Dr. Kate Brooks Selected as 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Winner by WAEA

Kate Brooks.

Kate Brooks, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was selected by the Western Agricultural Economics Assoication as the recipient of its 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. 

The honor is awarded annually to educators who demonstraate exceptional levels of:

  • Personal interest in and availabilty to students
  • Mastery of subject matter
  • Creativity in desigining and using innovative teaching methods
  • Impact on their departmental teaching program

Brooks teaches undergraudate courses in agribusiness and her research interests include livestock production economics, agricultural marketing and risk management, price analysis and consumer food preferencecs. 

She joined the Department of Agriculutral Economics in Jaunary 2013 and earned her B.S. in Agribusiness from Kansas State University, her M.S. in Agribusiness from Illinois State University and her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University. Brooks served as a faculty member at West Texas A&M University from August 2010 to December 2012. 

Brooks has made a great impact on our undergraduates and is a valued member of the Department. Congratulations, Kate!