Mike Woolverton received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. After serving on the faculties of The Ohio State University and Arizona State University, he became the Continental Grain Professor of Agribusiness at the American Graduate School of International Management, where he now has emeritus status. Woolverton is currently Professor and Extension specialist at Kansas State University with responsibilities that include grain marketing and international trade policy.
Professor Woolverton has written five textbooks, the most recent of which is Agribusiness Marketing: The Management Perspective, and was the founder and long-time Managing Editor of Agribusiness: An International Journal. He was a member of the founding board of directors of the International Agribusiness Management Association, now called the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. Woolverton was named an Association Fellow in 2003.
Woolverton’s research interests comprise structure and performance of the grain and oilseed marketing system, overseas market development and commodity promotion, risk management in marketing and purchasing grain and oilseed commodities, agribusiness marketing management, and strategic leadership. He has had extensive international experience including long-term assignments in Europe and Asia and short-term executive education programs in Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and North Africa.