University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Jason S. Parker, Ph.D.


Jason S. Parker, Research Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Agricultural and Environmental Anthropology, Ohio State University 2006
  • M.A. Anthropology, Ohio State University 1999
  • B.A. Anthropology, Youngstown State 1995
  • C.V.
Areas of Expertise

Anthropology, Natural Resources, Food Safety, Food Systems.

I am an agricultural anthropologist whose work investigates diversity, scale, and land tenure in households and communities using participatory research and development approaches to understanding food systems, agricultural and other natural resource issues. I use multiple forms of qualitative and quantitative (narrative, observation, numeric), geographic, and documentary forms of data for qualitative, quantitative, and spatial analyses.

Contact Information
Office Hours: by appointment

Recent Publications:

2013. J.S. Parker. “Integrating Culture and Community into Environmental Policy: Balancing the benefits of agency and locally led watershed management and decision making.” Agriculture and Human Values 30(2): 159-178.

2012. J.S. Parker, R. Wilson, J. LeJeune, and D. Doohan. “Including growers in the ‘food safety’ conversation: Enhancing the design and implementation of food safety programming based on farm and marketing needs of fresh fruit and vegetable producers.” Agriculture and Human Values 29(3): 303-319.

2012. J.S. Parker, R. Wilson, L. Rivers III, J. LeJeune, and D. Doohan. “An expert guide to understanding grower decisions related to fresh fruit and vegetable contamination prevention and control.” Food Control 26(1): 107-116.