Researchers in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Penn State working in the area of Agriculture and Food Systems.

  • Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics and Demography
  • Agribusiness Management Program Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture
  • Global food and agricultural markets
  • Natural resource economics
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics

Areas of Expertise

  • Local Food Systems
  • Agritourism
  • Craft beverage industry
  • Value added agriculture
  • Farm management
  • Economics of Animal and Zoonotic Diseases
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics

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
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Marketing
  • Food and Energy Policy
  • Energy Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Graduate Program Director: Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics (EEFE)

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Economics
  • Urban and Land Use Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Nonmarket Valuation
  • Policy Analysis
  • Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Stratification
  • Demography
  • International Development
  • Rural Sociology
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics
  • Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Professor of Rural Sociology, Demography, and Public Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental demography
  • Spatial demography
  • Socio-environmental systems
  • Population-infrastructure dynamics
  • Computational and spatial analysis
  • Professor emerita of Rural Sociology and Demography

Areas of Expertise

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