Department of Agricultural Economics
Director, Office of International Programs for Agriculture

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Specializes In:

  • Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy
  • Effects of Tariffs and Non-tariff Barriers
  • Impacts of Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary Requirements and other standards on Agricultural Trade
  • Macroeconomic Impacts on Agriculture

International Experience:

  • External Examiner for Department of Agricultural Economics at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - May 2011
  • Higher Education Consultant to USAID's Azerbaijan Competitiveness and Trade Project - Jan to March, 2011
  • Economic Consultant to USAID's Trade and Investment Reform Support Program in Azerbaijan, Spe 2010
  • Economic Consultant to USAID's Indonesia Trade Assistance Project - June - July 2009
  • P.I. for U.S. Agency for International Development grant "A Partnership Between the University of Kentucky and Three Indonesia Universities." - June 2006 - June 2010
  • P.I. for U.S. Department of Agriculture grant "Technical Assistance to Extension in Serbia." - June 2005 - present

Selected Awards:

  • Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration), Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2014
  • Fulbright Award (Specialist), Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe, January/February 2014
  • Book Review Editor, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2013-2015
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Business, Guangxi, University for Nationalities, 2012-2015
  • President, Past President and President Elect, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2009-present


  • "World Markets for Agricultural Products and Senegal's Potential." Invited address at the African Institute of Management, Dakar, Senegal, February 21, 2015
  • "Agricultural Market System Development and its Implications for Indonesia." Invited address (plenary speaker) at the International Conference on Agriculture, University Penmbangunan National, Surabaya, Indoneisa, October 10, 2013
  • Keynote "Impacts of Free Trade Agreements on Agricultural Trade Creation and Diversion." Invited seminar at Guangxi University, China. June 19, 2012