Diversity-related Research Publications

Publications authored by faculty in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences that are diversity-focused.

Barbercheck, M., K. Brasier, N. E. Kiernan, C. Sachs, A. Trauger, J. Findeis, A. Stone, and L. Moist. Forthcoming. “Meeting the Extension Needs of Women Farmers: A Perspective from Pennsylvania.” Journal of Extension

Borys, A. and Ingram, P. D. 2009. Preparing agriculture students to work with a Spanish-speaking workforce.  NACTA Journal, 52(4), 13-19.

Brasier, K., M. Barbercheck, N. E. Kiernan, C. Sachs, A. Schwartzberg, A. Trauger. 2009. Extension Educators’ Perceptions of the Educational Needs of Women Farmers. Journal of Extension,

Dunlap, M. and Webster, N. 2009. Enhancing Inter-Cultural Competence through Civic Engagement. Civic Engagement in Higher Education/Creating Opportunities for College Students to Learn about and Practice Civic Engagement (pp. 140-153). Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company.

Gutter, M. G., Hayhoe, C. R., DeVaney, S. A., Kim, J. , Bowen, C. F. , Cheang, M., Cho, S. H., Evans, D. A., Gorham, E., Lown, J., Mauldin, T., Solheim, C., Worthy, S. L. Dorman, R. 2012. Exploring the Relationship of Economic, Sociological, and Psychological Factors to the Savings Behavior of Low-to Moderate-Income Households.  Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. 41(1), 86-101.

Ingram, P. D. & Chaudhary, A. K. (2014).  Self-identity of biracial children:  What role do parents play? Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 2(2). Available at:

Ingram, P. D.,  Chaudhary, A. K., & Jones, W. T. (2014).  How do Biracial students interact with others on the college campus? College Student Journal, 48(2), 297-311.

Ingram, P. D. 2013.  Teaching justice-solving social justice problems through university education.  Book review.  Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 17(2), 305-310.

Ingram, P. D., Bender, G., Kreifels, M.,& Balschweid, M. 2012.  Building the capacity of 4-H/Youth Development in Iraq.  Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice. 7(4), [Article 120704FA006].  Available at:

Ingram, P. and Scholl, J. 2008.  Using clothing to increase understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.  International Journal of Innovative Higher Education, 21, (June 2008) 45-49.

Ingram, P.D., Smith-Hollins, C., and Radhakrishna, R. 2009.   Impact of yearlong 4-H Japanese internship experience on United States participants. Journal of International Agriculture and Extension Education, 16(1), 15-29.

Ingram, P. 2006. The Change Agent States for Diversity Project: The catalyst team approach. Journal of Extension. 44(5) 5FEA1.

Ingram, P. 2006. The ups and downs of the workplace. Journal of Extension, 44(3) 3COM1.

Ingram, P. & Bertelsen, A. 2005. Hearing their needs: Voices of underrepresented populations. Journal of Extension, 43(5) 5FEA1.

Ingram, P. 2005. An evaluation of the Change Agent States for Diversity project: An early snapshot. Journal of Extension, 43(1), 1FEA5.

Ingram, P. D., Dorsey, M., & Smith, S. (2004). Tips for designing publications for underrepresented audiences. Journal of Extension, 42(4) electronic journal.

Ingram, P. D. (2000). Valuing a growing population: Bi-racial youth. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research To Practice, 92(3), 10.

Ingram P. D. and Moore, E. A. (1999). Attitudes toward diversity within Cooperative Extension: A two-state study. Equity & Excellence in Education, 32(3), 83-92.

Jensen, Leif, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Jessica A. Bean. 2011.  "TANF in Rural America: Informing Re-Authorization" Policy Brief, 19:1-6. The Carsey Institute, The University of New Hampshire.

Jensen, Leif and Eric B. Jensen.  2011. "Employment Hardship Among Rural Men."  Chapter 2 in Kristin Smith and Ann R. Tickamyer (eds.),  Economic Restructuring in Rural America. University Park, PA: Penn State Press.

Jensen, Leif and Eric B. Jensen.  2008.  "Poverty." In Gary A. Goreham (ed.), Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People . Milllerton, NY: Grey House Publishing.

J. Lynne Brown and Daisy Miller. 2002. Couples' gender role preferences and management of family food preferences. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 34 (4), 215-223.

J. Lynne Brown and Daisy Miller. 2002. Gender role preference and family food chores. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 34 (2), 100-108.

J. Lynne Brown and Wei Qin. 2008. Male/female opinions of genetically engineered salmon: Marketing implications. Food Protection Trends 28(5),314-324.

Kaplan, M., Henkin, N., and Kusano, A. (Eds.). (2002). Linking lifetimes: A global view of intergenerational exchange. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. [Japanese translation published by Akashishoten (Tokyo: Japan) in 2008.]

Kaplan, M., Kusano, A., Tsuji, I., and Hisamichi, S. (1998). Intergenerational programs: Support for children, youth and elders in Japan. Albany, NY: SUNY Press

Kaplan, M. and Sanchez, M. (In press). Intergenerational programs and policies in ageing societies. In S. Harper (Ed.). International handbook on ageing and public policy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Kazeem, Aramide, Leif Jensen and C. Shannon Stokes.  2010.  "School Attendance in Nigeria:  Understanding the Impact and Intersection of Gender, Urban-Rural Residence and Socioeconomic Status." Comparative Education Review, 54(2): 295-319.

