Food and AgriCultural Transformation Directory

InFACT Staff

Office of Academic Affairs Program Manager

Angela Blatt, MPA

Office of Academic Affairs Office Associate

Cheryl Fischnich

Office of Academic Affairs Program Coordinator

Emily Glenn, MS

Office of Academic Affairs Program Assistant - Buckeye ISA

Jade Lantz, BA

Faculty Hires

Max M. Fisher College of Business Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources

Andrea Contigiani, PhD

College of Engineering Assistant Professor, Knowlton, Landscape Architecture Section

John Davis, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Food and Nutrition Policy

Jennifer Garner, PhD, RD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Agricultural, Environmental, and Dev. Economics

Wuyang Hu, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Shoshanah Inwood, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Nicholas Kawa, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Agricultural Sensing for Sustainability Indicators

Sami Khanal, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor of Political Science

Erin Lin, PhD

College of Engineering Assistant Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture

Forbes Lipschitz, MLA

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor of Soil Science and Rhizosphere Processes

Christine Sprunger, PhD

Our Team

College of Arts and Sciences College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership

Robert Agunga, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Sociology

Kerry Ard, PhD

College of Engineering Research Scientist, ElectroScience Laboratory

Christopher Ball

Office of Research Executive Director, Sustainability Institute

Kate Bartter, BS

College of Education and Human Ecology Interim Assistant Director, FCS Leader

Pat Bebo, RD

College of Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

Alison Bennett

College of Public Health Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Academic Administration and Professor Interim Chair

Michael Bisesi, PhD

Program Manager, International Affairs Scholars

Steven Blalock, MA

College of Engineering Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Jacob Boswell, MLA, MCRP

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor and Extension Field Specialist, Communitiy Economics

Nancy Bowen-Ellzey

The Ohio State University at Newark Director, Business and Finance, Central Ohio Technical College

David Brillhart

College of Engineering Research Scientist, Electroscience Laboratory

Alexandra Bringer, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Adjunct Professor - President & CEO BioHio Resesarch Park

Shauna Brummet, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Co-Director of OSU Leadership Center

Emily Buck, PhD

Moritz College of Law Associate Dean for Faculty and Intellectual Life, Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law

Cinnamon Carlarne, JD

College of Arts and Sciences Robert T. Lazarus Professor in Population Studies and Director of the Institute for Population Res.

John Casterline, PhD

John Glenn College of Public Affairs Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Jill K. Clark, PhD

Moritz College of Law John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law

Amy Cohen, JD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science/Food Science & Technology

Jessica Cooperstone, PhD

Max M. Fisher College of Business Professor of Logistics, Marketing & Logistics

Keely Croxton, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor & State Specialist of Soil Fertility

Steve Culman, PhD

Program Manager, Global Water Institute

Amanda Davey

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor in Parks, Protected Areas, Natural Resources Management

Alia Dietsch, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Darren Drewry

College of Nursing Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

Jennifer L. Dush, PhD, APRN-CNP

College of Engineering Assistant Professor - Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, HDI

Lisa Fiorentini, PhD

College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor - Clinical and Program Head of Zoo & Wildlife Cons. Medicine & Ecosystem Health

Mark Flint

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

John Fulton, PhD

College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor, Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Rebecca Garabed, VMD, MPVM, PhD

College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor - Professional Practice, Animal Sciences

Kelly A. George

Max M. Fisher College of Business Professor of Operations and Associate Director, Center for Operational Excellence

John V. Gray, PhD, MBA

College of Education and Human Ecology Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences and Pediatrics

Carolyn Gunther

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Department Chair and Professor of Agricutural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Timothy Haab, PhD

College of Engineering Associate Professor,City and Regional Planning

Bernadette Hanlon, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Program Specialist, Ohio Cooperative Development Center, OSU South Centers

Ivory Harlow

College of Education and Human Ecology Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology, Human Sciences

Irene Hatsu, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Richard Herrmann, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Gregory Hitzhusen, PhD

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Associate Professor (Ag. Business) & Business Technologies Coordinator

Kimberly Hostetler

College of Arts and Sciences Professor, Distinguished University Scholar, Earth Sciences

Ian Howat, PhD

College of Public Health Assistant Professor & Affiliated Faculty, Translational Data Analytics Env. Health Sciences

Ayaz Hyder, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Sanja Ilic

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources/Integrated Pest Management Program Coordinator/Professor

James Jasinski, MS

College of Engineering Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joel Johnson, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources

Gabe Karns, PhD

College of Public Health Associate Professor, Clinical Public Health and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Gail Kaye

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Matthias Klein, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished University Professor, Anthropology

Clark Larsen, PhD

College of Public Health Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Jiyoung Lee, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology at Lima Campus

Fabio Leite, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences and Professor, John Glenn Dean's Office

Caezilia Loibl, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Steven W. Lyon

Max M. Fisher College of Business Dean, Fisher College of Business and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business

Anil Makhija, PhD, MBA

College of Arts and Sciences Chair and Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

Elizabeth Marschall, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Jay Martin, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Area Leader and Program Director, OSU Extension Franklin Co.

