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About Dr. Cheryl J. Wachenheim

Cheryl Wachenheim

Office: Barry Hall 520

Phone: 701.231.7452

Fax: 701.231.7400

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Cheryl Wachenheim is a Professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. She holds an undergraduate degree in animal sciences from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s and doctorate in Agricultural Economics and an MBA from Michigan State University. She began her academic career at Illinois State University in Central Illinois and has been on the faculty at NDSU since 1998.  She regularly teaches classes in economics, agricultural sales, agricultural finance, agricultural marketing, and strategic marketing and management.  Research interests focus on eliciting perceptions and valuations from consumers, firms, students and other stakeholders and decision makers.  Analysis then allows for identification of high-value marketing and management strategies.  Cheryl has been a member of the MN Army National Guard since 1998. She is currently the Commander of the 204th Area Medical Support Company in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.



  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics. Farm Management. August 1994
  • M.B.A. Materials and Logistics Management. December 1992
  • M.S. in Agricultural Economics. June 1991


  • B.S. in Animal Science; minor in Agricultural and Applied Economics. July 1988

Academic Experience

AUGUST, 2015 TO JULY, 2016
Visiting Distinguished Chair Fulbright Lecturer, School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Mingde Main Building, No. 59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872.

Professor (as of July, 2010), Associate Professor (as of July, 2003) and previously Assistant Professor, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Appointment: 60 percent research; 40 percent teaching.

Latest Publications

Cheryl Wachenheim and Eric Ahlness. 2017. Experiential Learning for a Combat Deployment. NACTA Journal (in press).

 Zheng, Shi, Zhigang Wang, and Cheryl Wachenheim. 2017. Risk Perceptions and Risk Attitudes among Chinese Consumers: the Toxic Capsule Crisis. Journal of Risk Research (in press).

Wachenheim, C.J. 2016. Slaughterhouse in Southeastern Afghanistan: A Public–Private Partnership. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 19(3), pp. 251-261.

Wachenheim, C.J., R Hearne, Scott C. Hovde, W. Nganje. 2015. Identifying Market Preferences for High Selenium Beef. Journal of Food Distribution Research 46(3), pp. 1-18.

Wachenheim, C. and W. Lesch. 2014. Understanding Landowner Decision Drivers Regarding Conservation through Research. Western Economics Forum 13(2), pp. 21-28.

Lim, S., C. Wachenheim, D. Roberts, L. Burbidge, and J. Jackson. 2014. Gender Differences in Economics. NACTA Journal 58(4), pp. 335-340.

Senturklu, S., D. Landblom, C. Wachenheim, and T. Petry. 2014. Using Phosphorylated Mannan Oligosaccharide and Fibrolytic Enzyme as Natural Feed Additive Substitutes for Growth-Enhancing Technologies in Sustainable Beef Production. Kafkas Univ Vet Fak Derg (Journal of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kafkas University) 20(3). DOI: 10.9775/kvfd.2013.10282.

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