Since 1987, Jan Dauve has taught agricultural economics at Mizzou. Each year, his students and colleagues praise the way he connects with students and makes a notoriously difficult subject easy to understand.
Dauve achieves his teaching objectives by employing a number of techniques, such as creating crossword puzzles to teach basic economic vocabulary and using examples of current world issues to stress the relevance of the material and broaden student perspectives. He teaches the two classes with the highest enrollment in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Duave’s students say they understand the material because his passion for economics that is reflected in his teaching skills.
Dauve received his doctoral degree from Colorado State University and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from MU. He has created several courses in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and also serves as an advisor each semester to more than 100 students. Prior to joining the MU faculty, Dauve served as an assistant professor at Northwest Missouri State University.