2022 Richardson-Applebaum Scholarship Award Winners

Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation

Dr. Danielle Ufer
Michigan State University

Title: Market Opportunities for the Use of Biotechnology to Improve Farm Animal Welfare


Outstanding M.S. Thesis

Hailey Edmondson
Colorado State University

Title: Exploring Local Food Purchasing Patterns During COVID-19: Insights from a National Consumer Survey


Outstanding Undergraduate Research

Wyatt E. Basen
University of Florida

Title: Investigating Consumer Trends for Lamb and Goat Meat in Florida 


  • 2021 Ph.D – Dr. Armen Ghazaryan, Colorado State University
    Masters (Thesis) – Erin Love, Colorado State University
    Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing – Zoe van Vlaanderen, University of Vermont
  • 2020 Ph.D – Dr. Shannon Allen, University of Alberta
    Masters (Thesis) – Aaron J. Staples, Purdue University
    Masters (Case Study) – Isabella T. Sanders, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing – Faith Parum, Texas A&M University
  • 2019 Ph.D – Dr. Tatiana Drugova, Utah State University
    Masters – Emma Boase, University of Missouri
    Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing – Hannah Hawkins
  • 2018 Ph.D – Dr. Yang Yang, University of Saskatchewan
    Masters (Thesis) – Chen Yue, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing – Shea Gould, Mississippi State University
  • 2017 Ph.D – Dr. Zoë Plakias, University of California, Davis
    Masters (Thesis) – Michelle Paukett, Texas A&M University
    Masters (Case Study) – Aaron Shew, University of Arkansas
    Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing -Youngho Kim, Texas A&M University
  • 2016 Ph.D – Dr. Violet Muringai, University of Alberta, Edmonton
    Masters (Thesis) – Graham T. Soley, University of Kentucky
  • 2015 Ph.D – Dr. John Charles Bovay, Jr., University of California, Davis
    Masters (Thesis) – Yunkyung Lee, Mississippi State University
    Undergraduate Research on Food Distrbution and Marketing – Oliva Reicks, Iowa State University
  • 2014 Ph.D – Dr. Rebecca B.R. Jablonski, Cornell University
  • 2013 Ph.D -Dr. David Leonardo Ortega, Purdue University
    Masters (Thesis) – Ms. Shannon M. Allen, University of Alberta
  • 2012 Ph.D. – Dr. Daniel Toro-Gonzalez, Washington State University
    Masters (Thesis) – Ms. Qing Chen, University of Alberta
    Masters (Non-Thesis) – Mr. Thomas Cobb, Texas A&M University
  • 2011 Ph.D – Dr. F. Nicoleta Uzea, University of Saskatchewan
    Masters (Thesis) – Ms. Kathryn Onken, University of Delaware
  • 2010 Ph.D – Dr. Michael Cohen, University of Connecticut
    Masters (Thesis) – Mr. Jeffrey S. Hall, Cornell University
    Masters (Non-Thesis) – Mr. Brent G. Lange, South Dakota State University
  • 2009 Ph.D – Dr. Jae Bong Chang, Oklahoma State University.
    Masters (Thesis) – Mr. David L. Ortega, Purdue University.
    Masters (Non-Thesis) – Mr. Jonathan R. Baros, Texas A&M University.
  • 2008 Ph.D – Dr. Jason R. Evans
    Masters (Thesis) – Ms. Rebecca L.O. Cleary
  • 2007 Ph.D – Dr. Yan Yuan, Texas A&M University.
    Masters (Thesis) – Mr. Simon Dessureault, University of Guelph.
    Masters (Non-Thesis) – Mr. Ryan Cummings, California Polytechnic State University.
