College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Stephen Devadoss has been named the Emmabeth Thompson Professor of Risk Management with tenure with the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, effective Aug. 1. Devadoss indicated he is particularly interested in continuing his research efforts on crop insurance, risk analysis, international trade, industrial organization, and econometrics. One of his primary goals at Tech is to promote research, teaching, and advising mission of the department and the college. Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty, Devadoss served as professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Idaho, and a visiting associate professor on sabbatical in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado. He also worked as an associate professor in the College of Agriculture at Tuskegee University, and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University. Devadoss received his bachelor's degree in agriculture from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore, India, and his master's degree in agricultural economics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi, India. His doctorate in economics is from Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames, Iowa.