GRI Affiliated Researcher to be Inducted into MSU's Bagley College of Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Geosystems Research Institute
February 8, 2008

Dr. William McAnally, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, was one of only four faculty members (of about 150) to be selected recently for membership in the Bagley College of Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Individuals were nominated by faculty, staff and students in the college and were chosen based on the following selection criteria:

"Outstanding teaching is evidenced by many factors. Outstanding teachers engage students in the learning process and motivate students to succeed in the classroom as well as outside of the classroom. Outstanding teachers seek to use a variety of teaching methods to reach students regardless of their individual learning styles. Outstanding teachers are demanding but fair, clearly communicating their expectations for students and hold students to these expectations. Outstanding teachers challenge students at all levels in their classrooms and encourage collaborative learning among their students. Outstanding teachers engage in active assessment of the learning of their students and seek to improve their teaching to ensure even greater student learning in the future."

Dr. McAnally will be inducted into the academy at a dinner to be held in March. Other faculty members selected were:
 - Dr. T.J. Jankun-Kelly - Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
 - Dr. Thomas Lacy - Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
 - Dr. Noel Schulz - Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. McAnally is a respected collaborator involved in numerous projects with the GeoResources Institute and the Northern Gulf Institute. His focus areas are primarily in hydrologic and hydraulic engineering, modeling, and coastal and estuarine sediment processes. He and his wife, Carol, have four children, all of whom graduated from MSU, and three grandchildren, all of whom will attend MSU.

You may reach Dr. McAnally at for more information.

Geosystems Research Institute  •  Contact GRI
Modified: December 2, 2020  •  WebMaster  •  Intranet