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Matthew Interis

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
CAFLS Administration Office, CAFLS Student Services, Agricultural Sciences Department

Office: 101 Barre Hall
Phone: 864-656-3539



Educational Background

Ph.D. Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
The Ohio Sate University 2009

M.A. Economics
The Ohio State University 2006

B.A. Economics & Music
Binghamton University 2001


As the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Dr. Interis is charged with ensuring that the college’s undergraduate students have the #1 Student Experience in the nation, and with overseeing all stages of their academic experience—from recruitment and onboarding, through their time as students, to helping them determine next steps after graduation and maintaining connections thereafter—all the while nurturing their development as healthy, well-rounded, and capable leaders in our communities, state, nation and beyond.

Dr. Interis joined Clemson in 2023 after 14 years at Mississippi State University where he was professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Agricultural Economics. While at Mississippi State University, Dr. Interis won several teaching awards at the department, college, and professional association levels, advised and co-published peer-reviewed articles with several undergraduate researchers, and helped manage the university’s signature first-year and upper-level leadership programs. His research expertise is in the use of discrete choice econometrics for purposes of environmental non-market valuation and consumer choice analysis. In less jargony terms: he enjoys estimating the economic value of environmental changes such as changes in coastal habitat, surface water quality, or natural resource use in food production. Dr. Interis has won several association awards for his research, has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles in top journals in his field, has held several elected association leadership positions, and has served as a peer-reviewer for all the top journals and association meetings in his field, and for several USDA grants programs. His academic life that began in graduate school came after several years of service in AmeriCorps, YouthBuild, and at the Smokey House Center, where in each he worked with traditionally underserved youth to serve the local community in varying capacities; this foundation in service and working with youth continues to shape his motivation as a person and as a professional.

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