Faculty New Faculty Orientation 2020
Vicki A. McCracken
Dr. Vicki A. McCracken is the Associate Dean and Director of Extension and a Professor in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University with dual majors in Economics and Home Economics (Human Nutrition track) and completed her MS and PhD degrees at the rival Purdue University in Agricultural Economics. She has spent her entire career since 1984 at WSU, serving as a faculty member and in various administrative leadership positions.
She has taught courses in quantitative methods, intermediate micro, and applied marketing and price analysis. Her research and extension interests are broad-based ranging from analyzing social and economic issues of importance in agricultural production contexts to alternative agricultural markets and human health to identifying determinants of student academic success. Dr. McCracken has a steady stream of external grant funding that has supported her research resulting in a steady flow of conference presentations and publications.
Dr. McCracken has been active in service throughout her career. She has wide-ranging committee service at WSU and for the agricultural economics profession. She has been honored with awards and leadership positions from numerous organizations including: National Research Initiative: Markets and Trade Panel Manager; W.K. Kellogg Foundation Collaborative Efforts – Partnership 2020; ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Program; Outstanding Teaching and Leadership awards at Washington State University; and Fellow of the Western Agricultural Economics Association.