Faculty and Staff

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Our TEam

Our faculty and instructors are 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.

 

Leadership Team

David Downey

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS AND PROFESSOR EMERITUS

Scott Downey

DIRECTOR AND PROFESSOR

Aissa Good

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Taryn Nance

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, SALES AND MARKETING

Allan Gray

PROFESSOR, LAND O'LAKES CHAIR IN FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS, AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Betty Jones-Bliss

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Staff

Masi Keshavarz

RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER

Danielle Latta

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER

Lourival Carmo Monaco Neto

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Michelle Query

BUSINESS ANALYST

Torrie Sheridan

MARKETING MANAGER

Adam Barragato

LEARNING DESIGN AND RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Khyleigh North

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP PROJECT MANAGER

Faculty and Instructors

Jay Akridge

PROVOST AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND DIVERSITY

Michael Boehlje

PROFESSOR EMERITUS

Brady Brewer

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Luciano Thomé e Castro

INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATED PROFESSOR

Amanda Countryman

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Larry DeBoer

PROFESSOR EMERITUS

Nathan DeLay

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Tom Dukes

DIRECTOR OF QUALITY, COMMUNITY VENTURES IN LIVING

Bruce Erickson

AGRONOMY EDUCATION DISTANCE & OUTREACH DIRECTOR

Marcos Fava Neves

INTERNATIONAL ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO

Justin Funk

INSTRUCTOR

Keith Halperin

VISITING PROFESSOR AND PRINCIPAL, KGH LEADERSHIP (FORMER SENIOR PARTNER AT KORN FERRY)

Pete Hammett

VISITING PROFESSOR; OWNER, HAMMETT CONSULTING

Jaclyn Kropp

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Larry Lad

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, BUTLER UNIVERSITY

Jayson Lusk

DEPARTMENT HEAD AND DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Meilin Ma

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AG ECONOMICS

Bobby Martens

IOWA INSTITUTE OF COOPERATIVES ENDOWED PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

James Mintert

DIRECTOR AND PROFESSOR

Carson Reeling

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Nathanael Thompson

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Holly Wang

PROFESSOR

Nicole Olynk Widmar

ASSOCIATE HEAD AND PROFESSOR