  • 2006 Ph.D. – Dr. Getu Hailu, Univeristy of Alberta.
    Masters (Thesis) – Ms. Ge (Gloria) Gao.
    MS Case Study – Ms. Ramona Sinoha.
  • 2005 Ph.D. – Dr. Wuyang Hu, University of Alberta.
    Masters (Thesis) – Ms. Tatiana Gubanova, The University of Georgia.
  • 2004 Ph.D. – Dr. Huseyin Tastan, North Carolina State.
    Masters (Thesis) – Lawton Nalley, Kansas State University.
    Masters (Non) – Michael Sutton, US Bank in Minneapolis.
  • 2003 Ph.D – Dr. Wipon Aiew, Texas A&M University.
    Masters (Thesis) – Jebaraj Asirvatham, Rutgers University.
  • 2002 Ph.D – Dr. Aslihan Spaulding, University of Kentucky.
    Masters (Thesis) – Arsen Vahagn Poghosyan, Texas A&M University.
  • 2001 Ph.D – Dr. Maria L. Loureiro Garcia, Washington State University.
    Masters (Thesis) – Adelin John Semali, University of Georgia.
    Masters (Non-Thesis) – Michelle Walter, University of Florida .
  • 2000 Ph.D. – Andrew A. Washington, University of Florida.
    Masters (Thesis) – Bruno Antonio Lanfranco, University of Georgia.
  • 1999 Ph.D. – Jeffery Raymond Blend, Michigan State University.
    Masters (Thesis) – Abigail Kathleen Wheeler, Cornell University.
    Masters (Non-thesis) – Lynn M. Szybist, University of Minnesota.
  • 1998 Ph.D. – Nicholas E. Piggot, North Carolina State University.
    Masters – Lee D. Rosenzweig, Rutgers University.
  • 1997 Ph.D. – Bobby Beamer, Purdue University.
    Masters – Christele Moutou, Kansas State University.
  • 1996 Ph.D. – Daniel Sellen, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada.
    Masters – Kleber Machado, Cornell University.
  • 1995 Ph.D. – Satish Deodhar, Ohio State.
    Masters – Julia Kidwell, University of Arizona.
  • 1994 Ph.D. – Ron Larson, Purdue University.
    Masters – Daniel Brent, Massey University, New Zealand.
  • 1993 Ph.D. – Marie Wildenthal, Texas A&M University.
    Masters – Marc G.J.A. Michaud, Texas Tech.
  • 1992 Ph.D. – Rudy Nayga, Texas A&M University.
    Masters – Timothy Shell, University of Florida.
  • 1991 Ph.D. – Bin Fu, University of Minnesota.
    Masters – Patrick Byrne, University of Delaware.
  • 1990 Masters – Ronald Mahan, Unviersity of Florida.
    Masters – Ferdinand Wirth, University of Rhode Island.
  • 1989 Dr. William K.B. Emerson, University of Rhode Island.
    Masters – Robert D. Byrne, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
  • 1988 Masters – German Molina, University of Florida.
    Masters – Grady Hughes, Texas A&M University.
  • 1987 Dr. Robert Dubman, University of Georgia.
    Masters – Michael Zwingli, Auburn Unversity.
  • 1986 Dr. Charles Abdalla, Michigan State University.
  • 1985 Dr. Baughn Del Roller, Cornell University.
  • 1984 Dr. Ananth N. Madhavan, Cornell University.
  • 1983 Masters – Scott Johnson, University of California.
  • 1982 Elaine Tecklenberg, Cornell University.
  • 1981 Donna K. Jourdan, Texas A&M University.
    Runner-up – Holly L. Tyan, University of Georgia.
    Undergraduate Runner-up – Luanne Jones, Iowa State University.
  • 1980 Dr. James J. Corbett, Boston University.
  • 1979 Dr. Oral Capps, Jr., Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
    John M. Hyde, Senior undergraduate, Ohio State University.
  • 1978 Eric Moede, H. E. Butt Grocery Company.


