Dr. Keri Jacobs is an assistant professor and cooperatives extension economist in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University and holds the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Economics Endowed Professorship. Keri received a B.A. in economics and business administration from Coe College in 1996 and her Ph.D. in economics in 2010 from North Carolina State University. She joined the department 2010 and, since August 2012, has held a teaching, research, and extension position related to cooperatives. Keri teaches an undergraduate course that focuses on the economics of cooperatives, governance, and finance. Keri’s research efforts are in the areas of financial and equity conditions of agricultural cooperatives, consolidation of cooperatives, farm level production decisions, bioenergy, and conservation policies. In her extension role, Dr. Jacobs provides training and education to cooperative boards and management and develops content based on her research.