Olga Isengildina-Massa has been named associate professor of agricultural and applied economics in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Isengildina-Massa is one of eight new faculty members recently hired in the college. New positions in the college are being identified to bring new talent to its focus areas, including food and health, infectious disease, biodesign and processing, and agricultural profitability and environmental sustainability. The new faculty members are distributed across teaching, research, and Extension.
She received a bachelor's degree in English philology from Tashkent State University, and a master's degree and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Mississippi State.
Isengildina-Massa’s concentration areas include commodity marketing and price analysis, and forecasting and the use of futures and options markets to assess price risk management. Her research initiatives have evaluated the impact of public information on commodity markets such as the effectiveness of locally grown campaigns and online marketing tools to promote farmers markets and agricultural goods in product marketing, as well as the value of information on those markets.
Isengildina-Massa is the recipient of several awards including the Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Clemson University College of Business and Behavioral Science Graduate Teaching Excellence Award.
Written by Amy Loeffler