Kansas State University


Department of Agricultural Economics

2016 WAEA Awards

aleksan WAEA award

For the second year in a row, a professor from the Kansas State University department of agricultural economics received an international award for teaching.  Dr. Aleksan Shanoyan received the “Undergraduate Teaching Award with ten or less years of experience” from the Western Agricultural Economics Association, or WAEA.


The award recognizes outstanding teaching within a strict set of guidelines.  The criteria for the award include student engagement, mastery of subject matter, creativity and innovation, learning evaluations and peer review, and the amount of impact on the entire departmental teaching program.


The head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Dr. Allen Featherstone, says, “Dr. Shanoyan continues the tradition of excellence in our undergraduate instruction here within the department.”


Shanoyan is an expert in agribusiness management and agricultural-food supply chain economics.  He has extensive experience with developing economies, biofuel production, dairy, meat and international food chain industries. He teaches courses in agribusiness management at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


The WAEA organization promotes agricultural economics and human welfare solutions, and houses over 600 professional economists, government officials, agribusiness executives and nongovernmental organization members.