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Montague Demment, Ph.D.

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Montague Demment, Ph.D.
Vice President, International Programs


  • June 11, 2016
  • Montague (Tag) Demment was honored with the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development's 2016 Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes a demonstrated public service that has advanced AIARD’s purposes, innovative contributions to AIARD programs, and extended service in the international arena and in AIARD.

  • October 31, 2017
  • Tag Demment, APLU's Vice President for International Programs, will moderate a session examining university partnerships on November 3 at the United States Agency for International Development Alumni Association's Annual Meeting.
  • May 3, 2019
  • Tag Demment, APLU’s Vice President for International Programs, was given Texas Tech’s 2019 Global Citizen Award for his extraordinary commitment to internationalization in higher education. He also served as the award ceremony’s keynote speaker. In his remarks, he highlighted the challenge of inequality, in the U.S. and globally, as a source of great instability — emphasizing that U.S. public universities, with proper attention to global challenges in education and research, can be one of great engines to achieve greater equality.

Montague W. Demment (Tag) is Vice President for International Programs at APLU, former Director of the Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program, a program funded by USAID that was focused on research and capacity development, and Professor Emeritus of ecology at the University of California, Davis.  In his position at APLU he leads APLU’s international programs, has been involved in advocacy for higher education support to developing countries, been instrumental in the creation of APLU’s Africa-US Higher Education Initiative and organized the process by which the research community provided input to the USAID’s Feed The Future research strategy. Demment has conducted research on nutritional ecology of herbivores and nutrition of children in developing countries.  He is past president of AIARD (Association for Agriculture and Rural Development) and chaired then NASULGC’s International Agriculture Coordinating Committee that advocates for international issues in agriculture. Demment served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia. Demment earned his B.A. from Harvard and his MS and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Zoology and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in animal nutrition at Cornell.