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April 13, 2017

Arizona State University

  • New Appointment: Lauren Chenarides, Assistant Professor
  • Retirement: Eric Thor, 25 Years of Service

University of California, Davis

  • Award: Daniel Sumner, presented the Purdue University’s 43rd Annual James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture
  • Positions Taken by Recent Graduates: Brittney Goodrich, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University; Ted Gilliland, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Mount Holyoke College; Kajal Gulati, PhD, Title - Research Associate, Labor Division, IMPAQ International

Colorado State University

  • Appointment Change: Allison Bauman, Post Doc, CSU DARE
  • Awards: Alessandro Bonanno, European Association of Agricultural Economists, Outstanding ERAE Journal Article 2015; Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University, Oliver Pennock Distinguished Service Award 2017

Economic Research Service (USDA)

  • Resignation: Stephen MacDonald


  • New Appointment: Samuel Morley, Senior Research Fellow
  • Award: Pramod Joshi, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), Honorary Fellow award

Kansas State University

  • New Appointment: Jason Bergtold, Graduate Program Director
  • Resignation: Sean Fox

University of Maryland

  • Award: Lori Lynch, Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Grant
  • Visitor: Olha Khymych, PhD, Charles University Environment Center (Prague), Visiting Scholar, March-May 2017

Mississippi State University

  • New Appointment: Josh Maples, Assistant Professor
  • Award: Larry Falconer, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Lifetime Achievement Award

University of Missouri

  • Awards: Joe Parcell, University of Missouri, CAFNR, Golden Apple Teaching Award; Wyatt Thompson, USDA Economists Group, Bruce Gardner Award; Benjamin Brown, USDA, Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program; Ryan Milhollin, University of Missouri Extension, J.W. Burch State Specialist Award
  • Position Taken by Recent Graduate: Dong Won, PhD, Research Fellow, Korea Environment Institute, Sejong, Republic of Korea.  
  • Retirement: Mike Kaylen, 31.5 Years of Service

The Ohio State University

  • Awards: Stanley Thompson, U.S. Department of State, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant; Mario Miranda, Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, 2017 Fellow

Purdue University

  • Awards: Michael Gunderson, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, John Deere Award; Thomas Hertel and team, Purdue University, Big Idea Challenge Winner

Texas A&M University

  • New Appointment: Anastasia Shcherbakova, Assistant Professor-Energy Market Analysis and Decision Making
  • Awards: Ed Rister, Texas A&M Foundation, Partner in Philanthropy Award; Stan Bevers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Superior Service Award for Career Achievement; Tiffany Lashmet, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Superior Service Award for Team Achievement; Bruce McCarl, Texas A&M University, Presidential Impact Fellow
  • Retirement: John Siebert, 21 Years of Service

Texas Tech University

  • Appointment Change: Ryan Williams, Associate Professor with Tenure
  • Awards: Eduardo Segarra, SAEA, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017; Darren Hudson, Texas Tech University, Integrated Scholar, 2017

Virginia Tech

  • New Appointments: Clinton Neill, Assistant Professor; Ford Ramsey, Assistant Professor 
  • Retirements: Daniel Taylor, 35 years of service; Steve Blank, 5 Years of Service 
  • Visitors: Derek Farnsworth, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Guest Lecturer, March 2016; Michael Robe, Associate Professor, American University, Guest Lecturer March 2016