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

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture
  • Global food and agricultural markets
  • Natural resource economics
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • 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, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment Graduate Faculty

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
  • Professor of Water Resources
  • Co-hire, Institutes of Energy & the Environment
  • Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Director of Graduate Studies

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
  • Professor of Rural Sociology, Demography, and Public Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental demography
  • Spatial demography
  • Socio-environmental systems
  • Population-infrastructure dynamics
  • Computational and spatial analysis
  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute

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
  • Assistant Director of Food Safety & Quality Programs
  • Food Safety Extension Specialist - Muscle Foods

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
  • 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 Emeritus of Forest Resources

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Agriculture
  • Developing Global Competency in Agriculture
  • School-based agricultural education
  • Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society
  • 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 transitions
  • Rasmussen Career Development Professor in Food Science
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science
  • Program Chair, Graduate Certificate Sensory & Consumer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Sensory Science
  • Flavor Chemistry & Flavor Biochemistry
  • Sensometrics
  • Sensory-assisted Breeding
  • Trace Analysis
  • 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

  • Social Stratification
  • Demography
  • 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, 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.
  • Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Career Development Professor of Food Safety
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Safety
  • Foodborne Pathogens
  • Microbial genomics
  • MicrobiomesFood Microbiology
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Epidemiology
  • Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Mycotoxins
  • Endophytes
  • Fusarium
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal secondary metabolites
  • Agricultural biosecurity
  • Professor of International Affairs and Affiliate Law Faculty
  • Research Professor of Plant Biotechnology

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Research Methods
  • International Agricultural Development
  • Professor Emerita 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, Sociology, and Demography

Areas of Expertise

  • Population and environment
  • International development
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Migration
  • Professor emerita of Rural Sociology and Demography

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Contaminant Transport Modeling
  • Soil and Water Quality
  • Associate Professor of Youth and International Development and African Studies
  • Director of the 2iE-Penn State Centre for
  • Collaborative Engagement in Burkina Faso, West Africa
  • Comparative and International Education Faculty (CIED), College of Education

Areas of Expertise

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

INTAD

Address

Melanie Miller Foster
106 Agricultural Administration Building

University Park, PA 16802

INTAD

Address

Melanie Miller Foster
106 Agricultural Administration Building

University Park, PA 16802