Old Alumni Page

Our graduate program alumni have found careers in a diversity of industries and organizations. Learn about some of the great opportunities our grads have been offered:

PhD Recipients

2014

  • Matt Pham-  Assistant Professor, Landmark College, Putney, VT
  • Xiaohui Tian- Assistant Professor, Renmin University, School of Ag Economics and Rural Development, Beijing, China 
  • Michele Saksena- Economist, ERS (Economic Research Service), Food Economics Division, Washington, DC
  • Jennifer Gnagey- Visiting Assistant Professor, Weber State University, Economics Department, Ogden, UT
  • Matt Gnagey- Assistant Professor, Weber State University, Economics Department, Ogden, UT
  • Yue Hua- Assistant Professor, Hunan University, Department of Trade and Economics, Hunan, PR China
  • Lea Fortmann- Assistant Professor, University of Puget Sound, Economics Department, Tacoma, Washington
  • Betsey Truex-Powell- Management Analyst, Ohio Department of Medicaid, State of Ohio, Columbus, OH

2013

  • Mike Garcia- Senior Policy Analyist, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
  • Gracious Diiro- Assistant Professor, Makerere University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Uganda
  • Katie Farrin- Research Economist, Economics Research Service (ERS), Food Security & Development Branch, Washington, D.C.
  • Isia Guizar-Mateos- Assistant Professor, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, School of Business and Humanities, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Jafar Olimov- Post Doctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University, AEDE, Columbus, OH
  • Amanda Weinstein- Assistant Professor, University of Akron, Department of Economics, Akron, OH
  • Ganita Bhupal- Assistant Professor, University of Delhi, Department of Economics, New Delhi, India
  • Nicolas Dadzie- Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio University, Department of Economics, Athens, OH
  • John Newton- Clinical Assistant Professor in Agricultural Commodity Markets, University of Illinois, Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Champagne, IL
  • Brent Richards- Lecturer, University of North Texas, International Studies Department, Denton, TX
  • Shuying Shen- Modeling Analyst, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, OH
  • Minyu Zhou- Post Doctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University , AEDE, Columbus, OH

2012

  • Gregory Howard- Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Department of Economics, Greenville, NC
  • Hadia Majid- Assistant Professor, Lahore University, Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • William McGuire- Assistant Professor, University of Washington - Tacoma, Economics Department, Tacoma, Washington
  • Carlianne Patrick- Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, Economics Department, Atlanta, GA
  • Heather Stephens- Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Matthew Winden- Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Economics Department, Whitewater, WI
  • Asif Ali- Senior Joint Director, State Bank of Pakistan, Monetary Policy Department, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Douglas Wrenn- Assistant Professor, Penn State University, Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, University Park, PA

2011 

  • Benjamin Anderson- Assistant Professor, Colgate University, Department of Economics, Hamilton, NY
  • Carolina Castilla- Assistant Professor, Colgate University, Department of Economics, Hamilton, NY
  • Paula Cordero-Salas- Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Department of Economics, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Francis Mulangu- Agricultural Economist, African Center for Economic Transformation, Accra, Ghana
  • Karl Meeusen- California ISO, Market Design and Regulatory Policy Lead, San Francisco, CA
  • Dhiraj Sharma- Extended Term Consulatant, The World Bank, Poverty Reduction and Economic Managememt (PREM), Washington, DC

2010

  • Pu Liu- Senior Risk Analyst, American Electric Power, Columbus, OH
  • Isaac Bayoh- Director, Prudential Financial, Data Sciences, New York, NY
  • Shibalee Majumdar- Research Assistant, University of North Texas, Center for Economic Development and Research, Frisco, TX
  • Yoon-Hyung Kim- Professor, Chonnam National University, Department of Economics, South Korea
  • Ding-Rong Chen- Statistician, inVentiv Health, Baltimore, MD

