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Joshua Woodard

Joshua Woodard

  • Associate Professor
  • Zaitz Family Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Agricultural Finance and Business

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Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management




Dr. Joshua Woodard is an assistant professor and the Zaitz Family Faculty Fellow of Agricultural Business and Finance at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. His work focuses primarily on risk and policy issues in agricultural finance including risk management, banking, and insurance, with special emphases on empirical applications, spatial data analysis, weather risk, and large scale data analysis. He also specializes in the design, analysis, and evaluation of insurance programs, and has developed several crop insurance products currently sold in the market. He is the founder of, a live open data/open source data integration and automation platform. He teaches financial analytics, agricultural banking, and agricultural finance, and also oversees the Farm Credit Fellows program. He has published in a wide variety of journals in agricultural finance and economics, risk management, and insurance, and is also an authorized expert reviewer underwriter for the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to review plans of insurance for USDA and the Federal Crop Insurance Program. He also serves in a variety of leadership roles within professional associations.

Recent Courses

  • AEM 4070/AEM 6070 - Advanced Financial Analytics
  • AEM 2050 - Agriculture and Agribusiness Finance
  • AEM 4970 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 4041 - Introduction to Credit and Banking
  • AEM 8900 - Master's Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 6990 - M.P.S. Research
  • AEM 4990 - Undergraduate Research

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Illinois, 2008
  • BS Frostburg State University, 2003