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2017 Mentorship Workshop Schedule

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May 31, 2017: Day 1

Time (MST) Event
7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration, continental breakfast
8:00 am - 8:30 am Welcome and introductions from leadership
  • Jayson Lusk (AAEA President), Oklahoma State University
  • Marca Weinberg, USDA- Economic Research Service (ERS)
8:30 am - 10:00 am Teaching
  • Andy Barkley, Kansas State University; 2016 AAEA
    Teaching Award Winner
  • Rich Sexton, University of California, Davis; 2015 AAEA
    Graduate Teaching Winner
10:00 am - 10:15 am Compile Table “Take-Aways”
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:45 am Service: Learning when to say "NO"
  • Norbert Wilson, Tufts University; Faculty Perspective
  • Larry Van Tassell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
    Administrator’s Perspective
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Compile Table “Take-Aways”
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch and break
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Grant Writing and Project Management
  • Robbin Shoemaker, USDA-NIFA; Program Manager
    Perspective
  • Dawn Thilmany McFadden, Colorado State University;
    Faculty Perspective
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Compile “Take-Aways”
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Work-Life Balance
  • Cheryl DeVuyst, Oklahoma State University
  • Jill McCluskey (AAEA Past President)
    Washington State University
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Compile “Take-Aways”
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Informal social time and networking
(cocktails and dinner on your own)

June 1, 2017: Day 2

Time (MST) Event  
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am Research and Publishing
  • Marc Bellemare, University of Minnesota, Editor of
    Food Policy
  • Tim Beatty, University of California, Davis and Managing Editor of AJAE
9:30 am - 9:45 am Compile Table “Take-Aways”
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 11:30 am Extension and Outreach
  • Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University
  • Deacue Fields, Auburn University
11:30 am - 11:45 am Compile Table “Take-Aways”
11:45 am - 1:30 pm Lunch and break
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Successful Communication Strategies and Working with Media
  • Jayson Lusk (AAEA President), Oklahoma State University
  • David Just (AAEA Board of Director), Cornell University
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Navigating Re-appointment, Promotion and Tenure
(Sabbatical Leaves, Outside Consulting)
  • Paul Patterson, Dean, Auburn University
  • Nicole Ballenger, former Associate Provost and
    Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and
    Professor, University of Wyoming
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Compile “Take-Aways”
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Advice on Careers Outside Academia
  • Andrew Muhammad, USDA-Economic Research Service
  • Brian Briggeman, Kanas State University; former employee
    at Federal Reserve Bank
  • Jody Campiche, Cotton Council
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Goal Setting and Take-Aways
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Evaluation and Adjourn

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