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Dr. Aslihan Spaulding

Professor of Agribusiness & Food Industry Management
Agriculture
Office
Clarence R Ropp Agriculture Bldng - RAB 131
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Biography

Dr. Aslihan D. Spaulding (She|Her|Hers) received her bachelor’s degree in Economics at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and later received M.S in Economics and M.S. in Agricultural Economics, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky.
She is a Professor of Agribusiness & Food Industry Management. She taught courses in strategic agribusiness sales, food industry marketing and strategic management, computer applications in agriculture, and agriculture and the environment. Dr. Spaulding's research examines consumer/farmer/student behavior, including such topics as big data technology in agriculture, personality traits, learning styles, cybersecurity training, nutrient management, crop insurance, risk management, new product development, and marketing.

Her awards include the 2021 ISU Outstanding University Researcher Award, 2020 ISU Outstanding University Service Award, 2020 ISU Impact Award, 2019 ISU Living Our Values Award, 2018 CAST Outstanding Service Award, and 2017 ISU Registered Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award.

Current Courses

499.018Independent Research For The Masters Thesis

287.018Independent Study

291.018Undergraduate Teaching Experiences In Agriculture

400.002Independent Study

Teaching Interests & Areas

Food Industry Marketing and Strategic Management, Strategic Agribusiness Sales, Computer Applications in Agriculture, Agriculture and the Environment, Research Methods in Agriculture

Research Interests & Areas

Survey Design, Food Industry Marketing, New Product Development Management, Agribusiness Management, Strategic Agribusiness Sales, Consumer Marketing,

Ph D Agricultural Economics

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

MS Economics

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

MS Agricultural Economics

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

BA Economics

Bogazici University
Istanbul, Turkey

Illinois State University Outstanding University Researcher Award

Illinois State University
2021

Illinois State University Impact Award

Illinois State University
2020

Illinois State University Outstanding Service Award

Illinois State University
2020

Living Our Values Award

Illinois State University
2019

Outstanding Service Award

Department of Agriculture
2019

CAST Outstanding Service Award

College of Applied Science and Technology
2018

Outstanding Service Award

Department of Agriculture
2018

Registered Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award

Illinois State University
2017

Outstanding Service Award

Department of Agriculture
2017

Recognized for Efforts to Secure External Funding

Illinois State University Research and Sponsored Programs
2016

Abstract

Katelynn Clement, David Kopsell, Aslihan Spaulding, Ann Marie VanDerZanden. 2021. "Perceptions of Faculty & Industry Professionals on the Value of Student Participation in a Professional Development Competitive Event" Supplement to HortScience. 56.9. Abstract

Conference Proceeding

Nguyen, K., Ma, Y., Yu, U., Spaulding, A., & Nguyen, T. Examining the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology towards the Application of Collaborative Robots in Garment Factories in Vietnam. International Textile and Apparel Association (2022)

Journal Article

Newton Morara Nyairo, Linda Pfeiffer, Aslihan Spaulding, Mark Russel. "Farmers’ attitudes and perceptions of adoption of agricultural innovations in Kenya: a mixed methods analysis." Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics. Vol. 123 No. 1 (2022) 147–160. https://doi.org/10.17170/kobra-202204216055
Iuliia Tetteh, Marina Ptukhina, Aslihan Spaulding. 2021. "Understanding the job-hopping syndrome among millennial employees in the U.S. food and agribusiness sector: a national survey." International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 24 (1). 89 - 104. https://doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2020.0001
Protopop, I., Spaulding, A., & Ptukhina, M. Millennial Employees in the U.S. Food and Agribusiness Sector: Retention Trends and Drivers of Employee Loyalty. National Survey. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 24.1 (2021): 89-104.
Prokopy, L.S., Gramig, B.M., Bower, A. et al. The urgency of transforming the Midwestern U.S. landscape into more than corn and soybean. Agric Hum Values (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-020-10077-x
Geil, A., Sagers, G., Spaulding, A., & Wolf, J. Cyber Security On The Farm: An Assessment of Cyber Security Practices In The United States Agriculture Industry. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (2018)

Magazine/Trade Publication

Downey, S., & Spaulding, A. Personality Traits of American Farmers. Successful Marketing Magazine (2018)
Spaulding, A. New Product Development Practices of the US Confectionery Manufacturers Report (2007)
Spaulding, A. New Products -- Lifeblood of the Industry. Candy & Snack Business Magazine 9 (2007): 34-35.

Newsletter

Spaulding, A. AFA Crop Science Institute: A Collegiate Professional Perspective (2017)

Presentations

Prokopy, Linda, Emily Usher, Michael O'Donnell, and Aslihan Spaulding. #DiverseCornBelt: Imagining a Pathway to a Resilient Future. 77th Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) International Annual Conference. August 2, 2022.
Big Data on Midwest Farms: Assessment of Use, Concerns, and Challenges. 2021 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. (2021)
Walton, Aidan and Aslihan D. Spaulding "Covid-19 And Marketing Practices Of Illinois Grain Elevators" (2021). Agriculture. 7. https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/urs2021agr/7
Farmers' Perceptions of Sales People. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Conference. (2019)
Human Capital in the Food and Agribusiness Industry: Drivers of Millennial Employees' Loyalty. A National Survey. Lenders Meeting. USDA Farm Service Agency. (2019)
Strategic Agribusiness Sales – Training and Practice. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. (2019)
Agriculture Students’ Learning Styles & Personality Traits.. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Conference. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. (2018)
Cyber-Security Knowledge and Training Needs of Beginning Farmers in Illinois. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Conference. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. (2018)
Millennial College Students: What Keeps Them Engaged in Classroom?. ISU Research Symposium. (2018)
Millennial College Students: What Keeps Them Engaged in Classroom? Multi-Institutional Survey of Agriculture Student. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Conference. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. (2018)

Grants & Contracts

#DiverseCornBelt: Resilient Intensification through Diversity in Midwestern Agriculture. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Federal. (2022)
Farmer Disparity Study: Examination of economic and other disparities associated with farm ownership and farm operations in Illinois. Illinois Department of Agriculture. State. (2022)
Governing the agri-food supply chain: how to improve smallholders competitiveness. Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA). Other. (2021)
Understanding Agronomic Practices of the U.S. Popcorn Producers: National Survey.. U.S. Popcorn Board. Other. (2021)
Big data on the farm: An assessment of the use of big data in the Midwest. Compeer Financial. Private. (2019)