Oklahoma State University, Sarkeys Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics
Brian Whitacre is a Sarkeys Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University. Brian’s main area of interest is rural economic development, with a focus on the role that technology can play. Brian has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, with most exploring the relationship between Internet access and rural development. He has developed innovative outreach programs that help small towns benefit from the Internet. Brian has won regional and national awards for his research, teaching, and extension programs.