Dr. Gerald A. Doeksen has been Regents professor for 20 years. He received his original Regents appointment in 1986. Dr. Doeksen earned his MS and Ph.D. degrees from OSU. He has been a pioneer in rural development research and extension work. Recently his emphasis has been addressing rural health issues and measuring the impact of the health sector on a local economy. He has published profusely, made numerous international and national presentations, and received many grants.