becoming an agricultural educator.
Other Recognition- Dr.
Ewing’s desire to help students has been recognized through multiple organizations
and awards. These include the following: North Central American Association for
Agricultural Education’s Outstanding Early Career Agricultural Educator Award,
College of Agricultural Sciences Community of Teaching Excellence Award, North
American Colleges and Teachers of Agricultural (NACTA) Teaching Award of Merit,
Penn State Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award of Merit, and the NACTA Teacher
Through Dr. Ewing's hard work and dedication to teaching & service, he has achieved much as a teacher educator
at Penn State. He
gives credit to Dr. Tracy Hoover and Dr. Rama Radhakrishna. He says “They have
both provided me excellent mentoring over the past 10 years at Penn State. Both
have supported me in my teaching, and have always encouraged me to be the best teacher and advisor that I
can be for my students. I appreciate all of their help.” It is evident
the continued effort Dr. Ewing puts forth to achieve what others have helped him
become. This recognition is quite an honor, and we thank Dr. Ewing for his time
Congratulations Dr. John Ewing!
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