Community and Economic Development,Extension Director/Administrator
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development, Executive
Michael D. Wilcox, Jr. is a Community and Regional Economics Specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. Michael also serves as the Assistant Program Leader for Community Development with Purdue Extension, joining the Extension staff in 2012. His Extension responsibilities include staff development and program planning, development, evaluation and reporting. He is also a Senior Associate at the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), leading and supporting Center projects related to regional development.
Michael’s Extension and research work integrates the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability into addressing community and regional economic issues, with a focus on entrepreneurship, placemaking, and community capacity building. Michael has been involved in research and Extension projects centered on the marketing of tropical tree crops in western Africa and Latin America and conservation agriculture in southern Africa.