Applying to INTAD Graduate Faculty

  • Graduate faculty from any discipline at Penn State University are eligible to apply.
  • There is no deadline for application; faculty may apply at any time.
  • Faculty are asked to submit the following documents to Melanie Miller Foster at mjm727@psu.edu:
    1) a CV, and
    2) a letter of intent stating an interest in joining the INTAD faculty and highlighting relevant qualifications.
  • Contact Melanie Miller Foster at mjm727@psu.edu with questions.

  • Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics and Demography
  • Agribusiness Management Program Coordinator
  • Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics
  • Co-Director, Center for Economic and Community Development
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Australian Center for Agriculture and Law, University of New England

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Economics and Policy
  • Development Economics
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Community and Regional Economics
  • Community and Rural Development
  • Comparative Rural Policy
  • Institutional and Behavioral Economics
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Public Scholarship and Civic Engagement in Higher Education
  • Professor of Entomology

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Entomology and Ecology
  • Sustainable and Organic Agriculture
  • Insect Pathology
  • Women and Gender in Science
  • Women and Agriculture
  • Associate Professor of Water Resources
  • Director, Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center
  • Assistant Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy & Environment
  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • Energy and Society, specifically Community Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development
  • Community Development and Public Engagement
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Governance Systems
  • Women in Agriculture
  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography
  • Faculty Director, Population Research Institute's Demographic Methods Core
  • Faculty Director, Social Science Research Institute's Geographic Information Analysis Core

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Demography
  • Spatial Demography
  • Climate Change, Land Use, and Community Resilience
  • Critical Infrastructure/Transportation and Population Change and Health
  • Computational and Spatial Analysis
  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental sociology
  • Food and agricultural ethics
  • Science, knowledge, and technology
  • Culture and consumption
  • Social psychology
  • Animals and society
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Academic Program Coordinator, RESS Online Master's Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass Energy Systems
  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Solar Energy Resource Evaluation
  • Professor of Food Science
  • Extension Assistant Director of Programs
  • Food Safety Extension Specialist - Muscle Foods
  • Chair of the Food Safety Impact Group

Areas of Expertise

  • Food safety
  • Food microbiology
  • Foodborne pathogens
  • Antimicrobials
  • Edible films
  • Spoilage
  • Meat, poultry, seafood, muscle foods
  • HACCP
  • Sanitation
  • Associate Professor of Pedology

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Associate Professor of Soil Management and Applied Soil Physics

Areas of Expertise

  • No-tillage
  • Cover crops
  • Soil compaction
  • Soil health
  • Soil erosion
  • Soil conservation
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Pathology

Areas of Expertise

  • Integrated management of field crop diseases
  • Plant disease epidemiology
  • Statistical methods for the agricultural sciences
  • Professor of Forest Resources
  • Ibberson Chair of Forest Resource Management
  • Pennsylvania Extension Forester
  • Director of Center for Private Forests at Penn State
  • Co-Chair Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Forest Regeneration
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Agricultural Teacher Educator

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Agriculture
  • Developing Global Competency in Agriculture
  • School-based agricultural education
  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society
  • Community, Environment, and Development Program Coordinator
  • Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics
  • Director of The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Systems Economics
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Regional Economics and Policy
  • Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • food systems
  • sustainable agriculture
  • agrarian change
  • sustainability
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Sensory Science
  • Flavor Chemistry & Flavor Biochemistry
  • Trace Analysis
  • Sensometrics
  • Sensory-assisted Breeding
  • Food Packaging
  • Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs
  • Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural Competence
  • Professor of Forest Resources

Areas of Expertise

  • Water Energy Food Nexus
  • Bioenergy
  • Agroforestry
  • Forest Economics and Finance
  • International Forestry
  • Forest Extension
  • Non Timber Forest Products
  • Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography

Areas of Expertise

  • Demography
  • Social Stratification
  • International Development
  • Rural Sociology
  • Associate Professor
  • Coordinator and Adviser of the Minor in Plant Pathology

Areas of Expertise

  • Population biology
  • Ecology of plant-associated microorganisms
  • Fusarium and Verticillium wilts
  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Intergenerational Programs and Aging

Areas of Expertise

  • Developing & evaluating intergenerational initiatives in diverse settings.
  • Training Extension educators and other professionals in intergenerational programming.
  • Establishing intergenerational strategies for civic engagement and environmental design.
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Foodborne Pathogens
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Epidemiology
  • Comparative, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
  • Microbiomes
  • Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Mycotoxins
  • Endophytes
  • Fusarium
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal secondary metabolites
  • Agricultural biosecurity
  • Professor of International Affairs and Affiliate Law Faculty
  • Senior Scientist and Professor of Horticulture

Areas of Expertise

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Functional Genomics
  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Plant Propagation
  • Plant Disease Resistance
  • Plant – Microbes Interactions
  • Assistant Dean of Graduate Education
  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Research Methods
  • International Agricultural Development
  • Professor of Entomology and IPM Coordinator
  • Professor of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender and Agriculture
  • Women Farmers
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Gender and Climate Change
  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm labor
  • Illegality
  • Gender and Migration
  • International Development
  • Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives in Agriculture
  • Gender and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Global Service-Learning
  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology and Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • Population and environment
  • International development
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Migration
  • Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Areas of Expertise

  • rural poverty
  • spatial inequality
  • gender and development
  • gender, disaster, and climate change
  • Professor of Entomology
  • Extension Specialist

Areas of Expertise

  • Insect ecology
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Conservation biological control
  • Chemical ecology
  • Gall insects
  • Professor of Soil Science / Soil Physics
  • Graduate Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Contaminant Transport Modeling
  • Soil and Water Quality
  • Associate Professor of Youth and International Development
  • Domestic Engaged Scholarship Faculty Lead

Areas of Expertise

  • Civic Engagement
  • Social Change
  • International community development
  • Professor Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Professor of Extension Education

International Programs

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University Park, PA 16802

International Programs

Address

106 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802