Clinical Assistant Professor
William Secor joined the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Center for Food and Agricultural Business in August 2016 as a clinical assistant professor. His role is to provide thought leadership in the area of marketing and to help lead the MS-MBA program as associate director.
Will’s research has spanned the food and fiber system. He has analyzed investments in biofuel production, international sourcing and marketing decisions, and the impacts of acquisitions in food retailing on national brand and private label prices. His research interests focus on the interconnections between companies and consumers at many different points in the food economy.
Will earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural economics from Virginia Tech and his doctorate in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.
Will and his wife Marybeth have one son, Emerson. They enjoy traveling, reading, hiking and playing sports.