Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Member Profiles: Aslihan D. Spaulding

Aslihan D. Spaulding
Associate Professor of Agribusiness
Illinois State University

AAEA Activities:
  • AAEA Membership Committee
  • Agribusiness Economics Management Section Treasurer/Secretary. 
  • Graduate Student Case Study Competition Coordinator
  • Graduate Student Section Faculty Advisor
  • Professional Activities/New Products Committee
  • Employment Services Committee
  • Graduate Student Section Chair
  • Graduate Student Section Chair-Elect/Vice President
  • CWAE Graduate Student Sub-Committee Co-Chair

Aslihan Spaulding has worked on variety of research projects, but one common theme is the use of survey research methodology to collect primary data. Here is list of selected titles of her research projects:
  • Attitudes Concerning Wind Energy in Central Illinois
  • Ethanol Marketing and Input Procurement Practices of U.S. Ethanol Producers: 2008 Survey Results 
  • Factors Affecting Crop Insurance Purchase Decisions by Northern Illinois Farmers 
  • Guidance Counselor Perceptions and Knowledge of Higher Education and Career Opportunities in CTE Fields 
  • Consumer Responses to the H5N1 Avian Influenza: The Case of Turkey 
  • College-Age Consumers’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Food Irradiation 
  • Grain Marketing Tools: A Survey of Illinois Grain Elevators 
  • An Analysis of the Relationship between Supply-Chain Management Practices and New Product Development Time: A Case of the North American Confectionery Manufacturers 
She enjoys working in interdisciplinary teams while involving both undergraduate and graduate students in the projects. She likes to complement her teaching with the research. Her research projects have been funded by U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Education, International Labour Organization, Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research (C-FAR), and Illinois State University - University Research Grant (URG). Currently she is working on ISU Export Project, where teams of students assist Illinois based companies with their export needs. She is overseeing three teams this year in China, Russia, and Ukraine. She is always looking for new research ideas and partners. Feel free to contact her at adspaul@ilstu.edu to discuss research as well as teaching ideas.

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