CECD affiliates are drawn from different disciplines within agricultural economics and rural sociology at Penn State.
  • 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


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
  • Research Assistant

  • Research Associate

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
  • Community, Environment, and Development Program Coordinator
  • Co-Director, Center for Economic & Community Development


  • Applied Research Educator, Center for Economic and Community Development


Areas of Expertise

  • Secondary Data Analysis
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Applied Research- Community and Economic Development
  • Community Engagement