Faculty/Staff Member Area of Expertise and/or Research

Asim Zia

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

Ali Brooks

Food systems, policy, critical studies, social justice education

Anaka Aiyar

Food Systems, Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Health Economics

Joe Ament

Monetary theory, ecological economics, embeddedness, ecofeminist political ecology

Dan Baker

rural development, dairy labor, Latinx farmworkers, "panela" artisinal sugar, low-input technology transfer, emergency management, resilience planning, project-based learning

Patrick Nathaniel Brown

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

Matthew Burke

Just transition, science-technology-society, political economy and ecology, ecological restoration, food systems, bioregions

David Conner

The economics of sustainable food systems.

Benjamin Dangl

journalism, public communication, Latin American politics and history, social movements, international reporting

Thomas Patrick DeSisto

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

Josh Farley

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

Antonio Golan

Rhetoric and Public Culture

Kelly Hamshaw

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

Sarah Heiss

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

Myles David Jewell

Community Media, Video Production, Values Based Documentary and Ethics of Representation, tension between fiction and non-fiction, Ethnographic approaches to Media, Animation, Editing

Christopher Koliba

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

Steve Kostell

visual communication, graphic design, time-based media, design systems, traditional craft practices, creative economies, cultural entrepreneurship, material prototyping

James McGuffey

public communication, environmental rhetoric, water culture, epideictic

Jane Petrillo

visual communication

Travis Reynolds

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

Trisha Shrum

Climate Change, Behavioral Science, Environmental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Environmental Policy, Risk & Uncertainty

Daniel Tobin

agricultural development, food systems, development sociology, rural sociology

Qingbin Wang

microeconomics, market analysis, econometrics, international trade

Sarah A. Williamson

Photography, visual storytelling and marketing for nonprofits, global entrepreneurship for social impact, systems thinking and data visualization