Ando named new chair of CFAES Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Amy Ando

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Amy Ando, a professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), has been named chair of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), pending final approval by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees.

Her four-year appointment begins July 16, 2023.

Ando earned her PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her BA in economics from Williams College. She began her post-doctoral career as a fellow in the Quality of the Environment Division at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C.

She later moved to UIUC in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, where she worked as an assistant and an associate professor, before being promoted to professor in 2013 and named a university fellow at Resources for the Future in 2015.

Ando, who has received several awards for excellence in research and teaching, said she is honored to have been named chair of AEDE.

“AEDE is truly an outstanding department,” she said.” I am excited to work with everyone in AEDE and CFAES to advance the department’s excellence and impact even further.”

Ando will replace Tim Haab, who will have served as chair of AEDE for three full terms when his appointment ends in July.

“Amy was chosen as the new chair of AEDE based on her strengths and experience in leadership, propensity for collaboration, clarity of vision, and skills as a scholar, said Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES.

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