Alexander Frederick McCalla

Alexander McCalla

Title: Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics educator
University of California Davis

Alexander Frederick McCalla, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics educator at University of California, Davis, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of agricultural science.

Supported by decades of practiced educational experience, Dr. McCalla currently holds the title of Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, where he started as an assistant professor in 1966 and was promoted to associate professor in 1969 and full professor in 1972. While still an associate professor, he was appointed Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Associate Director of the California Agricultural Experiment Station. Dr. McCalla would remain in those posts until 1975 and in 1979 would take on the role of acting dean of the Graduate School of Administration. From 1988 to 1999, he found success as the chair of the technology advisory committee for the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research in Rome and the director of agriculture and natural resources and the director of rural development for the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

An expert in his field, Dr. McCalla earned a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) with high distinction in 1961, a Master of Arts from the University of Alberta in 1963, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1966. He later was awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees by McGill University, Georgian State Agrarian University and the University of Alberta. Throughout his career, Dr. McCalla has been chosen to serve in governance roles including serving as the chairman of the board of trustees of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico, on the board of directors of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, and on the external advisory committee of the Life and Environmental Sciences department at the University of Alberta.

In order to keep abreast of changes in his professional field, he has been a lifetime member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the Western Agricultural Economics Association, and the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, among other organizations. Working with professional colleagues, Dr. McCalla has co-authored the books, “Imperfect Markets in Agricultural Trade,” “Agricultural Policies and World Markets,” and “Grain Export Cartels.” Notably, he is the recipient of a Quality of Research Discovery Award and a Quality of Communication Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association. Furthermore, for his outstanding work in the field, he was selected for inclusion in the 47th and 48th editions of Who’s Who in America.

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