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Ph.D., Agricultural Economics University of California at Davis
M.S., Agricultural Economics University of California at Davis
B.A., Economics University of California at Santa Cruz
Nicole Ballenger joined University of Wyoming in 2004 as the head of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and began serving as associate provost in 2005. She came to UW from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, where she began her career as an agricultural economist in 1984 and held various research and research administration positions. From 1993 to 1996 Nicole directed the National Research Council's study of the future of the land grant colleges of agriculture. During 1990 to 1991 she was senior staff economist for agriculture and trade for the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
Nicole received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from University of California at Davis and her B.A. degree in economics from University of California at Santa Cruz. Her areas of economic research and analysis have included agricultural policy and trade, Mexican agriculture, linkages between agricultural trade and the environment, agricultural research policy, and the economics of diet and health. Nicole teaches upper-division undergraduate courses on the economics of world food and agriculture, agricultural policy and international trade, while serving as associate provost. She loves animals and the outdoors, and has three horses, (Shermie, Grant, and Lincoln), two dogs (Bernie and Mr. Jones), and a cat (Evie). Oh, and a husband named Paul and a son named Rawley.