Ranjitsinh Mane was appointed assistant professor of agricultural and consumer economics for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Agriculture.

He will teach graduate and undergraduate courses on topics including principles of agricultural economics, agricultural finance, consumer economics and agricultural cooperatives.

In addition to teaching students quantitative skills in statistics, econometrics and micro and macroeconomics, he will also be responsible for developing and maintaining an active research program, which will include securing grants and contributing to publications related to agricultural and consumer economics.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Mane to our department,” Chairman Obadiah Njue of the Department of Agriculture said. “His training and experience will add to the high quality teaching, research and Extension services our department provides to UAPB’s clientele.”

Mane has a doctorate degree in public policy with a specialization in agricultural and food policy and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the College of Agriculture in Pune, India.

Previously, Mane was a research program associate at the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center at Stuttgart. From 2004 to 2011, he worked as a senior research assistant for the University of Arkansas Department of Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness.

He has authored and co-authored a number of journal articles and working papers, as well as a book chapter. He has served as a panelist and presented research at agricultural and research conferences nationally and internationally.