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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Olson, B. and Brennan, M.  2017.  “From Community Engagement to Community Emergence: The Holistic Program Design Approach.”  International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. (in press)

Tobin, D., Brennan, M. Bates, R. and Gill, T.  2016. “Peru Potato Potential: Biodiversity Conservation and Value Chain Development.” Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 1: 1-14.  July 2016.

Theodori, G., Luloff, A., Brennan, M. and Bridger, J.  2016.  “Making Sense of “Making Sense”: A Critical Response.”  Rural Sociology.  81(1): 35-45.

Tobin, D., Brennan, M. and Radhakrishna, R.  2016. “Food access and pro-poor value chains: a community case study in the central highlands of Peru.” Agriculture and Human Values. 33(4): 895-909.

Willits, F. and Brennan, M.  2015.  “Another Look at College Student’s Ratings of Course Quality: Data from Penn State Student Surveys in Three Settings.”  Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.  41(6) 1-20.

Larson, E., Luloff, A., Bridger, J., and Brennan, M.  2015.  “Community as a Mechanism for Transcending Well-being at the Individual, Social, and Ecological Levels.”  Journal of the Community Development Society. 46(4): 407-419.

Willits, F. and Brennan, M.  2015.  "Changing Perceptions of the University as a Community of Learning:  The Case of Penn State."  International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  28(1): 66-74.

Willits, F. and Brennan, M.  2015.  "The University as a Community of Learning: Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Three Settings."  Journal of the World Universities Forum.  8(3): 19-29.

Butterbaugh, K., Brennan, M., and Dolan, P.  2014. “Obstacles to Youth Civic Engagement in Ireland and Pennsylvania.”  Youth Studies Ireland. 7(1):  15-23.

McGrath, B., Brady, B., Brennan, M, Dolan, P.  2014.  "Understanding Youth Civic Engagement: Debates, Discourses and Lessons From Practice."  Journal of the Community Development Society. (in press).

Buta, N., Brennan, M.A. and Holland, S. 2013.  “Citizen Differences in Attitudes Towards the Environment and Pro-Environmental Engagement: Findings from Rural Romania.” Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.  31(2): 6-27.

Hightower, L., Niewolny, K., and Brennan, M. A. 2013. “Immigrant Farming Programs and Social Capital: Evaluating Community and Economic Outcomes through Social Capital Theory.” Journal of the Community Development Society. 44(5): 582-596.

McGrath, B., Brennan, M.A., Dolan, P., and Barnett, R.  2013.  “Adolescents and their Networks of Social Support: Real Connections in Real Lives?”  Child and Family Social Work. 19: 237-248.

Buta, N., Brennan, M.A., Holland, S., and Kaplanidou, K.  2012.  “A Mixed Method Investigation of Community Attachment in Rural Romania.”  Journal of Rural Social Sciences.  27(1): 24-51.

 

Tobin, D., Brennan, M.A., Olsen, B., and Bruening, T.  2012.  “Agricultural Extension and Market-Led Agrarian Reform:  Findings from an Exploratory Case Study in Limpopo Province, South Africa.”  The Journal of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education. 19(2): 39-52.

Matarrita-Cascante, D. and Brennan. M.A.  2012. “Conceptualizing Community Development in the 21st Century”. Journal of the Community Development Society. 43(3): 293-305. 

Radhakrishna, R., Tobin, D., Brennan, M.A., Thomson, J.  2012.  “Ensuring Data Quality in Extension Research and Evaluation Studies.”  Journal of Extension.  50(3): June 2012.

McGrath, B. and Brennan, M.A. 2011. “Tradition, Cultures and Communities: Exploring the Potentials of Music and the Arts for Community Development in Appalachia.”  Journal of the Community Development Society.  42(3): 332-350.

Matarrita-Cascante, D., Brennan, M.A., and Luloff, A.E. 2011. "Community Agency and Sustainable Tourism Development: The Case of La Fortuna, Costa Rica." Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 22(1): 1-22.

Bates, S.L., Barnett, R.V., Brennan, M.A. and Israel, G.D.  2010.  “Understanding the link between gender role conflict, resilience, and propensity for suicide in adolescent and emerging adult males”. International Journal of Men's Health.  9(3): 201-210.

Kurihara, S., Maruyama, A., Shimoura, S. and Brennan, M. A. 2010. “A Structural Analysis of Environmental Preservation Consciousness and Behavior: Findings from a Survey of the Everglades Region.”  Japanese Journal of Farm Management. 48(2):  113-118.

Kurihara, S., Maruyama, A., Shimoura, S. and Brennan, M. A. 2010. “International Difference in Consumers' Food Safety Concern: Comparison between Japan, the United States, China, and Ireland.” HortResearch64: 67-75.

Bates, S.L., Barnett, R.V., Brennan, M.A. and Israel, G.D.  2010.  “Gender Role Conflict and Resiliency in Adolescent/Emerging Adult Males”. Journal of Men’s Studies.   18(1): 3-21.

