AEC 305 Food and Agricultural Marketing Principles

AEC 306 Technical Communication In Economics

AEC 300 Topics in Agriculture: Rural and Ag Based Tourism

Online Publications

Please see Vita for complete list of publications.

Roger M. Brown

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304 Charles E. Barnhart Bldg.
Lexington KY 40546-0276

Phone: 859-257-7257
Fax: 859-323-1913

Ph.D.Auburn University2004
M.P.A.University of Kentucky2008
M.Plan.Auckland University2000
M.A.University of Kentucky1998
B.A.University of Kentucky1996

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Agricultural Marketing, Technical Communication, Distance Learning, and Resource Economics

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy may sound a little unorthodox, but it seems to work well (even if it isn’t exactly true). When students first come into class, I instantly tackle them (each one) to the floor (“BAM”, “OOW”, “AHH”). Next, I bind together as many hands and feet as I can grab with a long, tough rope. Then, before anyone can get free, I hang big pots of boiling wax above each student and tape lighted sticks of dynamite to everyone’s forehead. Finally, after prying open a box of venomous snakes and scorpions, I throw a handful of razors high into the air and shout out, “Don’t despair! I have a plan to get us all out of this mess, but we’ve got to work hard and work together.”

My goal as a teacher is to present my students with thoughtful—if not foreboding—challenges and then do all I can sincerely to help each one tackle those challenges successfully. Challenge them thoughtfully, encourage them sincerely, and they’ll perform successfully. That’s it in a bombshell... er, I mean, nutshell.

Highlighted Publications

Brown, R., and T. Stephenson. 2014. “Guiding Principles for Teaching with Technology.” North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal. 58(2): 174-175.

Czech, B., J. Busa, and R. Brown. 2012. “Effects of Economic Growth on Biodiversity in the United States.” Natural Resources Forum. 36: 160-166.

Brown, R. and D. Laband. 2006. “Applicability of Research Findings to Conservation Policy.” Conservation Biology. 21: 549-551.

Brown, R. and D. Laband. 2006. “Species Imperilment and Spatial Patterns of Development in the United States.” Conservation Biology. 20: 239-244.

Brown, R. and D. Zhang. 2005. “Supply Elasticity Estimates for Disaggregated Paper Products: A Primal Approach.” Forest Science. 51: 570-577.

Brown, R. and D. Zhang. 2005. “The Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s Impact on U.S. South Stumpage Markets.” Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 35: 2056-2064.

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