John Mann

John Mann

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Assistant Professor
Product Center



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Dr. Mann is a fixed-term assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, and works primarily in the Center for Economic Analysis (CEA), a part of the Product Center Food-Ag-Bio.  His priority responsibilities at the CEA are to develop and contribute expertise to the regional economic analysis of Michigan and surrounding states. He also works closely with the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development regarding technology transfer and entrepreneurship innovation systems. Prior to completing his PhD at Oklahoma State University in 2012, he worked for 17 years as a broadcast newsroom manager, which provides a unique perspective for his research, teaching, and extension activities.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Regional economics
  • Technology transfer
  • Rural development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Local Foods


  • FIM 224: Market Information and Intelligence Gathering (2013, 2014)