Professor and Chairperson
Ph.D., Texas A&M University
M.S., Murray State University
B.S., Berea College
Dr. Titus Awokuse is Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. Prior to joining AFRE he was Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics at the University of Delaware. He is an internationally respected scholar who has consulted for private businesses, national governments, international development agencies, and non-governmental organizations. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in international trade, agricultural and natural resource policy, and applied statistics.
Professor Awokuse has published his academic research papers in several refereed journals such as: Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, and World Development. He has made notable contributions to the agricultural and applied economics profession by serving on various committees and taken on leadership roles in several professional associations. He served as editor of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review journal from 2007-2010. He is Chair-Elect of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators (NAAEA) section of the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA). He and his wife, Tina, are blessed with three children and live in East Lansing, MI.
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