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Donna Faltin

Director, Online Master of Ag and Applied Economics program | Professor of Practice
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250 Drillfield Dr.
317 Hutcheson Hall


Ph.D., Economics, University of Rochester
M.S., Economics, University of Rochester
B.S., Economics, University of Oklahoma


Donna Faltin leads AAEC’s initiative to expand the reach of the M.S. program globally through the development and deployment of online offerings. She serves as Director of the collaborative Virginia Tech AAEC – Farm Credit Administration professional development program.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Dr. Faltin co-founded and led The Faltin Group, which for over 15 years provided research and training services in the areas of finance, marketing, econometrics, risk management, and Six Sigma for Marketing/Innovation.  Previously, she served for 7 years as GE’s Senior Economist, in which role she advised and supported senior GE leadership in designing innovative applications to finance, marketing, risk management, and financial performance monitoring.  Dr. Faltin has worked extensively with business leaders to initiate and lead strategic applications across a broad spectrum of domestic and international financial, service and manufacturing businesses.  Prior to GE, she taught and conducted research as a faculty member in the business school at the University of Florida.