John W. Longworth, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: The University of Queensland
Location: Toowong, Queensland, Australia

John W. Longworth, PhD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Queensland, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in agricultural economics.

A highly regarded agricultural economist, Dr. Longworth has accrued more than 35 years of teaching in his field worldwide. Commencing his tenure with the University of Queensland in 1972, he was an associate professor for 14 years until 1986. Promoted to professor of agricultural economics in 1987, he excelled in his role until attaining emeritus status in 2002. In the earlier years of his career, Dr. Longworth was a lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Sydney from 1965 to 1969 and from 1970 to 1971, respectively. He had also served the University of Chicago as a teaching fellow for one year in 1970 and was a visiting professor at Kyoto University in Japan from 1975 to 1978, as well as in 1981. Between his academic teaching and research programs in the disciplines of business, economics, and law, Dr. Longworth also lent expertise in management of budget, human relations, and staff recruitment.

Finding great success throughout the course of his illustrious career, Dr. Longworth was named a distinguished fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in 2001. Likewise, he was appointed a fellow of the Academy of Social Science in Australia in 1991 and of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Technology in 1982. In light of his numerous accomplishments, Dr. Longworth is also a renowned writer and researcher, having published “Sustainable Development in Western China: Managing People, Livestock and Grasslands in Pastoral Areas,” in 2008. In 1973, Australia was a large exporter of beef to Japan. Eventually, Japan ended the trade and it ruined the industry in Australia. Dr. Longworth became curious as to why this happened, so he began to conduct research. His discoveries led him to the beginning of his publishing career in studying the customs and practices in Asia.

A life member of the International Association of Agricultural Economics since 2000, Dr. Longworth attributes his vast success to his impeccable knowledge of agricultural economics. He dedicated many years to research on his topics of study and believes it was important for him to be well educated on his subjects in order to be taken seriously in his industry. Likewise to his academic responsibilities, he worked in management and administration for Campus Kindi from 1973 to 1992. In five years’ time, Dr. Longworth would like to continue contributing to making adjustments regarding the beef trade industry, as well as keep up his hobbies of gardening, fitness, and family time. Dr. Longworth received an Associate of Science in agriculture from the University of West Sydney in 1960 and went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science in agricultural science from the University of Sydney in 1964. Continuing his education, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in philosophy and agricultural economics from the University of Sydney in 1969.

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