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Isaac Sitienei

Isaac Sitienei

Associate Professor


Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

  • Education
    • Ph.D. and a MS in Agricultural Economics from Louisiana State University. M.Ed. in Agricultural Education from Texas Education, and a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Egerton University-Kenya
  • Work
    • Previously worked as a Post Doc at Texas State University's Department of Agriculture on the following projects: USDA-ERS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) data; Atlantis LLC organic leafy-greens research; Grant writing; etc. Before joining the department of agriculture at Texas State, I worked as a: Post Doc in the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research, and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction both at Texas State University.
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Production Economics
  • Food Security
  • The Economics of Grass-Fed Beef Production
  • Sitienei, I., Gillespie, J., & Scaglia, G. (2019). US Grass-Fed Beef Producers: Goal Structure and Reasons for Enterprise Selection. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 1-18.
  • Sitienei, I., Gillespie, J., & Scaglia, G. (2019). Forage management practices used in production of US grass-fed beef. Applied Animal Science, 35(6), 535-542.
  • Sitienei, I., Gillespie, J., Harrison, R. W., & Scaglia, G. (2019). Estimating Preference Heterogeneity for Grass-fed Beef Cattle Traits. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 1-25.
  • Sitienei, I., Gillespie, J., & Scaglia, G. (2018). Adoption of management practices and breed types by US grass-fed beef producers. The Professional Animal Scientist, 34(6), 571-580.
  • Angirasa, Aditi K., Douglas G. Morrish, and Isaac Sitienei, "Evaluation of Student Performance Based on Instructional Technologies: PowerPoint v Traditional Chalkboard", (Abstract), NACTA Journal, Vol. 63, Supplement 1, 2019.
  • Angirasa, Aditi K., Douglas Morrish, Isaac Sitienei, and Dexter Wakefield, "Free Trade: Ignored Issues and Resulting Backlash," Southwestern Journal of Economics, Vol XII, No. 1, pp 49-56, November 2017.
  • Nyaupane, N., J.M. Gillespie, K. Mcmillin, R. Harrison, and I. Sitienei, 2017. Selection of Breeding Stock by US Meat Goat Producers. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 1-22.
  • Sitienei, I. A.K. Mishra, A.R. Khanal. 2016. Informal "Ganyu" Labor Supply, and Food Security: The Case of Malawi, in (ed.) Food Security in a Food Abundant World (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Volume 16) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.159 – 175.
  • Gillespie, J., I. Sitienei, Bhandari, B., & Scaglia, G. 2016. Grass-Fed Beef: How is it Marketed by US Producers? International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 19(2).
  • Sitienei, I., Gillespie, J., and Scaglia, G. 2015. "Producer perceptions of the importance of challenges currently facing the United States grass-finished beef industry." The Professional Animal Scientist, 31(4), 315-323.
  • Gillespie, J., R. Nehring, and I. Sitienei. 2014. "The Adoption of Technologies, Management Practices, and Production Systems in US Milk Production." Agricultural and Food Economics 2 (1): 1-24.
  • Sitienei, I. and G.D. Morrish. 2014. "College Students' Knowledge of Sustainable Agriculture and its Implications on the Agricultural Education Curriculum." NACTA Journal 58 (1): 68-72.
  • Johannessen, B.G., A.M. Unterreiner, I. Sitienei, and J. Zajda. 2012. "Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Mentoring in Higher Education." Education and Society, vol. 30 (2): pp 27-48.