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Milton G. Newberry III

Assistant Professor
  • Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
Mailing Address:
Athens, CAES Campus
Shipping Address:
Athens, CAES Campus

Education

University of Florida, Gainesville (2015)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Major: Agricultural Education and Communication
Specialization: Extension Education, Program Development & Evaluation
Dissertation Title: The Florida Master Naturalist Program: The Motivations, Psychological Benefits, and Climate Change Perceptions of Program Participants

The University of Georgia, Athens (2012)
Degree: Masters of Agricultural Leadership
Major: Agricultural Leadership
Thesis title: Naming ‘Animal Ambassadors’ and its Effects on Environmental Literacy Retention in Collegiate Students

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park (2007)
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Wildlife & Fisheries Science: Wildlife Option

Biography

Dr. Milton Newberry, III is originally from Browns Mills, New Jersey. His background is in environmental education, environmental interpretation, program development, program evaluation, and survey methodology. He worked as an Environmental Educator for Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and Penn State Extension at the Pennsylvania State University, Jekyll Island 4-H Center and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension at the University of Georgia, and W. Alton Jones Environmental Education Center at the University of Rhode Island. His work involved using injured, non-releasable raptors, reptiles, and amphibians as teaching tools in educational and outreach programs throughout Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. During his time at the University of Florida, he assisted in New Agent training for Florida Cooperative Extension. At the University of Georgia, he serves as an Evaluation Specialist, teaches graduate courses in program evaluation and research methods, and conducts research. He has a passion for teaching and mentoring students. Currently, he works with faculty to develop courses that meet the needs of environmental education. Dr. Newberry has received teaching awards from the University of Georgia, The University of Florida, and the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.

Research Interests

Dr. Newberry’s research interests revolve around environmental education programs targeting youth, nonformal pedagogical methods using live animals as teaching tools, program evaluation (including in the context of environmental education), adult motivations and psychological benefits of participation in conservation stewardship programs, and survey methodology. Specifically, Dr. Newberry is interested in the characteristics that draw individuals towards environmental conservation and what attributes they gain from their involvement. He is also interested in the influence of survey methodology on data quality. Lastly, Dr. Newberry is interested in the use of program evaluation in environmental education programs.

Recent Publications

  1. Newberry III, M. G., Fuhrman, N. E., & Morgan, A. C. (2017). Naming “animal ambassadors” in an educational presentation: Effects on learner knowledge retention. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, DOI: 10.1080/1533015X.2017.1333051
  2. Newberry III, M. G. & Israel, G. D. (2017). Comparing Two Web/Mail Mixed-Mode Contact Protocols to a Unimode Mail Survey. Field Methods, 29(3), 281-298.
  3. Stofer, K. A., & Newberry, III, M. G. (2017). When defining agriculture and science, explicit is not a bad word. Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(1), 131-150. https://doi.org/10.5032/jae.2017.01131
  4. Harder, A., Andenoro, A., Roberts, T. G., Stedman, N., Newberry III, M. G., Parker, S. J., Rodriguez, M. (2015). Does study abroad increase employability? Views from agriculture and natural resource career fair recruiters. NACTA Journal 59(1), 41-48.

Extension Education and Program Evaluation

  1. Newberry III, M. G., Gouldthorpe, J. L., & Israel, G. D. (2014). The savvy survey #15: Survey responses and data entry. 6 pp. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
  2. Newberry III, M. G., Gouldthorpe, J. L., & Israel, G. D. (2014). The savvy survey #16: Data analysis and survey results. 13 pp. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
  3. Newberry III, M. G., Gouldthorpe, J. L., & Israel, G. D. (2014). The savvy survey #17: Reporting survey findings. 5pp. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.