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Faculty and Staff

Our faculty is full of agribusiness experts, many of which are tenured professors in the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics. Our experts partner with the Center's staff to design, develop and deliver the best educational opportunities for agribusiness professionals.

If you have any questions about what the Center can do for you or your company, please send us a message or give us a call. 

Management Team
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David Downey

Executive Director and Professor Emeritus

P: (765) 494-0464

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Scott Downey

Associate Director and Associate Professor

P: (765) 494-4325

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Allan Gray

Director and Professor

P: (765) 494-4323

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Michael Gunderson

Associate Director and Associate Professor

P: (765) 496-2010

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Jim Mintert

Director and Professor

P: (765) 494-4310

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Lisa Swain

Marketing Director

P: (765) 494-8151

Staff
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Lindsey Balensiefer

CRM Analyst / Marketing Coordinator

P: (765) 494-8389

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Liza Braunlich

Distance Education Specialist

P: (765) 494-4263

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Aissa Good

Business Development Manager

P: (765) 496-3884

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Emily Hoeing

Key Account Program Manager

P: (765) 496-3099

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Masi Keshavarz

Research Project Manager

P: (765) 496-3385

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Taryn Nance

MS-MBA Program Manager

P: (765) 496-2447

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Jennifer Stewart-Burton

Content Marketing and Social Media Manager

P: (765) 496-6032

Faculty and Instructors
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Phillip Abbott

Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-4274

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Jay Akridge

Interim Provost, Purdue University

P: (765) 494-4327

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Freddie Barnard

Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-4242

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Michael Boehlje

Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-4222

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Larry DeBoer

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-4314

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Otto Doering, III

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-4226

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Craig Dobbins

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-9041

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Frank Dooley

Associate Vice Provost, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-0615

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Bruce Erickson

Education Distance and Outreach Director, Purdue Agronomy

P: (765) 494-7540

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Marcos Fava Neves

International Adjunct Professor, School of Business, University of São Paulo

P: +55 16 36023903

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Joan Fulton

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-0594

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Brent Gloy

Visiting Professor

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Karen Grabow

Organizational Psychologist, Retired Chief Human Resources Officer, Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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Chris Hurt

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-4273

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Bhagyashree Katare

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: 765-494-7709

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Marshall Martin

Professor, Deptartment of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-8365

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William Secor

Clinical Assistant Professor

P: (765) 494-8350

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Nathanael Thompson

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics

P: 765-494-0593

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Wally Tyner

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-4205

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Holly Wang

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-4245

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Nicole Widmar

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

P: (765) 494-2567