Bruce McCarl, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, Bryan-College Station, has been named winner of the 2022 Southeastern Conference, SEC, Faculty Achievement Award for Texas A&M.
The 2022 SEC Faculty Achievement Awards recognize faculty from SEC member universities with outstanding records in research and scholarship. There is one winner per campus and one overall winner for the conference. The top recipient, the SEC Professor of the Year, will be honored at the annual SEC Awards Dinner in Destin, Florida.
To be eligible for the SEC achievement award, a faculty member must have obtained the rank of full professor, have a record of extraordinary teaching, especially undergraduate-level teaching, and have a record of research that has been recognized nationally and/or internationally. University winners receive an honorarium from the SEC and become their campus nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award to be announced later this month.
“Dr. McCarl deserves this prestigious award,” said Rodolfo Nayga, Ph.D., head of the Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics. “It is a testament to his pre-eminent stature as one of the most distinguished and accomplished scholars in our field and at Texas A&M. Equally important are the impact of his research on the environment and society in general, as well as on the numerous students he has mentored, many of whom have gone on to make important professional contributions in their own right.”
About Bruce McCarl
McCarl is a Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Fellow, Regents Professor and Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics. His recent research efforts have largely involved policy analysis, primarily focusing on climate change, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation and water economics. He also teaches applied mathematical programming and applied risk analysis.
McCarl earned his bachelor’s degree in business statistics at the University of Colorado and a doctorate in management science from Pennsylvania State University.
He is an internationally recognized agricultural economist who has made significant contributions related to agriculture, climate change and environmental economics. McCarl was also part of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
McCarl has been involved in more than $90 million in research projects. His models have been adopted by U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has published numerous highly cited papers, including ones in Science, Nature and Nature Climate Change. He has authored more than 300 journal articles, nine books and 69 book chapters.
“Dr. McCarl is an internationally recognized applied economist and scholar who has made fundamental contributions in agricultural, climate change, and environmental economics, along with optimization modeling,” said Timothy P. Scott, Ph.D., interim provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M University. “He has bettered society and the state of the science on the economics of climate change, and through his many sustained contributions to research, policy, teaching, and mentoring, he is undoubtedly deserving of the SEC Faculty Achievement Award.”