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Rural Sociology

Faculty

  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Director of Graduate Studies


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
  • Senior Scientist


814-863-8631

  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography
  • and Public Health Sciences


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Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Demography
  • Spatial Demography
  • Climate Change, Land Use, and Community Resilience
  • Critical Infrastructure/Transportation and Population Change and Health
  • Computational and Spatial Analysis
  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology


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  • Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society


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  • Professor of Rural Sociology


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Areas of Expertise

  • food systems
  • sustainable agriculture
  • agrarian change
  • sustainability
  • Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography


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Areas of Expertise

  • Demography
  • Social Stratification
  • International Development
  • Rural Sociology
  • Department Head of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
  • Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography


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  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology


Areas of Expertise

  • Farm labor
  • Illegality
  • Gender and Migration
  • International Development
  • Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives in Agriculture
  • Gender and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Global Service-Learning
  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, Sociology, and Demography


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Areas of Expertise

  • Population and environment
  • International development
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Migration
  • Professor of Rural Sociology


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Areas of Expertise

  • rural poverty
  • spatial inequality
  • gender and development
  • gender, disaster, and climate change

Graduate Students

  • PhD Rural Sociology


  • PhD Rural Sociology


  • PhD Rural Sociology


  • PhD Rural Sociology & Demography


Areas of Expertise

  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Social Stratification and Inequality
  • Population Health and Environment
  • PhD Rural Sociology & Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment


  • PhD Rural Sociology & Women's Studies


Areas of Expertise

  • sociology of health
  • feminist theory
  • international development
  • mixed methods
  • feminist methods
  • critical pedagogies
  • PhD Rural Sociology & Women's Studies


Areas of Expertise

  • Gender & Agriculture
  • Rural and International Development
  • Public Policy & Planning
  • MS Rural Sociology


  • PhD Rural Sociology


  • PhD Rural Sociology & Demography


  • MS Rural Sociology


  • MS Rural Sociology


  • PhD Rural Sociology & International Agriculture and Development


Areas of Expertise

  • Agrarian Political Economy
  • Smallholder Livelihood Strategies
  • PhD, Rural Sociology


  • PhD, Rural Sociology


Areas of Expertise

  • Rural and International Development
  • Education Policy
  • PhD Rural Sociology


  • PhD Rural Sociology & International Agriculture and Development


  • Ph.D. Rural Sociology and International Agriculture & Development


Areas of Expertise

  • Food Security
  • Social Structure
  • International Development
  • Sociology of Food and Agriculture
  • MS Rural Sociology


  • MS Rural Sociology


  • MS Rural Sociology


  • PhD Rural Sociology


Areas of Expertise

  • Subsistence and Social Reproduction
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Colonialism and indigenous resistance
  • Landscape Planning
  • MS Rural Sociology & International Agriculture and Rural
  • Development (INTAD)
  • Advised by: Dr. Leland Glenna


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Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS)
  • Agricultural Technology Transfer
  • Agricultural and Rural Development Policy
  • Climate Change and agriculture
  • PhD Rural Sociology & Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment


  • PhD Rural Sociology & Demography


  • MS Rural Sociology


  • PhD Rural Sociology


Areas of Expertise

  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources & the Environment
  • Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology
  • Natural Resource Governance
  • MS Rural Sociology


Emeritus Faculty

  • 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 Emerita of Rural Sociology


Areas of Expertise

  • Gender and Agriculture
  • Women Farmers
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Gender and Climate Change
  • Distinguished Professor Emerita


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