Professor of Practice
Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 2016
B.S. Southern University and A&M College, 2011
209 Tilton Hall
504-862-8356, fax 504-865-5869
Research interests: Community and regional economics; development economics; applied microeconomics
LaPorchia Collins is a teacher-scholar with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics
from Southern University and A&M College. LaPorchia recently earned a Ph.D.
in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics from The Ohio State
University with an interdisciplinary specialization in College and University
Teaching. For her efforts in teaching at Ohio State, she was awarded the 2015
Bernie Erven Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award; and, she was selected to
participate in the OSTEP Graduate Teaching Fellows Program in which she organized
professional development opportunities for graduate teaching associates within
her department. LaPorchia’s research interests lie at the intersection
of community/regional economics and health, with an emphasis on examining environmental
influences on dietary choice and food security. Her research has been published
in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Outside of teaching and
research, LaPorchia also has experience working in the government sector at
both the state and federal levels.
“Let’s Talk About the Money: Spousal Communication, Expenditures, and Farm Production” (with Joyce J. Chen). American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(5): 1272-1290. October 2014.
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