2009 

  • Yong Chen- Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Corvallis, OR
  • Jack Schieffer- Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics, Lexington, KY
  • Ayesha Enver- Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Las Cruces, NM
  • Matthew Interis- Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State, MS
  • Emilio Hernandez-Development Officer, United Nations, Industrial Development Branch, Vienna, Austria
  • Jose Pablo Barquero-Romero- Economic Researcher, Central Bank of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Meebok Kim- Research Fellow, Korea Rural Economic Institute,Center for Agriculture and Rural Policy Research, Seoul, Korea
  • Ji Li- Principal Statistician, Risk Mangagment, Capital One, Richmond, VA

2008

  • Alejandro Canadas- Assistant Professor, Mount St. Mary's University, Department of Finance & Economics, Emmetsburg, MD
  • Adrian Gonzalez- Senior Private Development Specialtist, The World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Scott Pearson- Chair and Associate Professor, Charleston Southern University, Business and Economics Department, Charleston, SC
  • Marcello Villafani- Rector, Bolivian Catholic University,  La Paz, Bolivia
  • Yi Zheng- Investment Analyst, T. Rowe Price, Baltimore, MD

 

2007

  • Carlos Alpizar-Deputy General Manager, ACORDE, Financial Services, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Shihomi Ara- Lecturer, Hacettepe University, Department of Economics, Ankara, Turkey
  • Michael Brady- Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University, School of Economic Sciences, Impact Center, Pullman, WA
  • Shu-Ling Chen- Associate Professor, National Taipei University, Faculty of Banking and Cooperative Management, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Erick Davidson- Manager, Everest Reinsurance, Cat Modeling, New York, NY
  • Franz Gomez-Soto- Vice President for Latin American & Caribbean , Fundacion Capital, Financial Services, Bogota, Colombia
  • Bidisha Mandal- Associate Professor, Washington State University, School of Economic Sciences, Pullman, WA
  • Francisco Monge-Arino- Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Trade, Trade Monitoring Unit, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Jeff Rosen- Chief Economist, Briefing.com, Chicago, IL
  • Bibhakar Shakya- Senior Research Fellow, FKRA Research and Policy, Resarch and Policy, Doha, Qatar
  • Bin Sun- Technical Analyst, JP Morgan Chase, Consumer & Risk Modeling Analytics, Columbus, OH
  • Yuki Tokoyama- Economist, Japan Bank for International Cooperation , Tokyo, Japan
  • Afia Yamoah- Assistant Professor, Hope College, Economics and Business Department, Hope, MI
  • Wenye Yan- Assistant Professor, Southwestern University of Finance & Economics, Department of Economics, Chengdu, China

 

2006

  • Ayuna Borisova- Economist, Retail Forward, Inc., Columbus, OH
  • Adam Daigneault- Environmental and Natural Resource Economist, Landcare Research,   Auckland, New Zealand
  • Xiaoqi Guo- Technical Analyst, JP Mogan Chase, Wilmington, DE
  • Yun-Jae Hwang- Research Fellow, Korea Rural Economic Institute, Center for Agro-Food Policy Research, Seoul, South Korea
  • Heechan Kang- Senior Research Fellow, Samsung Economic Research Institute, Seoul, South Korea
  • Myounki Lee- Research Fellow, Korea Rural Economic Institute,  Seoul, South Korea
  • Chunmo Li- Director of Portfolio Management, CitiMortgage, St Louis, MO
  • Sharon May- Associate Professor, Maryville College, Department of Economics, Maryville, TN
  • Mauricio Ramirez-Grajeda- Professor, Universidad of Guadalajara, University Center for Economics & Management, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • John Ulimwengu- Post Doctoral Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC
  • Yun Xu- Assistant Professor, Central University of Finance & Economics, China Academy of Public Finance & Public Policy, Beijing, China

 

