Max “Dusty” Menzies is a Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M. He has been employed at A&M for 25 years and received his Ph.D. in Education Administration from A&M in 2017. Dusty has taught over 3000 students at A&M and has received teaching awards including the Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence, the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for College Level Teaching, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Marion Teaching Award and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honor Professor Award. He was a part of both the College of Agriculture’s inaugural Critical Thinking Fellowship and First-Year Friendly Faculty initiatives. He has mentored students in three organizations and has helped raise over $100,000 in grants for those organizations. His Academic Quiz Bowl teams have recorded three top-five teams in the past four years. Dusty has served two national associations as student section advisor for the past four years and has organized the section’s participation in annual meetings during that time. His most challenging and most rewarding activities have been the nine study abroad trips to Scotland and Ireland that he has developed, organized, and led. These trips have included 170 students and has resulted in multiple students pursuing graduate degrees in those countries.