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July 26, 1996

Stan Johnson is finalist for extension post

by Diana Pounds
Another finalist has been named in the search for a vice provost for extension. Stan Johnson, director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, interviewed for the position this week. Four other candidates were interviewed in May.

A professor of economics, Johnson has directed the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development since 1985. He also has served since 1984 as executive director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, an ISU-University of Missouri collaboration to conduct research on the economic inter-relationships of the domestic and foreign food and agricultural industries. Since 1989, Johnson has chaired the Institute for Policy Reform, a policy research institute headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Johnson is an academician in the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a lifetime honor held by only a few non-Russians.

Prior to joining Iowa State, Johnson was an economics professor at the University of Missouri and the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He also held visiting appointments at several universities.

Johnson received a B.A. from Western Illinois University, Macomb, in 1961, an M.S. from Texas Technological College, Lubbock, in 1962 and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 1966. All his degrees are in agricultural economics.

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