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Michael Ellerbrock


Education

Ph.D., Applied Economics, Clemson University, 1980

M.R.P.A., Recreation and Park Administration, Clemson University, 1975

B.S., Recreation and Parks, Texas A&M, 1974

Experience

  • 1991 - Present: Professor and Director, Center for Economic Education, Virginia Tech
  • 1989 - 1992: Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M-Commerce
  • 1986 - 1989: Assistant Dean, Arts and Sciences, Texas A&M-Commerce
  • 1985 - 1991: Associate Professor, Agriculture, Texas A&M-Commerce
  • 1983 - 1985: Assistant Professor, Agriculture, Texas A&M-Commerce
  • 1981 - 1983: Assistant Professor, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida
  • 1978 - 1980: Instructor, Recreation and Park Administration and Tourism, Clemson University

Awards

  • 2010 University Wine Award for teaching excellence.
  • 2010 VT CALS Faculty Service Award
  • 2008 and 2004 Students’ Choice Award by Virginia Tech Student Body.
  • Congressionally-sponsored 2002 USDA National Award for Teaching Excellence for all fields of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Human and Veterinary Sciences.
  • 1999 National Excellence in Program Evaluation Award from the American Evaluation Association.
  • 1998 University Sporn Award for excellence in teaching introductory subjects at Virginia Tech.
  • 1997 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Member of CALS and VT Academy of Teaching Excellence, 1998- Present.
  • Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 1987 at Texas A&M - Commerce.

Courses Taught

  • AAEC 1005 - Microeconomics of the Food & Fiber System
  • AAEC 1006 - Macroeconomics of the Food & Fiber System
  • AAEC 1264 - Peace Economics
  • AAEC/REL/STS 2264 - Science & Religion: Friends or Foes?
  • AAEC 3324 - Sustainable Development Economics

Extension Program

Center for Economic Education- write economics curricula for Middle and High School, conduct workshops and teach graduate courses for K-12 Social Studies teachers, serve on Board of Directors of Virginia Council on Economic Education.

Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute - 13th Year Training Federal, State & Community Practitioners of Environmental Conflict Resolution

Outreach Program

Foundation for Teaching Economics - Training HS Teachers in Eastern European Transition Economies
University of Virginia - Semester-at-Sea 2010 and 2012

Selected Publications

  • Ellerbrock M., G. Groover. "Do Independent Farmers Serve the Common Good?" NACTA Journal, 57(2): 30-34, June 2013.
  • Ellerbrock M. June 2013 - August 2014. Metrics Program Development Service. Roanoke River Basin Association. Total Amount: $24,000. 100% Participation.
  • Serrano, E., M. McFerren, M. Ellerbrock, et al.,  "Cost-Effectiveness Model for Youth EFNEP Programs: What Do We Measure and How Do We Do It?," Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior, 43(4): 295-302, 2011.
  • Wood, C., R. Lyons, M. Ellerbrock, D. Moore, "Evolution of a Liberal Education Course Linking Agriculture, the Arts, and Society," NACTA Journal, 54: 61-68, 2010.
  • Ellerbrock, M.J., J. Bayer, and R. Bradshaw, “Sustaining the Commons: The Tragedy Works both Ways,” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2008, 28(3): 256-259.
  • Book Chapter: M.J. Ellerbrock, "A True Education: To Be Drawn Out," Teaching Excellence at a Research-Centered University (Boston: Pearson Publishing, 2007), pp. 85-91.
  • Roanoke Times, 22 OpEd Columns on public policy issues.