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.

Published: Apr 26, 2022 8:45am