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Program Faculty

Purdue courses are taught by faculty of the Agricultural Economics Department of the College of Agriculture. Instructors have substantial research and publication records, and many have experience as consultants to corporations and government agencies.

Allan Gray

Director and Professor

Allan Gray serves as director of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business and the MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management. Allan’s research interests are agribusiness management, strategic planning, decision making in uncertain environments and simulation.  Full Bio

 

Mike BoehljeMike Boehlje

Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

Mike Boehlje is a distinguished professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Center for Food and Agricultural Business at Purdue University. Mike has devoted his career to helping farm and agribusiness managers and policymakers understand the pragmatic economic and financial consequences of their decisions. FULL BIO

 

Marshall Martin

Professor, Deptartment of Agricultural Economics

Marshall Martin is the associate director of agricultural research programs and a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University. Marshall is a specialist in agricultural policy, international trade and technology assessment (especially biotechnology and pesticide use). FULL BIO

 

Phil Abbott

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

Philip Abbott is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. He teaches courses on mathematical programming, international trade, trade policy and agricultural development, macroeconomics and mathematical economics. His current research focuses on international trade and international agricultural development, and four of his students have won national awards for the quality of their dissertations. FULL BIO

Mike Gunderson

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

Mike Gunderson joined Purdue University as an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics in August 2012. In addition to his responsibilities teaching in Purdue’s undergraduate and graduate classrooms on campus, Mike is also heavily involved in designing, developing and delivering non-credit, professional development programs through the department’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business. FULL BIO

  I was looking for a degree program that would allow me to pursue my personal goals of earning an MBA from a recognized, quality program while enhancing my business acumen and management skill sets. However, my current position requires regular travel, and my career is likely to continue to require that I relocate from time to time. It was important to have flexibility to fit the course work into  ... READ MORE  

Jason Brantley

Director, Enterprise Advanced Marketing - John Deere Global Technology Innovation Network
MS-MBA Class of 2000-2002

  I was looking for a degree program that would allow me to pursue my personal goals of earning an MBA from a recognized, quality program while enhancing my business acumen and management skill sets. However, my current position requires regular travel, and my career is likely to continue to require that I relocate from time to time. It was important to have flexibility to fit the course work into my schedule and I also did not want to be tied to a specific geographical area for any period of time. The MBA program allows me to meet all of my objectives without compromise.  

Jason Brantley

Director, Enterprise Advanced Marketing - John Deere Global Technology Innovation Network
MS-MBA Class of 2000-2002