Regents Professor, School of Economic Sciences Washington State University
Ron Mittelhammer was promoted to Regents Professor, Washington State University’s highest academic rank, in 2004. He served as Director of the School of Economic Sciences from 2004-2010. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Rutgers University in 1972 and 1974, and his Ph.D. from WSU in 1977. He is the author of over 250 publications and presentations, including over 100 refereed journal publications, three major books on statistics and econometrics including An Information Theoretic Approach to Econometrics published by Cambridge University Press, 2012, and the 2nd edition of his statistics textbook, Mathematical Statistics for Economics and Business, published by Springer-Verlag, 2013, as well as numerous book chapters. He is a celebrated graduate-level teacher, having received national and university-wide awards for instruction, including the national Agricultural and Applied Economics Association award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching, the Washington State University Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, and the College of Agriculture and Home Economics Teaching Excellence Award. He was recognized as a Journal of Econometrics Fellow, a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, a Fellow of the Western Agricultural Economics Association in 2004, served as President-elect, President, and Past President of the AAEA from 2008-2011, and is a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He served as Dean of WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences from 2013 – 2018, and also served the University as Interim Co-Provost in 2015-2016. He received Washington State University’s highest faculty honor, the Eminent Faculty Award, in 2014, and recently received the Lane Rawlins Distinguished Lifetime Service award from WSU in 2019.