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K-State Today

July 7, 2016

K-State professor wins top teaching award

Submitted by Thomas Reust

For the second year in a row, a Kansas State University professor of agricultural economics received an international award for teaching. 

Aleksan Shanoyan received the Undergraduate Teaching Award with 10 or less years of experience from the Western Agricultural Economics Association, or WAEA

The award recognizes outstanding teaching within a strict set of guidelines. The criteria for the award include student engagement, mastery of subject matter, creativity and innovation, learning evaluations and peer review, and the amount of impact on the entire departmental teaching program.

"Dr. Shanoyan continues the tradition of excellence in our undergraduate instruction here within the department," said Allen Featherstone, head of the agricultural economics department. 

Shanoyan is an expert in agribusiness management and agricultural-food supply chain economics. He has extensive experience with developing economies, biofuel production, dairy, meat and international food chain industries. Shanoyan teaches courses in agribusiness management at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Western Agricultural Economics Association promotes agricultural economics and human welfare solutions, and houses more than 600 professional economists, government officials, agribusiness executives and nongovernmental organization members.