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Auburn University

  • New Appointment: Gnel Gabrielyan, Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Award: Ruiqing Miao, Outstanding Journal Article 2020 of the European Review of Agricultural Economics
  • Positions Taken by Recent Graduates: Prasenjit Ghosh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business, University of Southern Indiana; Matthew Muntifering, PhD, Senior Analyst,; Rui Chen, PhD, Research-Extension Assistant Professor, Tuskegee University

University of Idaho

  • Resignation:  Ben Eborn

International Food Policy Research Institute

  • New Appointments: Serge Mugabo, Research Analyst; You Chen, Research Assistant; Lucia Carrillo, Research Analyst; Chimwemwe Banda, Research Analyst; Ibrahim Ochenje, Research Officer; Shuang Zhou, Research Analyst; Suyashi Purwar, Program Manager; Md. Masum Ali, Research Analyst II
  • Appointment Changes: Emily Schmidt, Research Fellow; Flor Paz, Research Analyst; Mir Raihanul Islam, Research Analyst; Francisco Barba, Senior Research Analyst
  • Awards: Will Martin, AAEA, AAEA 2021 Fellow; Johan Swinnen, AAEA, Quality of Communication Award; Agnes Quisumbing, Claudia Ringler, Johan Swinnen, International Association of Agricultural Economists, Honorary Life Members
  • Resignations: Chelsea Reinberg; Monika Walia; Katrina Boyd; Esha Farooqe; Naveen Abedin; Shivani Kachwaha; Shivani Gupta; Wuit Yi Lwin; Nahian Bin Khaled; Hongdi Zhao; Mara Van Den Bold; Vishakha Wadhwani; Shahinul Kabir; Giang Thai; Sania Haider Shikoh; Noormah Rizwan; Destan Aytekin

Kansas State University

  • Awards: Andrew Barkley, Outstanding Revised Textbook in Social Sciences, 2020; Jason Bergtold, Kansas State University Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars, 2021-22; Jason Bergtold, AAEA Distinguished Teaching Award 10 or More Years’ Experience; Jason Bergtold, WAEA Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award 10 or More Years’ Experience; Nathan Hendricks, Outstanding AEPP Article for "Are Farmers Made Whole by Trade Aid”; Allen M. Featherstone, AAEA Agricultural Finance and Management Section Publication of Lasting Impact Award for “Factors Influencing a Farmer’s Decision to Invest in Long-Term Conservation Improvements,” Land Economics, 1993; Gabriel Blair Fontinelee, Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award Honorable Mention; Hannah Shear, AAEA Graduate Student Policy Communication Competition First Place; Chelsea Arnold, AAEA Graduate Student Extension Competition Second Place; John Green, Lauren Benavidez, and Megan Hill, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) Student Case Competition Graduate Division First Place
  • Appointment Changes: Ed Perry, Associate Professor; Gabe Sampson, Associate Professor; Jisang Yu, Associate Professor; Jesse Tack, Professor
  • Positions Taken by Recent Graduates: Adaku, Abigail, Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business, University of Ghana; Al-Sudani, Amer, Post-Doc, Louisiana State University; Contreras, Sandr,  Economic Instructor, Georgia Military College; Hodjo, Manzamasso, Post-Doc Fellow, K-State University, Feed the Future Innovation Lab; Jun, Minyoung, Visiting Professor, Kyunghee University, Suwon, Korea; Kang, Munsu, Associate Research Fellow, Africa and Middle East Team Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP); Lee, Juhee, Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Public Policy (SPP) at the University of California, Riverside; Lwiza, Florence, Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda; Mallika, Patalee, Post-Doc, University of Kentucky; Miller, Noah, Agricultural Research Economist, ERS; Mitchell, James, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas; Moon, Donghyun, Associate Research Fellow, Africa and Middle East Team Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP); Myzyece, Agness, Lecturer, Iowa Wesleyan University; Rahman, Kazi Tamim, Professor & Head, Department of Agricultural Economics Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh

University of Missouri

  • Awards: Joe Horner, Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors, Dairy Leadership Award; Sarah Low and a team of collaborators, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, Excellence in Teamwork for "Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities: Multi-state Showcase"; Jill Moreland, Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri, DASS Excellence Award; Jamille Palacios Rivera, CWAE, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award; Corinne Valdivia, Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Award; Corinne Valdivia, University of Missouri, Gold Chalk Award; Pat Westhoff and team at FAPRI, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy and Analysis
  • Position Taken by Recent Graduate: Maria Kuhns, MS, Entrepreneurship Specialist, Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council
  • Honorary Position: Joe Parcell, Chair of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators, 2021-22

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Award: Richard Perrin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2021 Darrell W. Nelson Excellence in Graduate Student Advising Award
  • Positions Taken by Recent Graduates: Cicely Batie, MS, Assistant Director, Nebraska Department of Agriculture; Badri Khanal, PhD, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Delaware; Yunkyyng (Julie) Lee, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Doane University; Pedro Queiroz, PhD, Agribusiness Lecturer, Clemson University
  • Visitor: Felipe Miranda de Souza Almeida, Visiting Researcher, ESALQ, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2021-2022

The Ohio State University

  • New Appointment: Seungki Lee, Professor, Farm Management and Agricultural Policy
  • Appointment Changes: Elena Irwin, appointment to the EPA Science Advisory Board, with a dual appointment to the Agricultural Sciences Committee; Ani Katchova, Professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair
  • Awards: Siddhartha Bora, 2021 William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • Resignation: Ben Brown, Agricultural Policy and Farm Management

Prairie View A&M University

  • Award: Alfred Parks, AAEA Fellow, 2021

Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Award: Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, RSAI Fellow

Virginia Tech

  • Awards: Kevin Boyle, Virginia Tech, Alumni Award for Excellence in Research; John Bovay, Southern Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Emerging Scholar Award
  • Resignation: Conaway Haskins
  • Visitors: Siyan Liu, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University, Guest Lecturer, January 2021; Zoë Plakias, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Guest Lecturer, February 2021; Laura Schechter, Professor, The University of Wisconsin at Madison, February 2021; Anupa Sharma, Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University, March 2021; Brian Whitacre, Professor, Oklahoma State University, March 2021; Jacqueline Yenerall, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, March 2021; Angela Lyons, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, March 2021; Chris Udry, Professor, Northwestern University, March 2021; Mindy Mallory, Associate Professor, Purdue University, April 2021; Aaron Smith, Professor, University of California at Davis, April 2021; Cathy Kling, Professor, Cornell University, May 2021

Washington State University

  • New Appointment: Xin Liu, Assistant Professor of Applied Econometrics
  • Positions Taken by Recent Graduates: Christopher Ambrose, Ph.D., post-doctoral researcher, Tulane University; Yenjae Chang, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Korea Energy Economics Institute; Afrin Islam, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Instruction, Temple University; Jikhan Jeong, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Science and Business Analytics at Florida Polytechnic University; Samantha Johnson, Ph.D. Lecturer, University of Oklahoma; Alexander Kappes, Ph.D., post-doctoral researcher, Global Health Group, Washington State University; Ashutosh Kumar, Ph.D., post-doctoral researcher, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Jugal Marfatia, Ph.D., Data Scientist, Facebook; Chelsea Pardini, Ph.D. post-doctoral researcher, New York University; Joseph Patton, Ph.D., Data Scientist, Capital One; Nicolas Potter Ph.D. Economist, Economic Research Service, USDA; Mursaleen Shiraj, Ph.D. Assistant Director of Research, Moody’s Analytics; Joshua Tibbitts, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, Idaho
  • Honorary Position: Jill McCluskey, Board of Directors, International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)