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
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
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
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
Sitienei, I., Gillespie, J., & Scaglia, G. (2018). Adoption of management practices
and breed types by US grass-fed beef producers. The Professional Animal Scientist,
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,
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 –
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,
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):
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.