Transportation Faculty

 

Ken Casavant, Professor
Faculty Page
casavantk@wsu.edu

Ken is a Professor in the School of Economic Sciences and a nationally renowned transportation economist, after spending 35 years at Washington State University. He has received numerous teaching, research and service awards throughout his tenure at Washington State University, including recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute 2006, the "Washington State University Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award" 2004 and being named “Distinguished Scholar” by the Western Agricultural Economics Association in 2003. Ken also also serves as the Faculty Athletic Representative to the President for Washington State University.
Jeremy Sage, Assistant Research Professor
Faculty Page
jlsage@wsu.edu

Jeremy is an Assistant Research Professor with the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. He completed an Interdisciplinary PhD with major fields in Agricultural Economics, Geography, and Community and Rural Sociology from Washington State University in 2012. He received his Master of Science Degree in Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management from Utah State University in 2005. Jeremy specializes in regional economics and spatial analyses of the economic and social structures surrounding transportation and food systems. Much of Jeremy’s current work is done in coordination with regional departments of transportation and the USDA, including studies pertaining to infrastructure investment decisions and rural/agricultural freight transportation as it pertains to the economic competitiveness of a region.
Eric Jessup, Associate Research Professor
Faculty Page
eric_jessup@wsu.edu

Eric Jessup is an Assistant Research Professor with the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. He received his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University in 1998 and his Master of Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky in 1992. Dr. Jessup’s area of interest are in Transportation Economics, Freight Systems Modeling and Geo-spatial Analysis.
Vicki McCracken, Professor
Faculty Page
mccracke@wsu.edu

Vicki is a Professor in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. She received her bachelor degree in economics and home economics at Indiana University, masters and PhD degrees in agricultural economics at Purdue University. Vicki specializes in General Marketing and Price Analysis, Fruit Marketing, Consumption Analysis, and Applied Economics.
Jia Yan, Associate Professor
Faculty Page
jiay@wsu.edu

Jia Yan is an associate professor of Economics at Washington State University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of California at Irvine. Before joining Washington State University in 2007, he taught in Faculty of Business of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Yan's research covers Transportation Economics, Applied Microeconomics, and Applied Econometrics. He has published his papers in such journal as Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, Econometrica, Journal of Urban Economics, and Transportation Research Record. His Ph.D. dissertation won the dissertation award of the Transport and Public Utility Group of the American Economic Association in 2003. He also won the research excellence award of the Faculty of Business of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006.
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