Professor, Agricultural Resource Economics
Faculty Research Associate, Regional Research Institute
Faculty Teaching Associate, Center for Black Culture and Research
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, 1981
M.S., Economics, Colorado State University, 1976
B.S., Economics, Haile Selassie University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1972
rural and community development
regional growth and development
economic development and policy analysis
international agricultural development
Honors and Awards:
Outstanding Community Service Award, Houston, Texas Eritrean Community, August 27, 2006
Outstanding Community Service Award, New York Eritrean Community, June 12, 2005.
Outstanding Community Service Award, St. Louis Eritrean Community, April 16, 2005.
Outstanding Service Award, Division of Resource Management, West Virginia University, 2004.
Outstanding Community Service Award, National Union of Eritrean Women, Seattle, 2004.
Outstanding Research Award, Division of Resource Management, West Virginia University, 2001
Outstanding Research Award, Division of Resource Management, West Virginia University, 1999.
Outstanding service award, Center for Black Culture and Research,
West Virginia University, May 15, 1993
Outstanding Black Agricultural Economist, AAEA Committee on the Opportunities and Status of Blacks in Agricultural Economics Profession, 1990.
Morrison-Evans Outstanding ResearchScientistAward, ARD, 1890 Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Eighth Biennial Research Symposium, Washington, D.C., October 10, 1989.
A certificate of distinction for research accomplishment at Southern University by Phi Delta Kappa, Louisiana State University Chapter, March 29, 1989.
Listed for research excellence in the Congressional Record, Vol. 135, No. 35, Washington, Thursday, March 23, 1989.
Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award, Southern University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1988.
Outstanding Scientific Paper Award (plaque) at the ARD Seventh Biennial Research Symposium, Rural Development Section, Washington, D.C., October 4-7, 1987.
Awarded a certificate of appreciation for outstanding academic leadership and research accomplishments, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1983 & 1987
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