Walter N. Taylor, assistant dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Mississippi State University, has been designated a fellow of the American Association for Agricultural Education. The designation is the highest honor given by the organization and recognizes contributions to teaching, research and service.

Taylor is a former president of AAAE and served as head of the Department of Agricultural Information Science and Education at MSU before assuming his current duties.

The MSU administrator earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education at Virginia State College and a master’s degree in agricultural and extension education at New Mexico State University. His doctorate is from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in vocational-technical education.

AAAE is a national organization dedicated to studying, applying, and promoting the teaching and learning processes in agriculture.