2005

  • Ashraf Abdul-Mohsen- Post Doctoral Fellow, US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Washington, DC
  • Gang Chen- Credit & Portfolio Group Manager, Citigroup,  St. Louis, MO
  • Mukta Joshi- Project Manager,ideas42,  New York, NY
  • Naoya Kaneko- Senior Consultant, NERA Consulting,  Atlanta, GA
  • Ephias Makudze- Senior Lecturer, University of the Western Cape, Department of  Economics, Bellville, South Africa
  • David Shideler- Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Stillwater, OK
  • Ratapol Teratanavat- Director, Corporate Market Research Flavor Division, Takasago International, New York, NY
  • Yuanfang Wang- Risk Modeling Analyst, JP Morgan Chase, Consumer Risk Modeling & Analytics, Columbus, OH
  • Haijang Zhou- Executive President, Wuhan Gaohui Venture Capital Ltd.,  Beijing, China
 

2004

  • Mauricio Bittencourt- Professor, Federal University of Parana, Department of Economics, Curitiba, Brazil
  • Bo-Hyun Cho- Health Economist, Carter Consulting,  Atlanta, GA
  • Suk-Won Choi- Post Doctoral Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research,  Denver, CO
  • Min-Hsin Huang- Assistant Professor, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Department of Business Management & Economics, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Hyojin Jeong- Assistant Professor, Lakeland  Community College, Macro-Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Kirtland, OH
  • So-Il Kim- Associate Research Fellow, Korea Energy Economics Institute, Kionggi-do, Korea
  • Sarah Kruse- Adjunct Professor, Oregon State , Resource Economics, Bend, OR
  • Brian Lavoie- Senior Research Scientist, Online Computer Library Center, Columbus, OH
  • Sarah Lowder- Economist, United Nations Food & Agricultural Organization, Agricultural and Development Economics Division, Rome, Italy
  • Roger Madrigal- Lopez- Director, Banco Central de Costa Rica, Economic Division, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Jorge Maldonado- Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Program - LACEEF, Bogota, Colombia
  • Rafael Pleitez-Chavez- Director, Fundación Salvadoreña de Desarrollo Económico y Social, Social Research Division, La Libertad, El Salvador
  • Joshua Templeton- Regional Economist for Southeast Asia, US Agency for International Development, Washington, DC
     

 

2003

  • Assistant Professor, Slippery Rock State University, Department of Economics, Slippery Rock, PA
  • Assistant Professor, National Chung Cheng University, Department of Economics, Min-Hsiung, Taiwan 
  • Assistant Professor, Süleyman Demirel University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Isparta, Turkey
  • Associate Research Fellow, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Financial Risk Analyst, The Southern Company, Atlanta, GA
  • Lecturer, Makerere University, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, Kampala, Uganda
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University, Department of Psychology, Columbus, OH
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Florida, Department of Agricultural Economics, Gainesville, FL
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural Economics, Athens, GA
  • Research Fellow, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
  • Rural Finance Officer, United Nations Food & Agricultural Organization, Rome, Italy

MS Recipients

2012

  • Christopher Lonsberry- Field Service Engineer, OSIsoft, Clevelenad, OH
  • Arianne Pingledis- Program Manager, Hope for Haiti, Les Cayes, Haiti
  • Chang Wang- Analyst, Fifth Third Federal Bank, Cincinnati, OH
  • Ying Zhang- Trainee, Bank of Tokyo, Global and Corporate Investment Banking, Mitshubishi, Japan
  • Kyle Bohland- Source Water Protection Specialist, Ohio Rural Water Association, Columbus, OH

2011

  • Katherine Bovitz- Research and Development Intern, Small Enterprise Foundation, Tzaneen, South Africa
  • Linnae Fath- Senior Office Associate, English Language Institute, Texas A&M University, Bryan, TX
  • Ashvin Prakash- Economist, Citigroup, Chicago, IL
  • Bernadette Chimai- Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Zambia, Luksana, Zambia

2010

  • Simeon DiGennaro- Agricultural Development Specialist, Mennonite Central Committee, Akron, PA
  • Ian Sample- GIS Analyst, Three Scale Research, LLC Columbus, OH
  • Joseph Mgaya- Instructor, Business and Economics, University of Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Nicholas Marconi- PhD Student, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • John Newton- PhD Student, AED Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Melanie Mann- Program and Research Associate, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Columbus, OH
  • Kristianto Haryanto- Management Trainee, PT Bank Permata, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Ben VanNostran- Management Consultant, Adayana, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • James Francis- Business Coordinator, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, College Station, TX
  • Raquel Tsukada- Technical Advisor, Secretariat of Strategic Affairs, Presidency of the Republic of Brazil, Brasilia, Brazil
  • Andrew Will- Investment Manager, Invesco, Ltd., Atlanta, GA

