Following Doctorate, Nathan Kemper Accepts AEAB Department Promotion

Nathan Kemper
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Nathan Kemper

After acquiring his Master of Science degree in agricultural economics right here in Fayetteville, Nathan Kemper worked for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness as research associate for five years, focusing on economic impact analysis, direct marketing, local food systems, and life cycle assessments.

Beginning in 2010, he served as the coordinator of Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, directing a training program that delivered technical assistance and business planning services to over 6,000 farmers and fishermen in the Southern Region. In 2014, Kemper began teaching courses in the department while continuing to further his education and pursue his doctorate in public policy with a food policy concentration. He completed his program in November 2016 and accepted a promotion to the role of clinical assistant professor shortly after.

In this new position, Kemper will continue working in the classroom and will assume the duties of undergraduate program coordinator for the department. Steve Halbrook, head of the Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Department, spoke highly of Kemper's talent and commitment: "Dr. Kemper has been among us for several years in a variety of different positions. He has excelled in every assignment. This new assignment makes him a permanent part of our group and gives us a heightened ability to build our undergraduate program. I look forward to his work as part of the departmental leadership team."

Through his effective teaching and dedication to his students, Kemper has demonstrated that he is invaluable to the department. In addition to his roles as professor and undergraduate coordinator, Kemper also serves as the faculty mentor of the Agricultural Business Club, the AEAB Department's student-led organization.


Ryan P. Ruiz, communications manager
Agricultural Economics and Agri business


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