Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Michelle Morgan, History, was named a recipient of the 2023 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Gov. Mike Parson and members of the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education will recognize Dr. Troche and others for their achievements.

The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented to an outstanding faculty member from each participating higher education institution in the state. The awards, which are not monetary, are based on effective teaching, effective advising, service to the university community, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement. View past winners of this award.

Dr. Morgan is an Associate Professor. Her research focuses on the history of American education, the American West, and American empire. Her work explores the roles schools have played in the inculcation of “American” values in newly acquired territories, emphasizing the participation of teachers as cultural agents. She is currently finishing a manuscript entitled Empire’s Teachers: Educators and Reform in the Urban Far West, 1890–1930. She serves as the Program Coordinator for MSU’s BSED-History Program.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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