Center for Teaching Excellence Names Montague Scholar

Jul 29, 2014

Michael C. Ewers, assistant professor of geography, has been selected as the Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar from the College of Geosciences.

The Montague-CTE program, now in its 24th year, honors early-career excellence in undergraduate teaching at Texas A&M University.

Ewers has exemplified quality of undergraduate teaching in his human geography, energy, and high impact courses.

Ewers students and colleagues noted his significant contributions to the Geography Department’s undergraduate curricula, by developing new courses that strengthen the quality of the program. They laud him for fostering new learning environments that enhance the academic experiences of the students.

These experiences have galvanized many of his students to pursue further research. Many have gone on to become undergraduate research assistants, and those who have already graduated decided to pursue research in graduate school. Both in and out of the classroom, Ewers has had an immediate impact in making undergraduate students curious and excited about geography.

Ewers graduated with his M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from Ohio State University.