  • 2022 Karina Gallardo, Washington State University
  • 2021 Aaron J. Johnson, University of Idaho
  • 2020 Patricia McLean-Meyinsse, Southern University and A&M College
  • 2019 Kynda R. Curtis, Utah State University
  • 2018 Stan Ernst, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2017 Timothy A. Woods, University of Kentucky
  • 2016 Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University
  • 2015 Ronald Rainey, University of Arkansas
  • 2014 Rodney Holcomb, Oklahoma State University
  • 2013 John Park, Texas A&M University
  • 2012 Dovi Alipoe, Alcorn State University
  • 2011 Connie Falk, New Mexico State University
  • 2010 Dixie Dalton, Virginia Tech University
  • 2009 Desmond O’Rourke, Belrose, Inc.
  • 2008 Virgil Culver, Mississippi State University
  • 2007 Robert L. Degner, University of Florida
  • 2006 Roger A. Hinson, Louisiana State University
  • 2005 Jim Corbett, Merrimack College
  • 2004 Ed Estes, NC State University
  • 2003 David Eastwood, University of Tennessee
  • 2002 Charles Handy
  • 2001 Oral (Jug) Capps, Texas A&M University
  • 2000 John L. Adrian, Auburn University
  • 1999 John R. Brooker, University of Tennessee
  • 1998 Jarvis Cain, University of Maryland
  • 1997 Douglas Richardson, Financial Consultant
  • 1996 Ulrich (Carl) Toensmeyer, University of Delaware


  • 2022 Andrew Muhammad, University of Tennessee
  • 2021 Elizabeth Canaels, Mississippi State University
  • 2020 Margarita Velandia, University of Tennessee
  • 2019 Clinton L. Neill, Virginia Tech University
  • 2018 R. Karina Gallardo, Washington State University
  • 2017 Alba J. Collart, Mississippi State University
  • 2016 Lurleen M. Walters, Mississippi State University
  • 2015 Jonathan R. Baros, North Carolina State University
  • 2014 Kimberly L. Morgan, Virginia Tech University
  • 2013 Lindsey Higgins, California Polytechnic University
  • 2012 Dawn Thilmany McFadden, Colorado State University
  • 2011 Ron Rainey, University of Arkansas
  • 2010 Stan Ernst, The Ohio State University
  • 2009 Denise Mainville, Virginia Tech University
  • 2008 Mike Schroder, Towson University
  • 2007 Aaron Johnson, University of Idaho
  • 2006 Delmy Salin, USDA-AMS-Transportation & Marketing Programs
  • 2005 Kellie Raper, Michigan State University
  • 2004 Ramu Govindasamy, Rutgers University
  • 2003 Allen Wysocki, University of Florida
  • 2002 Dixie Watts Reaves, Virginia Tech
  • 2001 John Park, Texas A&M University
  • 2000 Hsiang-Tai Cheng, University of Maine
  • 1999 Bobby Beamer, Virginia Tech University
  • 1998 Patrick Byrne, University of Florida
  • 1997 Barbara James, Ohio State University
  • 1996 Rudy Nayga, Texas A&M University



