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COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Parr Rosson, head of the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University, was recently named to a top 30 list of distinguished lifetime achievement educators by Affordable Colleges Online.
The list is available at http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/awards-and-recognition/top-professors/lifetime-achievement/.
Rosson, who earlier this year received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, specializes in international trade and marketing and is also active in the American Agricultural Economics Association.
Rosson has served as director of the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M and as an economist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service since 1989, specializing in international trade and marketing.
Most recently, his AgriLife Extension programming efforts have focused on exporting agricultural products to Cuba and other emerging markets, as well as the economic impacts of immigrant labor and invasive species. Much of this work has been provided to U.S. Congressional committees, state officials, commodity associations and farm organization leadership. His applied research efforts are directed to support his AgriLife Extension programs.
Rosson also teaches two upper-level undergraduate courses – international trade and agriculture, and international agribusiness marketing.
Since 1995, Rosson has taught two master’s level courses at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in applied economics and business administration. He has been director of the program in Guatemala — which now has 150 graduates — since 2005.
Rosson has also co-authored a textbook, “An Introduction to Agricultural Economics.” The book is now in its fifth edition and has been adopted by 68 institutions in the U.S. and other countries.
Rosson holds a bachelor’s degree in agronomy, plus master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural economics, all from Texas A&M.