College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education
Tyson Sorensen is currently an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education at Utah State University. His primary role is teaching where he teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, and also directs the pre-service agricultural education program. Tyson thoroughly enjoys teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, particularly in applied settings such as teaching and supervising student teachers in high school classrooms and mentoring students in their research projects. His goal as an educator is to provide high impact experiences for students and to help students experience success. He has received numerous regional and national awards throughout his career for excellence in teaching, mentorship, and research. Tyson attended Utah State University where he earned both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Education. He taught high school agriculture for seven years in Mesa, Arizona and later was hired as a faculty instructor in Agricultural Education at Oregon State University while completing his Ph.D. He received a Ph.D. in Science Education in 2015. His dissertation focused on the work-family interface of teachers and its influence on teacher turnover. Currently, Tyson’s research focusses on attracting, developing, and retaining the next generation of agricultural scientists to address the socio-scientific challenges of our day.