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Dr. Joey Mehlhorn recognized as UT Martin's fall 2017 Featured Faculty Scholar

11-22-2017


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MARTIN, Tenn. – Dr. Joey Mehlhorn, chair holder for the Gil Parker Chair of Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources, is the Featured Faculty Scholar for the 2017 fall semester. Mehlhorn also serves as graduate program coordinator in agriculture and natural resources, director of the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences and is professor of agricultural economics. A reception was held in his honor Nov. 16 in the Paul Meek Library.

The Featured Faculty Scholar Award began in the 1996-97 academic year and recognizes faculty whose research and creative works are chosen to be among the most prestigious of those produced by individuals at UT Martin.

Dr. Rich Helgeson, the university’s interim provost, has known Mehlhorn since 2003 when he (Mehlhorn) first arrived at the university. “The thing that I’ve always noticed about Joey every time I’ve seen him … is he’s like a magnet for students,” Helgeson said. “He’s really good with students.”

Mehlhorn expressed gratitude for the recognition and credits those around him for his success. “I am especially thankful to all of my colleagues and students who have helped me develop research ideas and turning those ideas into published works,” Mehlhorn said in an email statement. “I owe all of my success to the fact that I work with great people who are always willing to help me.”

Mehlhorn received his bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Mississippi State University, all in agricultural economics. His scholarly interests include agribusiness management, experiential learning, online teaching methods and farm management.

Selections of Mehlhorn’s professional work are on display in the university’s Paul Meek Library and open to the public for viewing. His name will also be added to a plaque permanently displayed in the library.

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FEATURED SCHOLAR - Dr. Joey Mehlhorn, chair holder for the Gil Parker Chair of Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources, is recognized as the Featured Faculty Scholar for the 2017 fall semester. A reception was held in his honor Nov. 16 in the Paul Meek Library. Presenting the plaque is Dr. Rich Helgeson, interim provost, and joining Helgeson and Mehlhorn for the presentation is Dr. Todd Winters, dean, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.



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