Chris is an agricultural and development economist, the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an International Professor of Agriculture, at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He also serves as a Professor in the Department of Economics and a Fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. He served as editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and currently edits the Palgrave Macmillan book series Agricultural Economics and Food Policy. He has won numerous university, national, and international awards for teaching, research, and public outreach, and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and the African Association of Agricultural Economists. His more than 300 publications have been cited more than 31,000 times, placing him among the top five globally in the agricultural economics, development economics, food security, poverty, and resource economics fields according to Google Scholar. He has won more than $30 million in extramural research grants from various corporate, foundation, government agency, and nongovernmental organization sponsors. He has supervised more than 100 graduate students and post-docs, many of whom are now faculty and staff at leading universities and research institutes worldwide. He and his wife are blessed with five adult children and a wonderful dog.