Dr. Michael Newman
Dr. Michael E. Newman is a Professor and the Director of the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University.
Ph.D., Agricultural and Extension Education, Mississippi State University
M.S., Agricultural Education, The Ohio State University
B.S., Agricultural and Extension Education, Mississippi State University
Dr. Michael Newman currently serves as the Director of the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University and as a professor of agricultural education, leadership, and communications within the school. He has 13 years of experience with the Mississippi State University Extension Service as a Planning and Evaluation Specialist and 26 years plus as a faculty member at MSU, teaching primarily in program evaluation and research methods.
Dr. Newman has been recognized as a Grisham Master Teacher at MSU and has won numerous awards for research and service. Additionally, in 2016, Newman was recognized as a Distinguished Lecturer through the American Association for Agricultural Education and in 2008 received an Outstanding Leadership Award also through the American Association for Agricultural Education.
He recently provided the distinguished lecture at the American Association for Agricultural Education Annual Conference. His primary scholarly interest is program evaluation in extension education.
His scholarly publications and presentations are plentiful at the state, regional, and national level with 57 referred articles in journals and proceedings, 7 books, 73 refereed paper and poster presentations, 76 invited presentations, etc. Additionally, Dr. Newman has conducted 55 Extension in-service workshops, and 41 Extension program evaluations. Dr. Newman also has to his credit 32 on-line and 46 paper/telephone instruments developed.
Dr. Newman has generated $2.35 million in grant funding through 34 proposals. He has also served as evaluation specialist on 50 other funding projects where he was not the primary investigator or co-primary investigator.