College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Donna Mitchell has been named a research assistant professor in water and resource economics with the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, effective Nov. 1, 2015. The Lamesa native indicated that she is particularly interested in continuing her research efforts on water and resource policy, water conservation, sustainability, food security, and climate change. Her research interests particularly focus on the impact of climate change on food and water availability, the nexus between food, climate, migration, and conflict, and economic impacts related to the declining saturated thickness of the Ogallala aquifer. Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Mitchell served as a post-doctoral research associate, teacher's assistant, and research associate in Tech's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. She was also an instructor for the AAEC study abroad program in Seville, Spain where she taught farm and ranch management. Mitchell received her bachelor's degree in agricultural and applied economics from Tech, and her master's degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M. Her doctorate in agricultural and applied economics is from Tech.