• Doctor of Philosophy. Major: Economics; Minor: Statistics,
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, NC, December 1996. • Master of Science. Major: Agricultural Economics; Minor: Statistics,
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN, Aberdeen, UNITED KINGDOM (UK), July 1989. • Bachelor of Science (Summa cum Laude): Major: Agriculture and Agricultural Economics; Minor: Animal Husbandry,
G. B. PANT UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, Pantnagar, INDIA, June 1988.
• 2013 LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, Louisiana State University • 2013 Distinguished Achievement in Agriculture Award of Merit Gamma Sigma Delta, LSU Chapter • 2012 Mid-Career Scholar Rainmaker Award, Louisiana State University • 2012 Research Certificate of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta, LSU Chapter • 2007 American Journal of Agricultural Economics Outstanding Journal Article Award • 2006 Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics Outstanding Journal Article Award • Citation of Excellence-1999. International recognition for outstanding contribution to the literature and body of knowledge for the paper published in Applied Economics. Awarded by Editorial Advisory Board of ANBAR, Anbar Electronic Intelligence, West Yorkshire, UK. • Awarded Sir Vincent Meredith Fellowship for graduate studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1989-1990). • Awarded Overseas Development Administration (ODA) Scholarship and European Community Research Fellowship for M.Sc. studies at University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K. (1988-1989). • Awarded University Sports Scholarship, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India (1987-1988). • Awarded University Merit Certificate for Academic Excellence, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India (1986-1988). • Teaching Award: Teacher Merit Honor Roll—Gamma Sigma Delta, 2010. • Teaching Award: Teacher Merit Honor Roll—Gamma Sigma Delta, 2011. • Teaching Award: Teacher Merit Honor Roll—Gamma Sigma Delta, 2012.
RESEARCH SUPPORT/GRANT ACTIVITIES Grants and Contract Funded 1. Co-Principal Investigator (Fannin and Mishra), “Assessing Vulnerability of Sectors and Regions to OCS Oil and Gas Industry Volatility” Funded for $499,346 (2012-2015). Funded by Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management, U.S. Department of Interior. 2. Principal Investigator (Mishra), “Demand for H2-B Visa Workers in Louisiana Seafood Industry” funded for $9,999. Funded by Louisiana Sea Grant Development Office. 3. Co-Project Director (Detre, Mishra, and Fannin),“Improving the Economic Resiliency of Rural Communities Under Natural Disaster and Environmental Risk” Funded for $231,000 for 2013-2016 by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowships Program. 4. Co-Principal Investigator (Fannin, Mishra, and Detre), “Debris Removal Planning for Louisiana Communities in Advance of Future Tropical Natural Disasters” Funded for $156,027. Funded by Louisiana Sea Grant Development Office. 5. Principal Investigator, “Determine the Status of Precision Farming Technology Adoption by Cotton Farmers.” Funded for $11,000 per year for 2010-to present. Cotton Incorporated. 6. Principal Investigator, “Current Economic Status of Conservation and No-Till Production in the Southeastern United States.” Funded for $4,000 per year for 2010-to present by Cotton Incorporated 7. Co-Principal Investigator (Fannin and Mishra), “Evaluating Alternative Units of Analysis to Define Regions of Influence within Outer Continental Shelf” Funded for $174,886. 2009-2011. U.S. Department of Interior. 8. Principal Investigator (Mishra and Livingston). “Impact of Off-Farm Work and Insurance-Coverage on Fuel Use and Pollution.” Funded for $16,321., 2009-2010. U.S. Department of Agriculture. 9. Co-Principal Investigator (Kimhi, Mishra, and Goodwin). “The Dynamics of Off-Farm Employment, Farm Size, and Farm Structure.” $140,000: 2003-2006. Bilateral Agriculture Research and Development (BARD), US-Israel Scientific Exchange. 10. ERS Project Leader, Cooperative Agreement 43-3AEL-3-80088, “An Evaluation of the Interrelationships among Conservation, Risk Management, and Income Supporting Farm Programs in the Post-FAIR Environment.” North Carolina State University. Funded for $25,000: 2004-2006. 11. ERS Project Leader, Cooperative Agreement 43-3AEL-3-80089, “Consumption Expenditures and Savings of Farm Households.” The University of Maryland. Funded for $30,000: 2004-2006. 12. USDA-CSREES, NRI. Co-Principal Investigator (Tauer and Mishra). “Can the Small Dairy Farm Remain Competitive in U.S. Agriculture,” $130,000, 2003-2004. 13. USDA-CSREES, NRI. “Conference on Government Policy and Farmland Markets: Implications of the New Economy,” Collaborator, $10,000. Conference held in May 2002. 14. ERS Project Leader, Cooperative Agreement 43-3AEL-0-80057, “Determinants of a Producer’s Relative Cropping Performance.” The Ohio State University. Funded for $15,000: 2001-2002. 15. ERS Project Leader, Cooperative Agreement 43-3AEL-8-80114, “An Assessment of Economic Risks for Farms: Results from the Farm Costs and Returns Survey.” North Carolina State University. Funded for $15,000: 1999-2000.