We asked several CAHNRS Ambassadors, excellent students who love WSU and their college, to name their favorite or most influential professors. And now we’re featuring those nominated educators in this weekly series, which runs through the summer.
Where are you from?
Where did you go to school?
Miami University (B.A.), London School of Economics (Masters), and Ohio State University (Masters and Ph.D.)
How did you become interested in your field?
I took Introduction to Microeconomics as a junior in college. My undergraduate degree is in biology, but that course is why I decided to pursue economics in graduate school.
Why did you want to become a professor?
The combination of independent research and the opportunity to teach college-age students is the best possible job one could want.
What is your favorite thing about working with college students?
I teach agriculture related economics courses, and the best thing about working with our undergrads is how much they know about agriculture, and how much they care about it.
What advice would you pass along to students?
Treat the first two weeks of the semester like they are the last two.