Current Graduate Students

Current Graduate Students

Dmitry Adams

Dmitry Adams

Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2020
Tahir Ali

Muhammad Tahir Ali

Contact: mtahirali@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: 2021
Advisors: Dr. Karina Schoengold and Dr. Azzeddine Azzam
Previous Education: MSc. Economics,Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan
Areas of Interest: Social capital, small farmers decision making, water policy/economics, environmental economics
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Pratiksha Baishya

Pratiksha Baishya

Contact: pratiksha.baishya@gmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Advisor: Dr. Chris Gustafson
Previous Education: B.S. Agriculture and M.S. Agricultural Economics, Assam Agricultural University

Ahmed Chennak

Ahmed Chennak


Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020


Katie Cumming

Katie Cumming

Contact: katiecumming18@gmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Advisor: Dr. Jay Parsons
Previous Education: B.S. Agribusiness and Animal Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Risk Management

Anubrata Deka

Anubrata Deka

Contact: deka.anubrata@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020
Previous Education: B.A in Economics (honors), University of Delhi; M.A in Economics, South Asian University, New Delhi
Advisor: Dr. Azzeddine Azzam
Areas of interest: Industrial organization

Iyore Eronmwon

Iyore Eronmwon

Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020
Advisor: Dr. Cory Walters
Diya Ganguly

Diya Ganguly

Contact: diya.ganguly@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020
Advisor: Dr. Simanti Banerjee
Previous education: M.A. in Economics, Jadavpur University; B.A. in Economics, Jadavpur University
Areas of interest: Resource and environmental economics, experimental and behavioral economics
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Zhengzheng Gao

Zhengzheng Gao

Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Advisor: Dr. Taro Mieno
Previous education:
B.A., Economics, University of Minnesota Duluth
Areas of interest: Environmental economics, regional economics

Grant Gardner

Grant Gardner

Contact: grant.gardner@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Thesis topic: Profitability of Nitrogen Modeling
Advisor: Dr. Taro Mieno
Previous Education: B.S. Agricultural Business Management, Purdue University
Areas of interest: Farm profitability, business strategy, technological innovation
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Henriette Gitungwa

Henriette Gitungwa

Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Chris Gustafson
Sabrina Gulab

Sabrina Gulab


Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Malek Hammami

Malek Hammami

Contact: ahammami@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: 2021
Advisor: Dr. Simanti Banerjee
Previous Education:M.Sc Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania-Greece (MAICh); BS, University of Carthage- Tunis-(ESAM)
Areas of interest: Behavioral and experimental economics, consumer behavior, industrial organization

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Hanin Hosny

Hanin Hosny

Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Allison Hunt

Allison Hunt

Contact: ahunt27@unl.edu
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2020
Advisor: Dr. Jay Parsons
Previous education: B.S. Agribusiness, Illinois State University
Areas of interest: Agricultural production systems
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Wilman Iglesias Pinedo

Wilman Iglesias Pinedo

Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: 2021
Advisor: Dr. Lilyan Fulginiti


Previous education: M.S., Applied Economics. Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais - Brazil; B.A., Economics, Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Atlántico - Colombia.
Areas of interest: Development economics, labor economics, poverty and human capital
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Logan Kalkowski

Logan Kalkowski

Contact: lakalkowski@gmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: December 2020
Advisor: Dr. Jay Parsons
Previous education: B.S., Agribusiness, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of interest: Livestock systems, banking and finance, appraisal, grazing systems, cover crops
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Taylor Kaus

Taylor Kaus

Contact: taylor.kaus@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Previous Education: B.S., Agricultural Economics; Mathematics, statistics minors, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of interest: Risk, marketing, farm structure

Badri Khanal

Badri Khanal

Contact: bkhanal@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: 2021
Advisor:  Dr. Karina Schoengold
Areas of interest: Resource economics, development economics, behavioral and experimental economics
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Julie Lee

Yunkyung Lee

Contact: julielee@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: 2021
Advisor: Dr. Konstantinos Giannakas
Previous Education: B.S. Kwangwoon University, M.S. Mississippi State
Areas of Interest:Food system and policy, consumer behavior

Charalampos Mavroutsikos

Charalampos Mavroutsikos

Contact: charalmav@yahoo.gr
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: December 2018
Dissertation Topic: On the Economics of Crop Insurance
Advisors: Dr. Konstantinos Giannakas and Dr. Cory Walters
Previous Education: M.S. Economic Theory, Athens University of Economics and Business; B.S. Agricultural Economics, Agricultural University of Athans
Areas of Interest:Industrial organization, economic policy, risk management, agribusiness, natural resource economics

Reza Pashai

Reza Pashai

Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Previous education: M.A. in Economics, New Mexico State University; B.A. in Accounting, New Mexico State University
Advisor: Dr. Chris Gustafson
Emmanouil Petrakis

Emmanouil Petrakis

Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date:2019
Advisor: Dr. Kate Brooks

Pedro Queiroz

Pedro Queiroz


Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020
Advisor: Dr. Lilyan Fulginiti


Susweta Ray

Susweta Ray

Contact: susweta.ray@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020
Previous Education Bachelors in Agriculture from Visva-bharati University, India; Masters in Agricultural Economics from G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India
Advisor: Dr. Wes Peterson
Areas of Interest: International trade and development, industrial organization

Shane Roberts

Shane Roberts

Contact: shaneroberts1@gmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2020
Advisors: Dr. Kate Brooks and Dr. Lia Nogueira
Previous Education: B.A. Economics, Minors Business and Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Agricultural production, international trade and development, behavioral economics and consumer behavior

Brooks Ronspies

Brooks Ronspies

Contact: brooks.ronspies@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Advisor: Dr. Simanti Banerjee
Previous Education: B.S. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Behavioral economics, experimental economics, natural resource economics

Paloch Suchato

Paloch Suchato

Contact: suchato.paloch@gmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date:May 2019
Thesis Topic: The Potential for Moral Hazard Behavior in Irrigation Decisions under Crop Insurance Advisors: Dr. Taro Mieno, Dr. Karina Schoengold and Dr. Timothy Foster
Previous Education: B.A. Economics, Minor Mathematics, San Francisco State University
Areas of Interest: Environmental and resources economics, quantitative economics, history of economics thought, machine learning and data mining, ecological economics, econometrics, urban economics
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Anne Timu

Anne Timu

Contact: annegesare@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date:2021
Advisor: Dr. Chris Gustafson
Previous Education:
B.Sc, Agriculture education and extension, University of Nairobi; Msc, Agriculture and applied economics, University of Nairobi and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Areas of Interest: Rural development, food economics, risk management

Qianyu Zhang

Qianyu Zhang

Contact: zhan3322@d.umn.edu
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date:2019
Advisors: Dr. Karina Schoengold and Dr. Taro Mieno
Previous Education:
B.B.B., Economics, University of Minnesota Duluth
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