Gregory McKee, director of the Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives, was promoted to associate professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics effective July 1.
McKee earned a bachelors degree in economics from Brigham Young University in 1998, masters degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis, in 2003, and doctorate in agricultural resource economics from the University of California, Davis in 2006.
McKees teaching and research interests address inter-firm relationships in food and agricultural business economics. Topics of interest include: financial performance of cooperative businesses; management of cooperative businesses; marketing activities of cooperative businesses; contracting and vertical integration in agriculture and agribusiness; and changes in the mechanisms used by agribusiness to establish relationships with their customer base.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.