Walker College economics professor earns 100 Scholars Research Award

Appalachian State University's Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies has named Dr. John Whitehead, an economics professor in the Walker College of Business, as the recipient of the 2021-22 100 Scholars Research Award.

The 100 Scholars Research Award recognizes exemplary research or creative activities of a tenured faculty member who has performed well above the standard level of faculty research within the past five years. Dr. Whitehead’s research has been cited approximately 10,000 times, and he is listed on Google Scholar as one of the most cited academics at App State.

Dr. Whitehead is an expert in environmental economics, and his research is focused on valuing non-market and environmental resources.  He is an internationally recognized expert in using “stated preference” and “travel cost” methods to value goods and services that aren’t easily monetized, like improvements in air and water quality, conservation of natural land, expansion of parks and recreational areas, and loss and damages related to climate change.

The award comes with $1000 funding, which may be used for any non-salary expense related to performing the research or creative activities in a project, including purchase of equipment and supplies, and travel for data collection or dissemination.

Dr. Whitehead received the award at a graduate school-hosted event in the Plemmons Student Union on Tuesday, April 12.

View past 100 Scholars Research Recipients at graduate.appstate.edu.

About the Department of Economics at Appalachian State University

The Department of Economics in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business is an intellectually vibrant place for students and faculty. As a research-intensive department committed to student learning, the department offers a wide range of courses that provide critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, complemented by student-faculty research collaboration. Our faculty members are engaged in research that contributes locally and globally in areas related to energy, environmental, development, trade, health, sports and tourism. The Department of Economics is ranked among the leading U.S. economics departments for research productivity, and is particularly strong in environmental and experimental economics. Learn more at economics.appstate.edu.

About Faculty Research in the Walker College of Business

Walker College of Business faculty produce and disseminate extensive research through both academic and professional communities. In the last five years, faculty members have published approximately 400 peer-reviewed academic journal articles, 130 conference proceedings and made more than 400 conference and professional presentations in 170 different venues. In total, the faculty has produced more than 700 individual intellectual contributions in basic discovery research, more than 400 contributions in applied or integrative research and 240 contributions in teaching and learning research. For more information, visit business.appstate.edu/faculty/research.

Dr. John Whitehead, center, has received the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies' 100 Scholars Research Award
Published: Apr 24, 2022 11:49pm