Kurihara, S., Shimoura, S., Brennan, M. A., and Maruyama, A.  2009. “Purchasing Behavior of Co-op Members toward Food Safety: Using the Multinominal Logit Analysis which Introduced the Reference Point Concept.”  Japanese Journal of Farm Management 47(1):145-148

Brennan, M.A., and Barnett, R. 2009. “Bridging Community and Youth Development: Exploring Theory, Research, and Application.” Journal of the Community Development Society. 44(4): 305-311.

Brennan, M.A., Barnett, R., and McGrath, B. 2009. “The Intersection of Youth & Community Development in Ireland and Florida: Building Stronger Communities through Youth Civic Engagement.” Journal of the Community Development Society . 44(4): 331-346. 

Bolton, E., Brennan, M.A. and Terry, B. 2009. "Students Learn How Nonprofits Utilize Volunteers through Inquiry-Based Learning." International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 21(3): 285-294.

McGrath, B., Brennan, M.A., Dolan, P., and Barnett, R. 2009. “Adolescent well-being and supporting contexts: a comparison of rural adolescents in Ireland and Florida.” Journal Community and Applied Social Psychology. 19: 299-320.

Brennan, M.A., and Dodd, A. 2009. “Exploring Citizen Involvement in the Restoration of the Florida Everglades.” Society and Natural Resources. 22(4): 324-338.

Brennan, M.A., C. Flint, and Luloff, A.E. 2009. “Bringing Together Local Culture and Rural Development: Findings from Ireland, Pennsylvania, and Alaska.” Sociologia Ruralis. 49(1): 97-112.

Brennan, M.A. and Israel, G. 2008. “The Power of Community: Advancing Community Theory by Understanding Community Power.” Journal of the Community Development Society . 39(2): 82-98.

Brennan, M. A. and Brown, R. 2008. “Standing at the Crossroads: Advances, Obstacles, and Future Directions for Community Theory.” Journal of the Community Development Society . 39(2): 1-5.

Barnett, R.V. and Brennan, M.A. 2008. “Youth Volunteers: The Effects of Influences, Motivations, and Receptivity on Volunteerism.” International Journal of Volunteer Administration. 25(1): 39-51.

Brennan, M.A. 2008. “Conceptualizing Resiliency: An Interactional Perspective for Community and Youth Development.” Special issue of Child Care in Practice Building - Resilience in Children, Families, and Communities. 14(1): 55-64.

Brennan, M.A., Barnett, R., and Lesmeister, M. 2007. “Enhancing Leadership, Local Capacity, and Youth Involvement in the Community Development Process: Findings from a Survey of Florida Youth.” Journal of the Community Development Society . 38(4): 13-27.

Brennan, M.A. and Flint, C. 2007. “Uncovering the Hidden Dimensions of Rural Disaster Mitigation: Capacity Building through Community Emergency Response Teams.” Southern Rural Sociology. 22(2): 104-118.

Flint, C. and Brennan, M.A. 2007. “Rural Communities and Disaster: Research from the US Gulf States and Beyond.” Southern Rural Sociology. 22(2): 1-4.

Brennan, M.A., Barnett, R., and Baugh, E. 2007. “Youth Involvement in Community Development: Implications and Possibilities for Extension.” Journal of Extension 45(4): http://www.joe.org/joe/2007august/a3.shtml.

Brennan, M.A. 2007. “Placing Volunteers at the Center of Community Development.” International Journal of Volunteer Administration. 24(4): 5-13.

Brennan, M.A., Luloff, A.E., and Ricketts, K. D. 2007. “A Comparison of Agency at the Community Level: Findings from Rural Ireland and Pennsylvania.” International Review of Modern Sociology. 33(1): 97-116.

Brennan, M.A. and Luloff, A.E. 2007. “Exploring Rural Community Agency Differences in Ireland and Pennsylvania.” Journal of Rural Studies 23: 52-61.

Brennan, M.A. 2007. “The Development of Community in the West of Ireland: A Return to Killala Twenty Years On.” Community Development Journal. 42(3): 330-374.

Barnett, R. and Brennan, M.A. 2006. “Integrating Youth into Community Development: Implications for Policy Planning and Program Evaluation.” Journal of Youth Development. 1(2): 2-16.

Flint, C. and Brennan, M.A. 2006. “Community Emergency Response Teams: From disaster responders to community builders.” Rural Realities. 1(3): 1-9.

Brennan, M.A., Flint, C., and Barnett, R. 2005. “Community Volunteers: The Front Line of Disaster Response.” Journal of Volunteer Administration. 23(4): 52-56.

Brennan, M.A., Luloff, A.E., and Finley, J.C. 2005. “Building Sustainable Communities in Forested Regions.” Society and Natural Resources. 18(9): 1-11.

Brennan, M.A. 2005. “Volunteerism and Community Development: A Comparison of Factors Shaping Volunteer Behavior in Ireland and America.” Journal of Volunteer Administration. 23(2): 20-28.

Brennan, M.A. and Luloff, A.E. 2005. “A Cooperative Approach to Rural Development in Ireland: Cultural Artifacts and the Irish Diaspora as an Example.” Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. 12(1): 15-25.