Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Program, Division of Resource Management, WVU Faculty Research Associate, Regional Research Institute
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University, 1983
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University, 1980
B.S., Agricultural Sciences, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India, 1977
niche product development in regional and international settings
Honors and Awards:
Fulbright Senior Specialist program, 2008-2013
Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Service Award, 2006-2007
Inducted into Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society, 2004
Outstanding Research Award, Division of Resource Management, West Virginia University, 2003-2004
President, Gamma Sigma Delta, Agricultural Honor Society, WVU Chapter, 2001.
Gamma Sigma Delta Senior Faculty Certificate of Merit, 2000.
Outstanding Teaching Award, WVU Division of Resource Management [20 faculty], 1996-1997 and 1997-1998
Honorary FFA Member, 1998.
Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Finance and Industry; Who’s Who in the World; and International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, 9th (millenium) edition.
The Science Guide’s “4 Test Tube Award” for excellence in scientific web publishing, 1997.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1983-1984