2008 - 2009
University of Minnesota
Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education
Institute on the Environment
Jason Hill and Stephen Polasky
Office of the President
Presidential Leadership and Service Award
Department of Applied Economics
Outstanding Alumni Award
PhD Dissertation Award
Suzanne Wisniewski - "Health and Economic Development: A Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Perspective"
M.S. Thesis Award
Tianyu Zou - "Using Real Options to Evaluate Investment Decisions in Ethanol Facilities"
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Little Red Oil Can Award
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
Outstanding Review: of Agricultural Economics Article for "An Empirical Analysis of and Policy Recommendations to Improve the Nutritional Quality of School Meals"
Ben Senauer, Ford Runge and Barbara Wagner
Graduate Student Extension Competition for "What We Know About Minnesota's Job Opportunity Building Zones (JOBZ) Program?"
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnerships
Abe Fellow and Rodney Smith
Midwest Dairy Association
Princess Kay of the Milky Way
National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals
2008 Individual Award for Excellence in Community Development Programming
National Association of Economic Educators & National Council on Economic Education
International Award for Outstanding and Dedicated Service and Leadership
National Council on Teacher Quality
First Place in The Impact of Teacher Rules, Roles and Rights on Teacher Quality (TR3) Research Competition for "Effects of Teachers' Unions on Qualification-Specific and Incentive Based Teacher Compensation."
Kristine Lamm West and Elton Mykerezi