  • 2022 Kofi Britwum, Tennessee State University


  • 2022 Olshi Kaze, Steven Miller, Trey Malone, and Christopher Wolf. “The Changing Role of Fat Perceptions in Fluid Milk Labeling: Would the Dairy Industry Sell More if 2% Milk was Called “98% Fat Free”?.” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volumn 53, Issue 2.
  • 2021 Soojung Ahn and Sandro Steinbach. “COVID-19 Trade Actions in the Agricultural and Food Sector.” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 52, Issue 2.
  • 2020 Philip Watson, Jason Winfree, and Daniel Toro-González. “Fiscal Impacts and Cross-Border Effects of a Change in State Liquor Policy.”  Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 51, Issue 2.
  • 2019 Anwesha Chakrabarti, Benjamin L. Campbell, Vanessa Shonkwiler. “Eliciting Consumer Preference and Willingness to Pay for Mushrooms: A Latent Class Approach.” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 50, Issue 1.
  • 2018 Rafael Bakhtavoryan, Oral Capps, Victoria Salin, and Aramayis Dallakyan. “The Use of Time-Series Analysis in Examining Food Safety Issues: The Case of the Peanut Butter Recall” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 49, Issue 2.
  • 2017 Andrew John Cassey and Xin Zhao. “A First Step to Identifying Underserved Foreign Markets” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 47, Number 2.
  • 2016 Rafael Costa, David Bessler, and C. Parr Rosson. “The Impacts of Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreaks on the Brazilian Meat Market”  Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 46, Number 3.
  • 2015 Kynda Curtis, Karin Allen, and Ruby Ward. “Food Consumption, Attitude, and Behavioral Change Among CSA Members: A Northern Utah Case Study” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 46, Number 2.
  • 2012 Joshua P. Berning and David E. Sprott. “Examining the Effectiveness of Nutrition Information in a Simulated Shopping Environment” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 42, Number 3.
  • 2011 Benjamin Onyango, Neal H. Hooker, William K. Hallman, and Cara L. Cuite. “America’s Perception of Food Safety: A Comparative Study of Fresh Produce, Beef, and Poultry Products” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 41, Number 3.
  • 2010 Amanda M. Leister, Oral Capps, Jr., and C. Parr Rosson, III. “The Economic Effects of New Product Beef Promotion in Guatemala,” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 41, Number 2 July 2010.
  • 2009 William Nganje, Cheryl Wachenheim, and William Lesch. “A Comparison between Perception of Risk and Willingness to Serve GM Foods,” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 40, Number 2 July 2009.
  • 2008 William Nganje, Simeon Kaitibie, Cherly Wachenheim, Emmanuel Acquah, Joel Matson, and Grant Johnson, “Estimating Price Premiums for Breads Marketed as Low-Carbohydrate Breads” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 39, Number 2 July 2008.
  • 2007 James Pritchett, Kamina Johnson, Dawn Thilmany, and William Hahn, “Consumer Responses to Recent BSE Events” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 38, Number 2 July 2007.
  • 2006 Suzanne Thornsbury, Kathy Davis and Ronald W. Ward, “Fresh Grapefruit Supply-Chain Adjustments: Consolidation in Produce Packing?”, Journal of Food Distribution Research Volume 36, Number 3 November 2005.
  • 2005 Ronald A. Babula, David A. Bessler, John Reeder and Agapi Somwaru, “Modeling U.S. Soy-Based Markets with Directed Acyclic Graphs and Bernanke Structural VAR Methods: The Impacts of High Soy Meal And Soy Prices” Journal of Food Distribution Research Volume 35, Number 3 November 2004.
  • 2004 Robert P. King, Timothy A. Park, “Modeling Productivity in Supermarket Operations: Incorporating the Impacts of Store Characteristics and Information Technology” Journal of Food Distribution Research Volume 34, Number 2 July 2004.
  • 2003 Cheryl DeVuyst, North Dakota State University, “Non-Credible Information Flows Between Food Manufacturers and Retailers” Journal of Food Distribution Research Volume 33, Number 3, November 2002.
  • 2002 Alvin Schupp and Jeffrey Gillespie, Louisiana State University, “Consumer Attitudes Toward Potential Country-of-Origin Labeling of Fresh and Frozen Beef” Journal of Food Distribution Research Volume 32, Number 3, November 2001.
  • 2001 Kim Jensen and Greg Pompelli, University of Tennessee, “Marketing and Logistics Assistance Needs of Food Processors” Journal of Food Distribution Research Volume 31, Number 3, November 2000.
  • 2000 Arbindra P. Rimal, Stanley M. Fletcher, and Kay H. McWatters, University of Georgia, “Do Handling and Cooking Practices Determine the Selection of Irradiated Beef?” Journal of Food Distribution Research Volume 30, Number 3, November 1999.
  • 1999 Roger A. Hinson, R. Wes Harrison, Louisiana State University and Linda Andrews, AmeriPure Oyster Co., “Impact of Socioeconomic Characteristics on Attitudes Toward Food Irradiation” Journal of Food Distribution Research Volume 29, Number 3, November 1998.
  • 1998 John Park and Edward McLaughlin, Cornell University, “New Developments in Grocery Manufacturing and Distributor Marketing Programs: A Survey of U.S. Wholesalers and Retailers” Journal of Food Distribution Research Volume 29, Number 2, July 1998.
  • 1997 Patrick Byrne, University of Florida and Oral Capps, Texas A&M University, “Does Engel’s Law Extend to Food Away from Home?” Journal of Food Distribution Research Volume 27, Number 2, July 1996.

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