James G. Pritchett, PhD.


Agricultural Sciences


Agricultural Experiment Station

Fields of Expertise

Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Agriculture, Business, Policy

Areas of Interest

Water and agricultural policy, Water in rural regional economies, Agricultural water research and engagement


James Pritchett serves as the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences. His work includes facilitating and implementing the shared strategic vision of the College of Agricultural Sciences that includes a team of more than 225 full-time employees and $40 million in annual expenditures. On a day-to-day basis, Pritchett leads the college’s student success and diversity teams, campus operations and administration. Pritchett is an agricultural economist who enjoys working in a wide range of teaching, research and engagement opportunities including agribusiness management, water resource economics, community development and interdisciplinary land management strategies. Originally from southeastern Colorado, he is a two-time alumnus of CSU, and he received his Ph.D. in agriculture and applied economics from the University of Minnesota.