• Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics
  • Co-Director, Center for Economic and Community Development
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment Graduate Faculty
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Australian Center for Agriculture and Law, University of New England

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

Affiliated Faculty

  • Alan R. Warehime Faculty Chair in Agribusiness
  • Director Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Assistant Professor in Community Development and Resilience
  • John and Patty Warehime Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Assistant Clinical Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Research Commercialization
  • Innovation and Entreprenuership
  • Intellectual Property
  • Organization Development and Change


  • Administrative Support Assistant for the Center for Economic and Community Development
  • Applied Research Educator, Center for Economic and Community Development

Areas of Expertise

  • Community and neighborhood development, economic development, secondary data analysis, data visualization and communication, public administration, public policy

Penn State Extension CECD Fellows

  • Extension Educator

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Safety and Nutrition
  • Engaged Scholarship
  • Extension Educator

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm Markets
  • Agritourism
  • Food Security
  • Food Policy Councils
  • Anchor Institution Food System Development