Primary Ph.D. Advisees

Aissatou Ouedrago's (2017) research interests broadly relate to agricultural technology adoption (mainly in West Africa). Her primary focus is on links between household structure and intrahousehold productive resource allocation and migration and technology adoption. Part of her ongoing dissertation investigates the relationship between family structure, social norms, and investment in agricultural inputs on communal versus private plots in Mali.

Joshua Gill (2018) is currently working on productive efficiency of farmers in Pakistan. His research interests include total factor productivity, technology adoption, input markets, and sustainability. 

Edouard Mensah (2021) is a first year graduate student with interests in agricultural development. 



*Ashesh Prasann (2016 Placement: Young Professional's Program-World Bank)

Sangwha Shin, External Member Economics (2014 Placement:  Korea Institute of Public Finance)



Eleanor Turner (2013 Placement:  UC-Berkley CEGA)

Thelma Namonje (2014 Placement:  Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute, Zambia)

Kendra Levine (2015 Placement:  McDonald's Corporate)

Joshua Gill (2015 Placement:  MSU AFRE Ph.D. program)

Saidah Bakar (2016 Placement:  Tanzania Ministry of Health)

*Committee Chair

Other Students whom I advise


Godwin Debrah

Joseph Goeb

Sarah Kopper

Clement Kubuga (Food Science and Human Nutrition)

Sabrina Perlman (Anthropology)



Elizabeth Ndaba (Food Science and Human Nutrition)

Christopher Root