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Ira Altman, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Agribusiness Economics

Ira Altman

Office Phone: 618 | 453-2430
E-mail: ialtman@siu.edu 
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 226-C

Dr. Altman grew up on a mixed, grain and beef, farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and received a BA (Double Honors) in Economics and Political Science and an MSc in Agricultural Economics. He completed his Phd at the University of Missouri ...read full profile >>

Jebaraj Asirvatham, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Agribusiness Economics

Jebaraj Asirvatham

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1709
E-mail: jebaraj@siu.edu
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 226-C

Dr. Jebaraj Asirvatham (Jeb) is Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the Department of Agribusiness Economics.  He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics in 2011 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  ...read full profile >>

Wanki Moon, Ph.D.

Professor, Agribusiness Economics

Wanki Moon

Office Phone: 618 | 453-6741
E-mail: wmoon@siu.edu 
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 223-B

Wanki Moon has a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from the University of Florida.  His research interests include global governance of agricultural trade, WTO trade rules, the global food system, political economy of agricultural trade negotiations, and multifunctionality ...read full profile >>

C. Matthew Rendleman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor-Graduate Program Director, Agribusiness Economics

C. Matthew Rendleman

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1707
E-mail: mattr@siu.edu
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 226-D

Dr. Rendleman holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. Before coming to SIU in 1994 was an economist with the Policy Branch of USDA's Economic Research Service and also worked with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. He has won the ...read full profile >>

Dwight Sanders, Ph.D.

Professor, Agribusiness Economics

Dwight Sanders

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1711
E-mail: dwights@siu.edu 
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 226-E

Dwight Sanders is a Professor in Agribusiness Economics. His industry experience includes production agriculture (cow-calf operation), commodity futures brokerage, as well as key positions with The Pillsbury Company and Darden Restaurants, Inc. Special Interests Forecasting; ...read full profile >>