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Sean Fox (Photo submitted)
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University has a new leader in the Department of Agricultural Economics.
Sean Fox, an expert in applied research in consumer economics, agricultural marketing and experimental economics, begins his new position Nov. 1 as the department head.
Fox comes to MSU from the University of Illinois, where he was professor and head of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from University College Dublin, Ireland, and his doctoral degree in agricultural economics from Iowa State University.
In addition to his most recent position, he also has served as director of graduate studies at Kansas State University and as a research assistant at ISU.
“Dr. Fox brings three decades of academic experience to the Department of Agricultural Economics,” said Scott Willard, dean of MSU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. “I am confident in his ability to lead this department in continuing to train future leaders in agribusiness and environmental economics and sustainability. His research expertise in agricultural markets will be a great benefit to stakeholders in Mississippi.”
As a comprehensive department, agricultural economics includes two majors in agribusiness, and environmental economics and sustainability. The department also offers a Master of Agribusiness Management, available online and on campus, as well as a Master of Science …