Department news and awards

Both the students and faculty of the Morrison School of Agribusiness have contributed amazing work and research to the world of agriculture. The Morrison School would like to highlight just some of the countless achievements of our students, alumni, and faculty.

In the news

Students and alumni

Adison McIntosh (BA Global Agribusiness ’22) was named the Spring 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate. Hear Adison speak about her ASU experience.

Produce Business’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2022 list featuring Morrison School alumna Jenna Lynn Schulte (BA Global Agribusiness ’12).

Alumna Sydney Schutkowski (BS Marketing/Supply Chain Management ’19), now a Business Development Representative for produce company Oppy, featured in a story about women in the industry.

Cassidy Holman (BA Communication ’20), Alexandra Wuerger (BA Sustainability ’19), Sydney Schutkowski (BS Marketing/Supply Chain Management ’19), and Tiffany Crandell (BA Food Industry Management ’21) participated in the 2019 National Grocers Association Case Study Competition. Learn more about their experience from ASU News.


‘C’ you later: Cannabis sales soar, but don’t threaten Arizona’s 5 C’s yet (Arizona Public Media): Assistant Professor Alexis Villacis Aveiga discusses the growth of the cannabis industry in Arizona.

ASU professor finds craft brewers eager for guidance on sustainability (ASU News): Associate Professor Carola Grebitus discusses a study of craft brewers and their behaviors and thoughts around sustainability.

ASU researchers tackle ways to combat food waste (W. P. Carey News): Professor & Morrison Chair of Agribusiness Timothy Richards conducted a study looking into ways the food industry can combat waste.

Are dollar stores the villains they’ve been made out to be? (Fast Company): Assistant Professor Lauren Chenarides examines claims that dollar stores are bad for local economies.

Food supply shortage causing some restaurants to close down (FOX10 Phoenix): Assistant Professor Lauren Chenarides appeared on Phoenix news in 2021 to discuss a shortage in food supply affecting local restaurants.

ASU experts examine breakdown of food supply chain during pandemic (ASU News): Professor & Morrison Chair of Agribusiness Timothy Richards, Professor Mark Manfredo, and Assistant Professor Lauren Chenarides published a paper in 2020 proposing a new model of supply chain flexibility in the event of a disaster.

True tests of teaching (W. P. Carey Magazine): Assistant Professor Lauren Chenarides was featured in an article about the effects of COVID-19 on teaching classes at W. P. Carey.

Food deserts, demystified (W. P. Carey Magazine): Assistant Professor Lauren Chenarides discusses her research on food access in rural communities.

ASU researcher to explore farm labor shortages, immigration policy (ASU News): Professor & Morrison Chair of Agribusiness Timothy Richards researched the effects of immigration policy on the costs of farm labor and produce.

Effects of U.S. trade war could hit consumers' wallets (W. P. Carey News): Associate Professor Troy Schmitz organized a panel discussion concerning how tariffs between different countries affect the agriculture industry, and ultimately, the consumer.

Recent awards and recognitions

Assistant Professor Alexis Villacis Aveiga received the “Rising Star” award from the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) for his research on the effects of agriculture on social welfare.

Associate Professor Carola Grebitus received the Huizingh Outstanding Undergraduate Service to Students Award for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Assistant Professor Lauren Chenarides received the Early Career Research Award from the W.&nbsp:P. Carey School of Business in 2021, and has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Council on Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics (C-FARE).

Professor & Morrison Chair of Agribusiness Timothy Richards was named an Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Fellow in 2021.

Professor & Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair in Food Management Ashok Mishra was named an AAEA Fellow in 2022.