Josef Broder serves as associate dean for academic affairs and professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Georgia. As associate dean, he provides administrative and budgetary leadership to academic affairs and student affairs programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
He served two previous terms as interim dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 2005 and again in 2015-16. He is a Distinguished University Professor, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, and D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics. He received the National Award of Excellence for College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences, Higher Education Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1993. Broder is best known for his extensive publications on interactive teaching, undergraduate affairs, and the economics of education.
Broder is a founding and charter member of the UGA Teaching Academy and serves as executive committee chair. In addition, he serves as a director and audit committee chair of the UGA Research Foundation (since 2006). He also served as trustee and treasurer of the UGA Real Estate Foundation (2007- 2015). He served as chair of the Agricultural Interactive Distance Education Alliance Board of Directors and the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance Cabinet.
Broder received his bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from UGA and his master's degree and a doctorate in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. Broder’s family emigrated from Switzerland to operate a dairy farm in Stockbridge, Ga. He is one of eight children, seven of whom graduated from the UGA and six from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University, 1977
M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University, 1973
B.S.A. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia, 1971