Faculty/Staff Member Area of Expertise and/or Research

Jane Kolodinsky

concepts of demand, consumer behavior, and marketing principles to improve consumer wellbeing.

Jay Ashman

consumer law, community development

Dan Baker

community planning, sustainable rural development, tech transfer

Patrick Nathaniel Brown

development in the Caribbean, Caribbean food and culture, education and culture in Jamaica

David Conner

The economics of sustainable food systems.

Thomas Patrick DeSisto

community development, international development, research methods, service learning, technology literacy

Matt Dugan

researching, writing, and producing evidence-based communication to promote pro-health, pro-social, and pro-environmental causes. Strategic communication, health communication, journalism, consumer behavior, advertising, social media, social marketing, marketing research.

Chris Evans

college media, news-writing, and communication law.

Josh Farley

Designing an economy to balance what is biophysically possible with what is socially, psychologically, and ethically desirable. 

Kelly Hamshaw

Affordable housing, rural community planning, international development, environmental education

Sarah Heiss

public communication, health communication, strategic communication, food media, food politics

Joyce Hendley

nutrition, food and health writing, magazine and cookbook publishing, recipe development

Christopher Koliba

public administration, network governance, critical food, energy, water, transportation infrastructure, community resilience, complex adaptive systems

Steve Kostell

visual communication, graphic design, design thinking, creative economies, cultural entrepreneurship

James McGuffey

public communication, environmental rhetoric, water culture, epideictic

Edward McMahon

political change, democratic process, international affairs

Glenn McRae

workforce development, nonprofit management and leadership development, community engagement, policy development

Thomas Patterson

media communication, organizational change, public administration

Jane Petrillo

visual communication

Travis Reynolds

food policy, food security, agricultural development, sustainable agriculture, rural livelihoods

Fred Schmidt

rural community development, town planning, community engagement

Trisha Shrum

environmental economics, behavioral economics, experimental economics, climate change, natural resource management, policy analysis, entrepreneurship

Tao Sun

public communication, media effects, consumer behavior

Dan Tobin

agricultural development, food systems, development sociology, rural sociology, program evaluation

Qingbin Wang

microeconomics, market analysis, econometrics, international trade

Asim Zia

computational policy analysis, governance networks, social ecological systems, coupled natural and human systems, sustainable development, food, energy and water systems