2009

  • Yuanjing Jin- Consumer Associate, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN
  • John Gober- Economist, Statistics of Income Division, U.S. Department of Treasury, Washington, DC
  • Dan Sanders- PhD Student, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Marc Hnytka- PhD Student, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Matt Woerman- Research Assistant, Resources For The Future, Washington, DC
  • Chris Reece- PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Xi E Sun- Business Analyst, Scotts Company, Eau Claire, WI
  • Mohan Liu- Credit Standard Manager, Agricultural Bank of China, Beijing, China
  • Lauren Jones- PhD Student, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Malena Svarch- PhD Student, AED Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Ryan Kirwin- Risk Analyst, JP Morgan Chase, Philadelphia, PA

2008

  • Staff Member, Korea National Cooperative Federation, Seoul, South Korea
  • Business Development Representative, Ohio Department of Development, Columbus, OH
  • Operations Analyst, John Deere Credit, Madison, WI
  • PhD Student, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • Research Analyst, Center for Regional Competitiveness, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Economic Consultant, TNS Retail Forward, Columbus, OH
  • Manager of Corporate Strategy, American Electric Power, Columbus, OH
  • Microfinance Analyst, Programa Nacional de Financiamiento al Microempresario, Mexico City, Mexico
  • PhD Student, AED Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • PhD Student, AED Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Research Analyst, Rural Microfinance Technical Assistance Project, Mexico City, Mexico

2007

  • Instructor, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH
  • Marketing Consultant, Brock Associates, Milwaukee, WI
  • Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan, San Antonio, TX
  • Research Associate, AED Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Trade Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation, Washington, DC

2006

  • Grain Merchandiser, Zen-Noh Grain Corp Convent, LA
  • PhD Student, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Economist, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC
  • Research Assistant, AED Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Budget Management Analyst, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH

2005

  • Program Coordinator  Economic and Community Development Institute, Columbus, OH
  • Assistant Portfolio Manager, ICON Advisers, Greenwood Village, CO
  • Finance Consultant, Mitsubishi Securities Tokyo, Japan
  • Law Student, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Loan Officer/Credit Representative, First Pioneer Farm Credit, Dayville, CT
  • Procurement Analyst, Sara Lee, Downers Grove, IL
  • Research Analyst, Federal Trade Commission Washington, DC
  • Loan Program Advisor, Economic and Community Development Institute, Columbus, OH
  • Area Operations Manager, Save the Children USA, Jopplin, MO
  • Industry Analyst, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC
  • Manager, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus, OH
  • Program Manager, Ohio Cooperative Development Center, Piketon, OH
  • State Economist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture, Harrisburg, PA
  • Budget Management Analyst, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH

2004

  • Agricultural Marketing Specialist, US Department of Agriculture, Kansas City, MO
  • Merchandiser/Trader, Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, IL
  • Research Assistant, Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
  • Statistical Analyst, Victoria's Secrets, Columbus, OH
  • Chief Financial Officer, Louiso Trucking, Batavia, OH
  • Economist, Informa Economics, Memphis, TN
  • Economist, The Kroger Co., Columbus, OH
  • Loan Officer, Security National Bank, Springfield, OH
  • PhD Student, Colorado State University, For Collins, CO
  • Project Manager Assistant, Alexander Von Humboldt Research Institute, Bogota, Colombia
  • Research Associate, Community Research Partners, Columbus, OH
  • Financial Analyst, Partnership Financial, LLC, Grove City, OH
  • PhD Student, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Consultant, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, Rome, Italy
  • Extension Agent, Michigan Farm Service Agency, East Lansing, MI