Professor of Agricultural Economics & Co-Director of AFCERC.
Dr. Williams is Professor of Agricultural Economics and Co-Director of the Agribusiness, Food, and Consumer Economics Research Center (AFCERC). He is the AFCERC chief operations officer responsible for managing the research program of the Center and leads AFCERC research and outreach projects relating to commodity and agribusiness markets and policy and international trade and policy. He is also Senior Scientist, Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. His areas of teaching and research emphases include commodity promotion programs, international agricultural trade and development, agricultural policy, and marketing and price analysis. Dr. Williams was raised in Lubbock, Texas and is a 1968 graduate of Monterey High School. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University (1978 and 1981) and a B.S. in Economics from Brigham Young University (1974).