Agricultural Economics Department Affiliated Faculty Members
Over the years, several Agricultural Economics Department faculty members have moved into administrative roles both at the university and college level; yet, they have maintained their affiliation and ties to the department through engagement, student mentorship, and other related activities. Below is a list of affiliated Ag Econ faculty members who have moved into college or university administrative level positions.
Jay Akridge serves as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, with a faculty appointment as professor of agricultural economics. As Purdue's Chief Academic Officer, he reports directly to the President and is responsible for all academic programs; academic strategy and priorities; faculty-related matters; student academic/co-curricular activities; and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Jay previously served for 8+ years as the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture where he had administrative responsibility for the academic, research, Extension, and international programs of the College. Jay served as director of the Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business from 2000-2007, as interim vice provost for engagement at Purdue in 2007-08 and as interim dean of agriculture in 2008-09. Jay is also an alumnus to the department earning both his M.S. '83 and Ph.D. '86 from the department.
Dr. Frank Dooley, chancellor of Purdue University Global, oversees academics for approximately 36,000 students, most of whom earn their degrees online. Purdue Global is part of the Purdue University system, a highly ranked public research university whose flagship institution is located in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Prior to becoming Purdue Global chancellor elect, Dooley was senior vice provost for teaching and learning at Purdue University, where he earned an international reputation as being a gifted and innovative teacher, as well as a creative researcher.
Frank was a faculty member in the agricultural economics department for more than 13 years before moving into an administrative role at the university.
Phillips was appointed Dean of the Purdue Honors College in July 2013.
She is responsible for developing and implementing the new Honors College to serve students across all disciplines at the university.
She provides interdisciplinary teaching and research experience across a range of diverse topics, including sustainability, community well-being, economic development and planning, and world urbanism.