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Kohl receives AAEA award

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 12 - November 9, 1995

David M. Kohl, agricultural and applied economics professor, was named the American Agricultural Economics Association's Outstanding Teacher With Over Ten Years of Service at the association's annual meetings.

Kohl is only one of five professors in the 78-year history of the association to receive the award twice. He also received the award for Under Ten Years Service in 1984. One of the other five is Wayne Purcell, also a professor in agricultural and applied economics.

Kohl currently teaches courses in small business and entrepreneurship, agricultural finance, management and problem-solving, as well as being an undergraduate and graduate advisor. In his tenure he has taught 45 courses in 11 different subject matter areas to approximately 5,000 students at Virginia Tech and previously at Cornell University. He also has worked very closely with industry in student recruitment and placement activities and generating student scholarships.

Teaching evaluations by students, alumni, and peers have been outstanding over Kohl's 17-year tenure. He has been recognized by 11 major teaching and four major Extension and Public Service awards at Virginia Tech and Cornell. He has published four books and more than 175 articles, and has presented approximately 1,500 speeches and seminars to industry groups.