Laura Gow-Hogge, Ph.D.

Laura Gow-Hogge

Chair of the Business Administration Department; College Teaching, Learning & Assessment Liaison

Phone: 541.962.3721
Office: ZH-214

  • PhD in Economics with emphasis in Agribusiness: Kansas State University
  • MS in Agricultural Economics and Economics: New Mexico State University
  • BS in Agribusiness: New Mexico State University

Serving as our COB chair for our Accounting, Business and Economic degree programs, Dr. Gow-Hogge is also responsible for the development and delivery of our specialized Agribusiness and Food Systems concentration.   Prior to joining the EOU faculty, she was a faculty member with the OSU Agricultural Program at EOU for 12 years and taught courses in marketing, management, finance, international trade, policy, and regulations as it relates to small business and agribusinesses.

The first focus area is commodity and niche marketing and farm business management.  She has worked on projects with the “Got Milk” and “Pork the Other White Meat” campaigns and developed the  first certified natural beef program in the US.  Her PhD dissertation focused on the impacts of regulations on corporate hog farming.   She has also looked at rural health care issues and the impacts of tax rates.

Recent research projects have included feasibility analysis and marketing and business plans for various tribes in Oregon as well as conducting an educational needs assessment for the Eastern Oregon Higher Education Center in Hermiston.  Current research interests include student preferences, experiences, and access to technology.

Courses Regularly Taught:

  • BA 411 Business Ethics and Society
  • BA 462 Leadership and the Leadership Process
  • BA 509 Managerial Economics
  • BA 521 Business and the Environment
  • BA 523 Alternative Business Strategies 
  • BA 525 Strategic Agribusiness Management 
  • BA 699 MBA Capstone