Staff

Ebby Luvaga

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Economics
  • Phone 515-294-5765
  • Email luvaga@iastate.edu
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Education
Ph.D. degree in Economic Education, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, June 1996
M.A. degree in International Affairs with a concentration in Economics and Development Studies, Ohio University, June 1990.
B.S. degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1988
B.A. degree in Music General Curriculum, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1988

Awards/Special Recognition

  • Cardinal Key Honor Society— member and adviser
  • Wilbur L. Layton Award for Faculty who strongly supports student success
  • College of Ag and Life Sciences Learning Community Coordinator
  • ISU McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year
  • ISU Foundation Academic Adviser Impact
  • College of Agriculture Academic Adviser of the year
  • Phi Beta Delta—Honor Society for International Scholars.
  • Pi Gamma Mu–International Honor Society in Social Sciences.
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon–Honor Society in Economics.

Teaching Responsibilities

ECON 385. Economic Development
ECON 496. International Travel Courses to Spain, Australia, Argentina and Panama
ECON 297. Internship in Agribusiness
ECON 110. Orientation course for new students

Global Engagement
Luvaga has been actively engaged in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences study abroad program for the past 15 years; leading student groups to Spain, Australia, Panama, Argentina and the U .S. Virgin Islands. Served as a faculty leader for a team of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) students to Belize to work on efficient wood burning stoves and Solar Fruit dryer. Presently, she is part of an interdisciplinary team working on a USAID funded project on Farmer Decision Strategies for Improved Soil Fertility Management in Maize-Bean Production Systems in Uganda and Mozambique. In addition, Luvaga serves as a faculty expert for the World Food Prize; Global Youth Institute. She is also currently building a library in a small village in Western Kenya and advises youth in that community on the importance of documenting costs and expenditures associated with their agricultural enterprises.