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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Faculty

Vicki McCracken



  • 1984 PhD, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
  • 1981 MS, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
  • 1978 BA, Economics and Home Economics, Indiana University


  • 2017 – Chair, Apparel Merchandising Design and Textiles, WSU
  • 2011-2017 – Associate Director, School of Economic Sciences, WSU
  • 2007-present – Professor, School of Economic Sciences, WSU
  • 2007 – Interim Associate Director, Agricultural Research Center, WSU
  • 2004-2007 – Associate Vice President, Associate Vice Provost, Enrollment Services, WSU
  • 2000-2004 – Associate Dean, Director, Academic Programs, CAHNRS, WSU
  • 1998-2000 – Interim Associate Dean, Director, Academic Programs, CAHNRS, WSU
  • 1994-1998 – Associate Director, Agricultural Research Center, CAHNRS, WSU
  • 1984-present – Professor, Agricultural Economist 1999; Associate Professor, Associate Agricultural Economist 1990; Assistant Professor, Assistant Agricultural Economist 1984,CAHNRS
  • 1978-83 – Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • 1977-78 – Teaching & Research Assistant (Undergraduate) , Department of Foods & Nutrition, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association
  • American Statistics Association
  • American Council on Consumer Interests
  • Food Distribution Research Society
  • Transportation Research Forum
  • American Association for Higher Education (previous)


  • Purdue Woman Scholar of Distinction, March 2017
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association Fellow, July 2017
  • WSU Sahlin Leadership Award, March 2015.
  • Distinguished Agriculture Alum, Purdue University, April 2015.
  • Team Interdisciplinary Award, Washington State Biofuels Cropping Systems, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, 2014.
  • US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Superior Service Award, Study of Rural Transportation Issues Team, 2011.
  • Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education: Chair 2003-04; Board Member 2001-02
  • Administrative Advisor, Regional Research and then Coordinating Committee on Rural Survey Methodology (various names over the years), various years through 2007.
  • National Research Initiative: Markets and Trade Panel Manager 2002-04; Panel Member 2000-02; ad-hoc reviewer miscellaneous years.
  • Academic Programs Distance Education Committee: Chair 2003-04.
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation Collaborative Efforts — Partnership 2020: Project Director 1999-04; Leadership for Institutional Change: Project Co-Convenor 1999-02.
  • Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), Academic Committee on Organization and Policy (ACOP) Leadership Development Program: Subcommittee Chair 1997-00.
  • Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station, Extension, and Academic Program Directors, Research Coordination and Implementation Committee: Committee Chair (twice); Member 2000-04.
  • Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, CAHNRS 1991.
  • R.M. Wade Outstanding Teacher Award, 1991.
  • Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi membership, since late 1970s.
  • Best Master’s Thesis Award, American Council on Consumer Interest.
  • Best Ph.D. Thesis Honorable Mention, American Council on Consumer Interest.



E-mail address:

SES Office Location:
Hulbert Hall 301A
Office Phone:
(509) 335-4728
Office Hours:
Tue., 9:00-10:00 am
or by appointment
(schedule appt by email).

AMDT Office Location:
Johnson Hall Annex C30A
Office Phone:
(509) 335-8399