Person

Karen Lewis DeLong

Associate Professor | Agricultural and Resource Economics
Research Focus

Livestock Economics, Consumer Preferences, Experimental Economics, Production Economics, International Trade and Policy

Teaching Focus

In the Spring, I teach AREC 332: Food Policy and AREC 352: Futures and Options Markets. In the Fall, I co-teach AREC 395: James L. Herbert Executive Seminar Series.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AREC 110 - Opportunities in Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
1 credit hour(s)

Overview of the curricular requirements for departmental majors, current issues in associated fields of study, and career opportunities.

Registration Restriction(s): Instructor permission required to enroll if student has greater than 60 credit hours.

AREC 332 - Food Policy
2 credit hour(s)

Economic rationale for and effects of policies and programs relating to food production and consumption, including hunger and nutrition, safety, labeling, advertising, organic production, and local food systems.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : AREC 201 or ECON 201 or ECON 211.

AREC 352 - Futures and Options Markets
3 credit hour(s)

Examination of futures and options markets. Emphasis is placed on using futures and options in a risk management and pricing context pertaining to trading, marketing, hedging, and procurement of agricultural commodities and natural resources in relation to the agribusiness/agricultural sectors. Satisfies Volunteer Core Requirement: (EI)
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : AREC 201 or ECON 201 or ECON 211.

AREC 395 - Executive Seminar Series
1 credit hour(s)

Exposure to real-world applications of business and economic principles, agricultural policy implications, and business and institutional leadership through face-to-face interaction with leaders in the food and agricultural Industry. Engagement of students in discussion of a range of cutting-edge topics such as the challenges of feeding the world and the impact of technology on the future of the industry.

Repeatability: Not Repeatable. Registration Restriction: Minimum student level – junior.

AREC 593 - Special Topics in Agricultural Economics
1 - 3 credit hours

Topics to be assigned.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.

Other Instructors: Jensen, Kim | Clark, Christopher David | Yu, Edward | Smith, Aaron | Hughes, David | Trejo-Pech, Carlos Jose Omar | Muhammad, Andrew | Larson, James Arlan | Hellwinckel, Chad M | English, Burton C | Chen, Ricky Xuqi | Yenerall, Jacqueline Nicole | Martinez, Charles | Velandia, Margarita M | Cho, Seong-Hoon | Walton, Jonathan | Boyer, Chris | Upendram, Sreedhar

Karen Lewis DeLong image
302 Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4518
Education and Training
  • PhD, Business Administration (Agribusiness), Arizona State University, 2014
  • MS, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2010
  • BS, Mathematics and Economics, Western Michigan University, 2008

Karen Lewis DeLong

Associate Professor | Agricultural and Resource Economics
Karen Lewis DeLong image
302 Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4518
Education and Training
  • PhD, Business Administration (Agribusiness), Arizona State University, 2014
  • MS, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2010
  • BS, Mathematics and Economics, Western Michigan University, 2008
Research Focus

Livestock Economics, Consumer Preferences, Experimental Economics, Production Economics, International Trade and Policy

Teaching Focus

In the Spring, I teach AREC 332: Food Policy and AREC 352: Futures and Options Markets. In the Fall, I co-teach AREC 395: James L. Herbert Executive Seminar Series.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AREC 110 - Opportunities in Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
1 credit hour(s)

Overview of the curricular requirements for departmental majors, current issues in associated fields of study, and career opportunities.

Registration Restriction(s): Instructor permission required to enroll if student has greater than 60 credit hours.

AREC 332 - Food Policy
2 credit hour(s)

Economic rationale for and effects of policies and programs relating to food production and consumption, including hunger and nutrition, safety, labeling, advertising, organic production, and local food systems.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : AREC 201 or ECON 201 or ECON 211.

AREC 352 - Futures and Options Markets
3 credit hour(s)

Examination of futures and options markets. Emphasis is placed on using futures and options in a risk management and pricing context pertaining to trading, marketing, hedging, and procurement of agricultural commodities and natural resources in relation to the agribusiness/agricultural sectors. Satisfies Volunteer Core Requirement: (EI)
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : AREC 201 or ECON 201 or ECON 211.

AREC 395 - Executive Seminar Series
1 credit hour(s)

Exposure to real-world applications of business and economic principles, agricultural policy implications, and business and institutional leadership through face-to-face interaction with leaders in the food and agricultural Industry. Engagement of students in discussion of a range of cutting-edge topics such as the challenges of feeding the world and the impact of technology on the future of the industry.

Repeatability: Not Repeatable. Registration Restriction: Minimum student level – junior.

AREC 593 - Special Topics in Agricultural Economics
1 - 3 credit hours

Topics to be assigned.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.

Other Instructors: Jensen, Kim | Clark, Christopher David | Yu, Edward | Smith, Aaron | Hughes, David | Trejo-Pech, Carlos Jose Omar | Muhammad, Andrew | Larson, James Arlan | Hellwinckel, Chad M | English, Burton C | Chen, Ricky Xuqi | Yenerall, Jacqueline Nicole | Martinez, Charles | Velandia, Margarita M | Cho, Seong-Hoon | Walton, Jonathan | Boyer, Chris | Upendram, Sreedhar