Kenneth R. Farrell Distinguished Public Policy Lectureship

How Women Saved Agricultural Economics and Other Ideas on Why Diversity Matters

Dr. Jill McCluskey


Director and Regents Professor of the School of Economic Sciences at Washinton State University

Thursday, March 23, 2023

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Richards Building (RICH) 2520
50 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario

Join the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics for a discussion on the role of women in agricultural economics and why diversity matters.

Free admission, all welcome.

To register for this event, please RSVP to Emily Vogelman at

More on Dr. Jill McCluskey

Jill J. McCluskey is Regents Professor and Director of the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. The school is a combined academic unit that includes both Agricultural Economics and Economics. McCluskey’s research focuses on product quality and reputation, food labeling and standards, food access, and consumer preferences for new technology. An award-winning researcher, she is widely published with 135 journal articles and cited with an h-index of 46. Her research has been funded by private foundations, NSF, and the USDA. An award-winning mentor, she has served as major professor to 48 Ph.D. graduates, many of whom are professors at major research universities. She is an Editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. She is a member of the Board on Agricultural and Natural Resources of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Executive Board of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE). She is past President and Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her research has been highlighted by various media outlets including the New York Times, National Public Radio, and Newsday. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998, where she was selected as alumna of the year in 2022.