Kemirembe, 0. M., Radhakrishna, R. B., Gurgevich, E. A., Yoder, E., & Ingram, P. (2011). An evaluation of nutrition education program for low-income youth. Journal of Extension, 49(3) 3RIB5.

Kiernan, N.E., M.E. Barbercheck, K.J. Brasier, C. Sachs. 2012.  Women farmers: Pulling up their own educational boot straps with Extension.  Journal of Extension 50 (5): 5RIB5.

Mpofu, C., Ingram, P. and Radhakrishna, R.  2010. Perceptions of 4-H Extension  Educators and volunteer leaders toward the inclusion of youth with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder(s) in 4-H programs. Journal of Youth Development, 5(1), [Article 100501FA002]. Available at

Mukhopadhyay, Åsa; Shingler, John M.; Alter, Theodore R.; and Findeis, Jill. 2011. " Determining Eligibility for Poverty-Based Assistance Programs: Comparing the Federally Established Poverty Level with the Self Sufficiency Standard for Pennsylvania ," Poverty & Public Policy : 3 (3), Article 7.

Nan Lv and J Lynne Brown. 2011. Impact of a nutrition education program to increase calcium-rich foods by Chinese American women. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 111, 143-149.

Nan Lv and J Lynne Brown. 2010. Place of dairy products in the Chinese American family food system. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 110, 1207-1215.

Nan Lv and J Lynne Brown. 2010. Chinese American Family Food Systems: Impact of Western Influences. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 42 (2), 106-114.

Nan Lv, J. Lynne Brown and Baofang Liu. 2007. Factors influencing diary product consumption of Chinese Americans in Pennsylvania. Topics in Clinical Nutrition 22(3), 258-271

Oropesa, R. S. and Leif Jensen.  2010. "Dominican Immigrants and Discrimination in a New Destination: The Case of Reading, Pennsylvania." City & Community, 9(3): 274-298.

Parisi, Domenico, Diane K. McLaughlin, Steven Michael Grice, Michael Taquino, and Duane A. Gill. 2006. “Exiting TANF: Influence of Individual and Local Conditions Across Racial Groups.” Social Science Quarterly 87:76-90 .

Slack, Tim and Leif Jensen.  2011. "Underemployment among Minorities and Immigrants." Chapter 7 in Douglas C. Maynard and Daniel C. Feldman (eds.), Underemployment: Psychological, Economic and Social Challenges.  New York, NY: Springer.

Slack, Tim and Jensen, Leif.  2008. "Employment Hardship among Older Workers: Does Residential and Gender Inequality Extend into Older Age?"  Journals of Gerontology ,63(1): S15-S24

Snyder, Anastasia R., Diane K. McLaughlin and Jill Findeis. 2006. “Household Composition and Poverty among Female-headed Households with Children: Differences by Race and Residence.” Rural Sociology . 71:597-624.

Sergio Nieto-Montenegro, J Lynne Brown and Luke LaBorde. 2008. Development and assessment of pilot food safety educational materials and training strategies for Hispanic workers in the mushroom industry using the Health Action Model. Food Control 19 (6), 616-633.

Sergio Nieto-Montenegro, J. Lynne Brown and Luke Laborde. 2006. Using the Health Action Model to plan food safety educational materials for Hispanic workers in the mushroom industry. Food Control 17 (10), 757-767.

Trauger, A., C. Sachs, M. Barbercheck, K. Brasier, N.E. Kiernan. 2010 "Our Market is Our Community": Women Farmers and Civic Agriculture in Pennsylvania, USA.” Agriculture and Human Values . 27(1):43-55. 

Webster, N. & Ingram, P. 2007. Exploring the challenges for Extension Educators in working in urban communities. Journal of Extension, 45(3) 3IAW3.

Webster, N. and Martin, C. 2011.  A Method for Improving the Education of Latino Students in Charter Schools.  In Stewart & Webster (eds.).  Cultural tension and dynamics in service learning.  Information Age Publishing. Greensboro, NC.

Webster, N. 2007. Enriching School Connection and Learning in African American Urban Youth: The Impact of a Service-Learning Feasibility Project in Inner City Philadelphia. In S. Gelmon & S. Billig (Eds.), From Passion to Objectivity: International and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Service-Learning Research, Advances in Service Learning Research.

Webster, N. 2005. Racial socialization and youth activism. In Sherrod, L., Flanagan, C. A., & Kassimir, R. (Eds.). Youth Activism: An International Encyclopedia. (pp. 520-521). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.

Wei Qin and J. Lynne Brown. 2007. Public reaction to information about gene technology: Effect of information formats and male/female differences. Public Understanding of Science. 16 (4), 471-488.

Wei Qin and J Lynne Brown. 2008. Male/female differences in attitude toward GE salmon. Journal of Consumer Behavior 7,127-145.