University Distinguished Professor Paul N. Wilson

For more than 25 years, Paul Wilson, a professor of agricultural and resource economics, has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.

Over the past 10 years he has taught more than 2,000 students, many in high-enrollment courses. His teaching accomplishments, underscored by high student ratings of his innovative teaching methods, have been recognized in his receipt of the College of Agriculture and Life Science's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Despite efforts to reduce his advising load of half his department's undergraduates, students keep flocking to his office whether assigned to him or not.

Wilson has published articles on team learning and distance learning, and has organized symposia and seminars on teaching.

He also has earned several teaching awards including the Meritorious Teaching Award from the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture and the Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association.

While sharing his commitment and passion for teaching, he has maintained an active research program on water use and agricultural economics. Wilson is clearly a research scholar and outstanding teacher and the pinnacle of what we hope to achieve in a student-centered research university.

Read more from the January 21 issue of UANews (a comprehensive article that covers recently designated regents professors and university distinguished professors) at the link below.

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Paul Wilson, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
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Aug 5 2010