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Agriculture and food researchers working in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Penn State.
  • Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics


814-865-2562

Areas of Expertise:
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis
  • Water Resources Management
  • Institutional Economics
  • Public Issues Education
  • Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics and Demography
  • Agribusiness Management Program Coordinator


814-863-8630

  • Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics
  • Co-Director, Center for Economic and Community Development
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Australian Center for Agriculture and Law, University of New England


814-863-8640

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agricultural Economics and Policy
  • Development Economics
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Community and Regional Economics
  • Community and Rural Development
  • Comparative Rural Policy
  • Institutional and Behavioral Economics
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Public Scholarship and Civic Engagement in Higher Education
  • Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics


814-863-8648

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agriculture and food systems
  • Environmental policy
  • International trade
  • Climate change and agriculture
  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology


814-865-7321

Areas of Expertise:
  • Energy and Society, specifically Community Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development
  • Community Development and Public Engagement
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Governance Systems
  • Women in Agriculture
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-863-8625

  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society
  • Community, Environment, and Development Program Coordinator


814-863-8636

  • Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics
  • Director of The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development


814-863-4656

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food Systems Economics
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Regional Economics and Policy
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-863-8638

Areas of Expertise:
  • Farm Management
  • Risk Management
  • Production Economics
  • Professor of Rural Sociology


814-863-8628

Areas of Expertise:
  • food systems
  • sustainable agriculture
  • agrarian change
  • sustainability
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
  • Associate Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education


814-865-5666

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-865-5282

Areas of Expertise:
  • Economic modeling of food purchase behavior
  • Link between food behavior and health
  • Retail food product offerings and prices
  • Organic food and agriculture
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
  • Co-Director, Center for Economic and Community Development


814-865-9542

  • Professor of Rural Sociology


814-863-8641

Areas of Expertise:
  • Gender and Agriculture
  • Women Farmers
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Gender and Climate Change
  • Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • Director, Environment and Natural Resources Institute


814-865-8270

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-863-8632

Areas of Expertise:
  • Applied econometrics
  • Household and firm-level choice & performance
  • Computational simulation
  • Applied game modeling
  • Adaptation to climate change