College of Agricultural Sciences| Agribusiness Economics| Faculty

Southern Illinois University



College Faculty

Ira Altman, Ph.D.

Interim Director, School of Agricultural Sciences

Ira Altman

Office Phone: 618 | 453-2430
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 full profile >>

Jebaraj Asirvatham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Agribusiness Economics

Jebaraj Asirvatham

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1709
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 226-C
Curriculum Vitae: Asirvatham CV April 2019

Dr. Jebaraj Asirvatham (Jeb) is Associate 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. full profile >>

Wanki Moon, Ph.D.

Professor, Agribusiness Economics

Wanki Moon

Office Phone: 618 | 453-6741
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 full profile >>

C. Matthew Rendleman, Ph.D.

Professor, Agribusiness Economics

C. Matthew Rendleman

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1707
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 full profile >>

Dwight Sanders, Ph.D.

Professor, Agribusiness Economics

Dwight Sanders

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1711
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; full profile >>