Faculty Working in this Area

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

  • 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 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, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment Graduate Faculty


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 Emeritus, Agricultural and Environmental Economics

  • Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Director of Graduate Studies


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 Emeritus of Agricultural Economics

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


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


Areas of Expertise

  • Food Systems Economics
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Regional Economics and Policy
  • Director, Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC)
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


Areas of Expertise

  • Farm Management
  • Risk Management
  • Production Economics
  • 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
  • Associate Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
  • Community, Environment, and Development Program Coordinator
  • Co-Director, Center for Economic & Community Development


  • Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender and Agriculture
  • Women Farmers
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Gender and Climate Change
  • Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • Director, College of Agricultural Sciences Environment and Natural Resources Institute
  • Director, Center for Nutrient Pollution Solutions


  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


Areas of Expertise

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