I am so elated to take this course to learn more about teaching and learning within the collegiate sector. My name is Mr. Maurice D. Smith, Jr., and I am a native of Sussex County, Virginia, earned a BS (2009) degree from Virginia State University and the MS (2012) degree from Virginia Tech.
I am currently a PhD student and Research Assistant in the Agricultural and Extension Education program at The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to pursuing my doctoral studies, I was a 4-H youth development extension agent at Virginia Cooperative Extension (Sussex County), and a Program Research Technician to the Deputy Assistant USDA Secretary for Cultural Transformation.
I am a proud member of the Minorities in Agriculture, National Resources & Related Sciences (MANRRS), and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
To learn more about me, visit www.mauricesmithjr.weebly.com.