ARER Fellows


Gerard D'Souza

West Virginia University

Dr. D’Souza is Director and Professor of the Agricultural and Resource Economics program at West Virginia University, where he has been for the last 30 years.  He completed his Ph.D. at Mississippi State University.  He teaches and advises students in agribusiness management.  His research emphasizes sustainable development with an emphasis on the role of niche agricultural products within the context of natural, financial, and human capital development at various levels, from local to international. 

Gerard D'Souza – West Virginia Univrsity

In addition to also being a Faculty Research Associate at the Regional Research Institute, Dr. D’Souza was a Fulbright Scholar in Paraguay, a visiting scholar at IICA in Costa Rica and at the Wallace Institute, Greenbelt, MD, and had sabbatical research-related appointments at universities in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. 

He recently co-developed a new energy-related undergraduate major, E*Quad (Energy, Environmental, Economics and Entrepreneurship), and has been the recipient of outstanding teaching and research awards at his institution and in professional societies. 

Dr. D’Souza has been the PI or co-PI on grants totaling over $5 million from agencies including USDA (NRI, ARS and SARE); National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; USAID; and the Benedum Foundation.  He is the author or co-author on several books and book chapters, book reviews, journal articles, conference and working papers, and on-line decision-support tools. 

He is actively involved in NAREA, including several publications, presentations, committee leadership or membership, and on its Board of Directors. He also has been an active member of Gamma Sigma Delta and Sigma Xi.  

ARER Articles

Aug-2011 Determining Consumer Perceptions of and Willingness to Pay for Appalachian Grass-Fed Beef: An Experimental Economics Approach

Evans, Jason R.; D'Souza, Gerard E.; Collins, Alan R.; Brown, Cheryl; Sperow, Mark
Apr-2001 Trading Poultry Litter at the Watershed Level: A Goal Focusing Application Jones, Kezelee Q.; D'Souza, Gerard E.

Oct-1997 To Contract or Not to Contract? A Decision Theory and Portfolio Analysis of Cattle Contract Grazing

Teegerstrom, Trent; D'Souza, Gerard E.; Osborne, Phillip; Jones, Kezelee Q.
Oct-1993 Factors Affecting the Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Practices

D'Souza, Gerard E.; Cyphers, Douglas; Phipps, Tim T.
Oct-1990 Modeling State Agriculture: An Application and Some Implications

Onafowora, Olugbenga; D'Souza, Gerard E.; Colyer, Dale
Apr-1988 The Investment Potential of Warm-Season Grasses for Hill-Land Beef Producers.

D'Souza, Gerard E.; Romero, Rafael F.; Smith, Dennis K.