College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

CAHNRS Faculty Feature: J.D. Baser

We asked several CAHNRS Ambassadors, excellent students who love WSU and their college, to name their favorite professors. And now we’re featuring those nominated educators in this weekly series.

Today we’re showcasing J.D. Baser, an agricultural education instructor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. Here are his answers to a few questions:

How did you pick this as a career?

I have two degrees from WSU in Agricultural Education and Education Administration. After fifteen years of teaching high school agriculture in the Mount Baker and Pomeroy school districts and two years as principal at Whitman Elementary in Lewiston, Idaho, I wanted the chance to give … » More …

Retirement, emeritus role for Richard Shumway

Richard Shumway

Richard Shumway, Regents Professor in the School of Economic Sciences, will retire on September 30.

Shumway has worked at WSU for nearly 19 years. He came here from Texas A&M in 1998 as chair of the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department.

In retirement, he will continue to research the economics of taxation as an emeritus professor.

“I will miss my students,” said Shumway, who has taught doctoral econometrics, production and consumption economics, masters’ and undergraduate-level micro-economic theory and econometrics, the senior capstone course, and farm management, the subject that got him hooked on economics as a student.

“Economics addresses incentives for doing what we … » More …

CAHNRS Faculty Feature: Meijun Zhu

We asked several CAHNRS Ambassadors, excellent students who love WSU and their college, to name their favorite professors. And now we’re featuring those nominated educators in this weekly series.

Today we’re showcasing Meijun Zhu, associate professor in the School of Food Science. Here are her answers to a few questions:

How did you pick this as a career?

I love teaching and research. Choosing a career as a university professor is ideal; it allows me to teach students and also pursue research simultaneously. Through conducting cutting edge research, I can provide students with the most up-to-date knowledge. Also, certain research questions presented to students during … » More …

How many varieties of wheat has WSU developed?

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