About TIAA

TIAA is a national financial services organization with $954 billion in assets under management (as of 07/30/17) and is the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields.

About the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

The College of ACES offers tremendous opportunities for students and faculty to achieve success. More than 2,500 undergraduate students and nearly 750 graduate students have the opportunity to network, learn about careers, and contribute to the life of the College. ACES research encompasses initiatives in bioenergy, biotechnology, integrated landscapes, environmental sustainability, food and agricultural systems, global climate change, family resiliency, public policy and more.

Advisory Board

Senior Executives from TIAA and faculty from the University of Illinois comprise the Advisory Board.


Bruce J. Sherrick, Ph.D.
Director, TIAA Center for Farmland Research, and Marjorie and Jerry Fruin Professor of Farmland Economics, University of Illinois (ace bio)


Scott H. Irwin, Ph.D.
L.J. Norton Chair in Ag Marketing and farmdoc Team Leader (personal site)

Paul N. Ellinger, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning
Former Head of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
(provost page)

Gary D. Schnitkey, Ph.D.
Professor (ace bio)

Nicholas D. Paulson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs (ace bio)