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Glenn L. Johnson

Dr. Johnson's co-authored a widely used undergraduate textbook in farm management and is noted for his extensive research relating to farm management, national agricultural policy and economic development in less-developed countries. Dr. Johnson received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, his master's degree from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He returned to Michigan State in 1953 as a member of the faculty in Agricultural Economics. He was a recipient of the 1966 Distinguished Faculty Award at Michigan State, the highest award given by the University.

He served as vice-president of the American Farm Economic Association in 1962 and won that association's award for the best published research in 1952 and 1958. He was the first director of the Economic Development Institute of the University of Nigeria and served as a consultant to the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, in addition to numerous other public and private organizations concerned with domestic and foreign economic development. He was named a fellow of the AAEA in 1970.