David G Acker

David G. Acker

  • Associate Dean, Global Engagement
  • Director, Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
  • Raymond and Mary Baker Chair for Global Agriculture
  • Professor, Agricultural Education and Studies
  • Chair, Iowa State University - Uganda Program
  • Board of Directors - American Farm School
Dr. Acker has been involved in international research and education since 1975. He earned a Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 1989, including dissertation research conducted in Tanzania. He has been awarded two Fulbright fellowships, served as a consultant in eight countries, and is a past president of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education. Dr. Acker has lectured in Austria, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Greece, Guinea, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Uganda, and Ukraine.


Contact Info

111 Curtiss
513 Farm House Ln.

About the Office of Global Engagement:

Key Personnel in the Office of Global Engagement:

  • Shelley Taylor, Director, Global Programs
  • Gideon Nadiope, National Director, Iowa State University – Uganda Program