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

  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging

Areas of Expertise

  • Developing & evaluating intergenerational initiatives in diverse settings.
  • Training Extension educators and other professionals in intergenerational programming.
  • Establishing intergenerational strategies for civic engagement and environmental design.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society
  • Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Stratification
  • Demography
  • International Development
  • Rural Sociology
  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, Sociology, and Demography

Areas of Expertise

  • Population and environment
  • International development
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Migration