Dr. Park is an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University and holder of the Roy B. Davis Professorship in Agricultural Cooperation. He received his B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in Food Industry Management. He continued his study of agricultural marketing with an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.
In 1996, Dr. Park began his career in food product marketing and strategic business management at Cornell University where he conducted research for the Food Industry Management Program, renown for its research and executive training in food retailing. In 2000 Dr. Park returned to Texas as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University teaching agribusiness marketing and management. In 2003 he was invited to stay on in the department as an associate professor and extension specialist. Today he puts his skills to use for Texas cooperatives.
Dr. Park is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Research and Communication and the Patrick J. Byrne Award for Emerging Leadership, both presented by the Food Distribution Research Society. In addition, Dr. Park has served the Society in various leadership capacities, and is currently Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Park provides statewide leadership and coordination for Extension educational programs and research for agricultural cooperatives in Texas. He works closely with the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council and is a member of the board of directors for that organization.
Dr. Park teaches courses in agricultural marketing, management, and cooperation.