• Associate Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Distinguished Professor Emerita of Agricultural, Environmental & Regional Economics, and Demography
  • Professor Emeritus of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • mixed-methods research
  • human dimensions of natural resources
  • rural community development
  • survey research
  • Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology and Demography

Areas of Expertise

  • Community change and family and individual well-being
  • Rural youth
  • Consequences of Marcellus Shale development for families and communities
  • Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Former Director, Penn State Better Kid Care Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Early childhood development
  • Youth development and resiliency
  • Early care and education workforce development
  • Childhood obesity prevention
  • Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender and Agriculture
  • Women Farmers
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Gender and Climate Change
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • Professor emerita of Rural Sociology and Demography

Areas of Expertise

  • rural poverty and livelihoods
  • spatial inequality
  • gender and development
  • gender, disaster, and climate change
  • Professor Emeritus, Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Professor Emeritus of Extension Education