Candidates for Department Chair

Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

The following candidates have been selected as finalists for the position of the chair of Auburn’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. As a part of their interview process, each will present a seminar sharing their vision, philosophy and approach for leading the department. Dates, times and location for each candidate’s seminar presentations are included below, along with their application cover letters, CVs and teaching philosophies. A link to an evaluation form is also included for each candidate.


Jeffrey Gillespie

DATE/TIME: June 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon
LOCATION: Comer Hall, Room 109
Interview Schedule
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vita
Teaching Philosophy
Research Philosophy

Evaluation Form


Craig Gundersen

DATE/TIME: June 19, 10:30 a.m.-noon
LOCATION: Comer Hall, Room 109
Interview Schedule
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vita
Teaching Philosophy
Research Philosophy

Evaluation Form


Joshua Duke

DATE/TIME: June 28, 10:30 a.m.-noon
LOCATION: Comer Hall, Room 109
Interview Schedule
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vita
Teaching Philosophy

Evaluation Form