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SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC SCIENCES | WSU Emerity

Ron C. Faas

Emeritus

EDUCATION

  • 1977 Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University
  • 1974 M.A., Economics, Michigan State University
  • 1965 M.S., Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University
  • 1957 B.S., Agricultural Education, Iowa State University

EMPLOYMENT

  • 1976-1999 – Extension Economist, Washington State U.
  • 1972-76 – Graduate Research Assistant, Michigan State University
  • 1970-72 – Program and Training Officer, Peace Corps/NE Brazil
  • 1967-70 – 4-H COR Rural Development Consultant to Peace Corps, Brazil
  • 1965-67 – Extension Leader, Area Development, Iowa State University
  • 1963-65 – Extension Graduate Assistant, Iowa State University
  • 1960-63 – County Extension Associate, Iowa State University (Jackson Co.)
  • 1958-60 – Lieutenant, Field Artillery, U.S. Army, Active Duty
  • 1957-58 – County Extension Youth Assistant, Jackson County, Iowa (temporary)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1991-1999, Director, Program for Local Gov’t Education, Washington State U.
  • 1992-1999, Member, Ethics Sub-Comm., National Public Policy Education Committee.
  • 1990-1999, Adjunct Professor, Envir. Science and Regional Planning Program, WSU.
  • 1990-1998, Western Public Policy Education Committee; chair 1992-93.
  • 1993-94, Member, Public Issues Education Materials Task Force of the NPPEC.
  • 1991-93, Member, National Public Policy Education Committee.
  • 1989, WA field associate for National Small Governments Research Network.
  • 1985-87, Coordinator, County Government Days at WSU.
  • 1982-85, Member, Local Gov’t Edn Task Force of ECOP Subcomm. on CRD&PA.
  • 1963, 7 Months as International Farm Youth Exchange Delegate – Iowa to Brazil
  • Consultant to: Impact Assessment, Inc., 1989-90, 87; USDOE and Battelle Memorial Institute, 1987; Council of State Governments, 1986-87; WA State Institute of Public Policy, 1986; Western Rural Development Center

HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • R.J. Hildreth Award for Career Achievement in Public Policy Education, 1999.
  • 35-Year Service Awardf from USDA, 1999.
  • PAW President’s Award, 1998.
  • 30-Year Service Award from USDA, 1993.
  • Represented Mich. St. U. at Inauguration of WSU President Samuel Smith, March 21, 1986.
  • Co-Recipient, Distinguished Extension Program Group Award, AAEA, 1982.
  • Co-Recipient, Outstanding Extension Program, WAEA, 1980.
  • Co-Recipient, Honorable Mention Quality of Communication Award, AAEA. 1980.
  • American Agricultural Economics Association – past member
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association – past member
  • Planning Association of Washington
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi (Honorary Extension Fraternity)
  • Phi Delta Kappa (Professional Educational Society)
  • Alpha Zeta (Agricultural Honorary Society)

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Editorial Board, The Western Planner, member 1991-present, Chair 1991-98.
  • Board of Directors, Planning Association of Washington, 1979-2002; President – 1981-83.
  • City of Pullman Planning Commission, 1979-2001.
  • Cooperative Extension Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor, 1986-99.
  • Chair, Second Century Committee of WSU Faculty Senate, 1990-91.
  • Chair, University Planning Committee, Faculty Senate, 1983-84

CONTACT INFO

E-mail address:
faas@verizon.net