Dr. Lowenberg-DeBoer has 25 years of worldwide experience in agricultural research, teaching, outreach and administration. He currently serves as Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) at Purdue University, coordinating all international programs for the Purdue College of Agriculture. His research focuses on the economics of agricultural technology. He has published 63 articles in refereed journals, two books and chapters in six other books. He is a pioneer in the use of spatial regression in analysis of crop sensor data with published work in this area from the U.S., Argentina and South Africa. He is PI for the Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage (PICS) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From 1997 to 2007 he was West Africa facilitator for the USAID Bean/Cowpea Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) working to build multidisciplinary teams and supervising CRSP social science research and outreach in that region. From 1988 to 1992 he served as economist and team leader of a USAID-funded institution building project in Niger. From 1992 to 1994 he was campus coordinator for the Agricultural Research and Training Support (ARTS) project in Burkina Faso. His work has taken him to Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Holland, India, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Qatar, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. He brings to his research, teaching, outreach and administration a perspective gained through private sector experience as a farmer and journalist.