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Donald W. Ator

Instructor, Undergraduate Advisor

ADDRESS:
125 Martin D. Woodin Hall

EMAIL ADDRESS:
dator@lsu.edu; Dator@agcenter.lsu.edu

OFFICE PHONE:
225-578-2375

COLLEGE:
College of Agriculture

DEPARTMENT:
Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Benefit Cost Analysis
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance Documentation

 

Curriculum Vitae

Vitae

 

 

Education

M.B.A. Finance and Accounting, Louisiana State University, 1984

M.S. Economics and Agriculture Economics, Louisiana State University,  1978

B.S. Agribusiness, Tarleton State University, 1976

 

Current Research

My research is focused on Financial Resiliency Planning for local governments. This work involves managing a team of research assistants to collect Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports of municipal and county and parish governments and coding data from their Statements of Net Assets, Changes in Capital Assets, Statements of Net Activities, and Combined Balance Sheets into excel documents stored on a SharePoint site for analysis and research.

 

Experience

Research Associate | Instructor | Undergraduate Advisor – Louisiana State University, Department of Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness, 03/2014 – Present.

Project Manager - Senior Economist/Water Resources Planner, 11/2009 – 01/2014, Atkins North America (formerly PBS&J, Inc.) – Baton Rouge, LA

Project Manager and Principal Scientist - Economist, 08/2006 - 10/2009, ARCADIS US – Baton Rouge, LA

Program Manager and Senior Economist, Economics and Planning Program, 05/1988 - 07/2006, Gulf Engineers & Consultants, Inc. (GEC) – Baton Rouge, LA

Associate Director and Senior Economist, Resources, Planning & Management Division, 12/1979 - 04/1988, Gulf South Research Institute (GSRI) – Baton Rouge, LA

Economist, 01/1979 - 11/1979, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, Planning Division, Economics Branch – Vicksburg, MS

 

Teaching

Course Number Course Name
AGEC 3203 Agricultural Commodity Marketing and Risk Management
AGEC 4443 Farm and Rural Land Appraisal
AGEG 4700 Problems in Agricultural Economics

 

Awards

Gulf South Research Institute (GSRI) Outstanding Research Management Award, 1984

 

Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)