Dan Taylor, professor of agricultural and applied economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive an emeritus certificate from the university.
A member of the university community since 1982, Taylor has served the university by teaching classes, conducting research, and advising students, but his greatest impact on the Virginia Tech community may have come through his long-term role as chair of the university’s Commencement Committee.
Taylor’s teaching and research focused on production and resource economics at the farm level and agricultural policy analysis. He also was involved in an integrated pest management collaborative research support program and assessed the economic impact of these programs.
Taylor was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and full professor in 1994. He is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the International Association of Agricultural Economists, and the Canadian Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Society.
Taylor received his Ph.D. from Washington State University, a master’s degree from the University of Maine at Orono, and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.