Cheryl Wachenheim, professor of agribusiness and applied economics, has been selected to receive the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award, 10 or More Years Experience in the Undergraduate Teaching category.
Wachenheim will receive the award at the association’s annual meeting, scheduled for July 27-29 in Minneapolis.
Wachenheim earned an undergraduate degree in animal sciences from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree and doctorate in agricultural economics and a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University. She began her academic career at Illinois State University and has been a faculty member at NDSU since 1998.
She regularly teaches classes in economics, agricultural sales, agricultural finance, agricultural marketing, and strategic marketing and management. Her research interests focus on eliciting perceptions and valuations from consumers, firms, students and other stakeholders and decision makers.
She has also been a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard since 1998. She carries the rank of major and is commander of the 204th Area Medical Support Company in Cottage Grove, Minn.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.