William Norris

Dr. William Norris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education. He graduated with his Associate in Science (A.S) degree from Central Alabama Community College (CACC) and his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Agriscience Education from Auburn University in 2016. He received his M.Ed. in Agriscience Education in 2017, his Ed.S. degree in Adult Education in 2018, and a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership in 2021 all from Auburn University. In addition, he received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education from Mississippi State University in 2021. His doctoral work focused on the perceptions of CTE administrators on STEM and employability skill integration into School Based Agricultural Education (SBAE).

Dr. Norris taught secondary agricultural education at Wetumpka High School in Wetumpka, AL from 2018-2022. There he advised the local FFA chapter, operated a school farm, severed on numerous committees for the Alabama FFA Association, and helped developed the Course of Study (COS) for agricultural education in Alabama. In 2019, Norris joined the SAE Awards Committee for the National FFA Organization which guides the judging and review process for proficiency and star awards. In 2021, Norris received the “Outstanding New Teacher” award from the Alabama FFA Association.

Dr. Norris’ research interests focus on teacher retention, administrator perceptions, and the professional development needs of agricultural educators. Dr. Norris is excited to be on the faculty at New Mexico State University. He believes that the Agricultural and Extension Education program at NMSU can be an asset to programs across New Mexico. Go Aggies!

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William Norris
Assistant Professor
Office Location: GTH 106
Phone: (575) 646-4539
Email: wnorris1@nmsu.edu