Award Winner Detail

Award: Distinguished Teacher Award
Univeristy: North Carolina State University
Year: 2017
Section Awarded: National

William L.. Flowers, Distinguished Teacher Award

Dr. William L. Flowers has excelled in teaching during the past 30 years. He has taught over 5,000 students and consistently ranks in the top 1% of all teachers at NCSU. He has mentored 246 undergraduate students in teaching/research projects, 82 of which have completed advanced degrees and now have positions in academia, industry, or government. Each of the top 25 swine producers in the world have his students in key positions. He is a co-founder of the first lateral entry program in the US for food animal veterinarians (Food Animal Scholars) and the first distance education program for swine management professionals (Swine On-Line). He has secured over $2 million in support of his teaching programs including $1 million in industry donations of new technologies for use in his advanced courses. He has 178 peer-reviewed publications of which 64 are directly related to teaching. He resides in Apex, N.C. with his wife, Lynn; son, AJ; and a menagerie of animals. 

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