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Vachal Promoted to Advanced Research Fellow

Posted: Apr 13, 2005

Kimberly Vachal recently was named advanced research fellow with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. She has been an associate research fellow for more than 10 years.

Vachal works with local, regional, and national freight groups to identify logistical opportunities and assess policy implications. Her work focuses on promoting a healthy, competitive logistical system that will enhance the position of rural regions' products, and especially agricultural goods, in both domestic and export markets.

She has published more than 30 research papers and journal articles related to agricultural logistics and rural economic development. She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural economics from NDSU and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University.

Vachal also serves as chair of the Agricultural Transportation Committee of the Transportation Research Board, part of the National Research Council.

Published in NDSU's staff newsletter
It's Happening at State
Apr. 13, 2005

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