Dr. Mark Brennan receives the Gamma Sigma Delta award for Outstanding Teaching.
Dr. Mark Brennan
Mark Brennan, Ph.D. is the UNESCO Chair for Community, Leadership, and Youth Development and Professor of Leadership and Community Development. He is one of only 19 UNESCO Chairs in the United States, the only one at a land grant institution and in College of Agriculture. This allows for unprecedented opportunities for the College to be globally at the forefront applied teaching and research. Dr. Brennan’s work focuses on the role of community and leadership development in global youth, community, and rural development.
Since 2009, he has taught 32 courses (24 undergraduate and 8 graduate). All courses have received exceptional student and peer evaluations, which place him in the elite of teaching faculty in his College and Department averages.
Dr. Brennan is very active in student mentorship. At the graduate level, he has served on 73 graduate student committees (Chairing 32 - 16 PhD and 16 MS). He currently advises over 30, Agricultural Sciences, AEE Leadership option, and the Leadership Development minor undergraduates. His work has resulted in over 120 publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, books, and outreach publications.