Three assistant professors have been promoted to the rank of associate professor:
Georgeanne Artz ('05 PhD ag econ) was hired as an assistant professor in the department in 2013, following stints as visiting assistant professor and scientist. Her areas of interest are agricultural economics, agribusiness management, labor economics, and economic development. Artz has an active research program in the area of agricultural business and rural economic development and teaches undergraduate courses in farm business management and micro-economic theory.
Keri Jacobs is an assistant professor and extension economist and holds the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Endowed Economics Professorship. In her role at ISU, she is an undergraduate educator, researcher, and extension specialist with a focus on cooperatives. In her extension capacity, Dr. Jacobs provides training and applied analysis on the cooperative model, board governance, and strategic financial and equity management to cooperative boards, management and other stakeholders.
Lee Schulz, who started with the department in 2012, provides leadership in the study of, and educational programming for, critical problems facing the livestock industry, including marketing and risk management, contracting, market concentration and performance, agricultural and trade policies, new technologies, animal health, and regulatory issues.