Olga Isengildina started work in the AAEC Department in August 2015 as an Associate Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics. She comes to Virginia Tech from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to her position in Texas she held both an Assistant and Associate Professor positions at Clemson University (2006 to 2013). She completed her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics in 2000 with a minor in Finance and received a M.S. in Agricultural Economics in 1996, both from Mississippi State University. She completed a B.A. in English Philology from Tashkent State University in 1993. Since completing her Ph.D., she has conducted research and taught courses in Texas, South Carolina, Illinois, Mississippi, and Georgia.
Isengildina’s concentration areas include commodity marketing and price analysis, forecasting and the use of futures and options markets for price risk management. In the area of product marketing she evaluated the effectiveness of locally grown campaigns and online marketing tools to promote farmers markets and agricultural goods. Value of information is another area of interest where she evaluated the impact of public information on commodity markets
Olga’s experience with research and teaching will serve Virginia well. The knowledge she has gained working on practical problems that face farmers, agribusiness, and government agencies will help equip both undergraduate and graduate students to become leaders in the food and fiber industries. Welcome to Virginia Olga!
AAEC Department, Mail Code 0401
250 Drillfield Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24061