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Thomas Spreen

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Florida
Location: Alexandria, Indiana, United States

Thomas Spreen, professor emeritus at the University of Florida, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in agriculture and economics.

Having accumulated nearly five decades of experience, Dr. Spreen is a proven leader in the field of education. Specializing in agriculture and economics, he has held the honorary title of professor emeritus of the food and resource economics department at the University of Florida since 2012, having previously served as a professor at the institution since 1977. During his time with the university, he also held the role of chair of his department from 2002 to 2008, having held the position of assistant chair between 1996 and 1999. As part of his dedication to his profession, Dr. Spreen also remains affiliated with the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, which previously recognized him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

Dr. Spreen originally began his career in 1974, working as a research assistant in the department of agricultural economics at Purdue University from 1974 to 1997. As a student at the university, he achieved a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and statistics in 1973, a Master of Science in applied statistics in 1974, and a PhD in agricultural economics in 1977. Though he is retired from professional work, Dr. Spreen continues to remain active in his community as a civic-minded citizen, participating as a Eucharistic minister, lector, and member of the stewardship committee of the Queen of Peace Catholic Community. Well regarded for his accomplishments in the field, he was honored with a certificate of appreciation from the United States Department of Agriculture in 1999. Attributing much of his success to his confidence, intellect, and dedicated work ethic, Dr. Spreen hopes to write a book pertaining to a unique mathematical technique in the near future.

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