Ron Mittelhammer, Regents professor and director of the School of Economic Sciences, is president-elect of the national Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, his professional organization. He served on the
executive board 2003-2006.
Mittelhammer’s areas of research and teaching interest are econometrics and statistics. He wrote the textbook ”

Mathematical Statistics for Economics and Business” and co-wrote “Econometric Foundations.”


He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Rutgers University in agricultural economics and his Ph.D. from WSU in 1978 in agricultural and resource economics.


Before coming to WSU he worked in agricultural economics for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


His WSU honors include: CAHE teaching excellence award, 1991; Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, 2002; and Regents professor, 2004.