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Mary Kate Lanier, MS

Academic Advisor

Lecturer

2223E Broughton Hall

Bio

Mary Kate Morgan Lanier grew up on her family’s row crop farm in Currituck County, North Carolina. As an active member of the National FFA Organization, Mary Kate found her passion working with people and sharing the story of agriculture, which led her to North Carolina State University to pursue a degree in Agricultural Education with a minor in Animal Science. Mary Kate was an involved student leader and held various internships during her time as an undergraduate student at NC State, where she graduated from in May of 2020. Her love of learning and NC State, led her back to campus where she served as a graduate teaching and research assistant while pursuing a Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education. She graduated with her M.S. in May of 2022 and jumped at the opportunity to return to her alma mater to teach and advise student in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences!

Mary Kate and her husband, Amos, have a black labrador retriever named after their favorite place on campus, Reynolds. In her free time Mary Kate enjoys visiting with friends and family, traveling, spending time on the farm, and cheering on the Wolfpack (especially in football, women’s basketball, and baseball!)

Programs and Initiatives

  • Pack Peers Mentoring Program
  • AEE Club
  • Collegiate YF&R at NC State

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • AEE 101: Introduction to Career and Technical Education
  • AEE 103: Fundamentals of Agricultural and Extension Education

Professional Honors/Offices/Recognitions

  • 2022 – Graduate Student Teaching Award, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
  • 2022 – Outstanding Graduate Instructor, NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • 2022 – Outstanding Graduate Student in Agricultural and Extension Education, NC State Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
  • 2022 – Outstanding Thesis, NC State Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
  • 2022 – Graduate Student Teaching Award, NC State Graduate Student Association
  • 2020 – Mathews Medal, North Carolina State University
  • 2020 – Outstanding Student Leader, Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs
  • 2020 – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Senior, NC State Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
  • 2018 – American FFA Degree, National FFA Organization
  • 2016-2017 – State Vice President, North Carolina FFA Association

Selected Publications

Morgan, M.K. (2022). Examining the Experiences of North Carolina High School Agriculture Teachers with Incorporating Students with Diverse Needs in FFA [Master’s thesis, North Carolina State University]. NC State Repository.

Morgan, M.K. & Kirby, B.M. (May 2021). There’s Glass All Over the Floor: The Teaching, Mentorship, and Leadership of Dr. Jacque Deeds. Poster Presented at the American Association for Agricultural Education Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.

Warner, W.J., Edmonds, K.J., Morgan, M.K. & Bullock, J.H. (May 2021). A New Approach to Field Observations. Poster presentation presented at the North American College and Teachers of Agriculture Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.

Warner, W.J., Edmonds, K.J., Morgan, M.K. & Bullock, J.H. (February 2021). A New Approach to Field Observations. Poster presentation presented at the American Association for Agricultural Education Southern Region Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.

Morgan, M.K., Morgan, J., Park, T., & Warner, W. (May 2020) Pack Peers Make a Mentoring Difference. Poster presentation presented at the American Association for Agricultural Education Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.

Morgan, M.K., Morgan, J., Park, T., & Warner, W. (May 2020) Pack Peers Make a Mentoring Difference. Poster presentation presented at the North American College and Teachers of Agriculture Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.

Morgan, M.K., Morgan, J., Park, T., & Warner, W. (February 2020) Pack Peers Make a Mentoring Difference. Poster presentation presented at the American Association for Agricultural Education Southern Region Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Park, T. D., Morgan, J. E., Morgan, M. K., & Warner, W. J. (February 2018). Recruiting through agricultural education’s family trees. Poster presentation presented at the American Association for Agricultural Education Southern Region Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Education

BS Agricultural Education North Carolina State University

MS Agricultural and Extension Education North Carolina State University

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Academic Advising
  • Student Involvement
  • Diverse Learners

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