Laquore Meadows, PhD

Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Jacquelyn Meshelemiah, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor and Chair, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

James Metzger, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Frederick C. Michel, Jr.

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Distinguished Professor of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in Plant Pathology

Sally Miller, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Professor, Executive Director, Dept. of Anthropology

Richard H. Moore, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Professor, Department of Anthropology

Mark Moritz, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Faculty Emeritus and Former Dean

Bobby Moser, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Distinguished Professor, Food, Agricultural, and Env. Sciences and Faculty Dir., Foods for Health

Devin Peterson

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Ohio Farm to School Program Assistant, OSU Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences

Haley Plahuta

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Zoe T. Plakias, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Consulting Manager, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis

Adam Porr

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community and Organizational Leadership

Brian Raison, PhD

College of Engineering Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning Section

Jason Reece, PhD, MCRP

The Ohio State University at Newark Associate Professor and Ohio State Newark Research Coordinator

J. Andrew Roberts, PhD

Professor
Food Science and Technology

Luis Rodriguez-Saona

The Ohio State University at Newark Assistant Professor, COTC

Matt Russo

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Program Manager, OSU South Centers, Ohio Coop. Dev. Center

Hannah Scott, MS

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Director and Professor of Rural Sociology, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Jeff S. Sharp, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor and Chair, Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering

Scott Shearer, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, School of Earth Sciences

C. K. Shum, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Director and Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Brian Slater, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences College of Public Health Associate Professor and Extension Field Specialist, Youth Nutrition and Wellness, OSU Extension

Carol Smathers, MS, MPH

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor and Agricultural Communication Program Coordinator

Annie Specht, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Colleen Spees, PhD, MEd, RDN, LD, FAND

College of Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, Knowlton School

Halina Steiner

College of Engineering Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Christopher Stewart

Office of Academic Affairs Senior Research Associate, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Glennon Sweeney, MA

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics, Nematology, Department of Plant Pathology

Christopher G. Taylor, PhD

College of Engineering Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning

Kareen Usher, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Professor, Department of Political Science

Daniel Verdier, PhD

College of Engineering Associate Professor, Clinical, Electrical & Computer Engr.

Wladimiro Villarroel, JD

Max M. Fisher College of Business Senior Associate Dean for Academics Richard M. Ross Chair in Management

Peter Ward, DBA

College of Veterinary Medicine Professor, Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Thomas Wittum, MS, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Sea Grant Extension Educator and Program Coordinator, Sea Grant/SENR

Nicole Wright

College of Public Health Associate Professor, Health Services Mangement and Policy

Wendy Xu, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor of Environmental Modeling and Spatial Analysis

Kaiguang Zhao, PhD

External Partners

Network Developer, Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative/Rural Action

Michelle Ajamian

Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Program Manager, Rural Action

Joe Barbaree

Senior Economist - Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice, The World Bank

Andrew Beath

General Manager, Local Food Connection LLC

Alice Chalmers

Chairman of Community Gardens, LACNIP

Rob Cotrell

Regional Director, South & Southeast Asia; Cambodia Director, Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Greg Crowther

Soil Applications Coordinator, City of Columbus DOSD

Heather Curtis

Director, Vocational Discernment and Community Engagement, Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Kathy Dickson

Agroecology Outreach Specialist, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, MSU

Julie Doll

Rescource Specialist, Fairfield Soil & Water Conservation District

Jonathan Ferbrache, PLA CPESC

Master in Science, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Maria Fernanda Herce Sanchez

Associate Professor of Health and Human Kinetics, Ohio Wesleyan University

Christopher Fink

Wilks Family Director, The McHarg Center
Ian McHarg Center, Univ. of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design

Billy Fleming

Soil Scientist - Systems Agronomist, CIMMYT

David Guerena

Regulatory Services Officer and BM Farm Africa Director, Sugar Board of Tanzania

Bahati Hakimu

NECIC Communications Coordinator, North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Candace Harrell

Registered Dietitian

Mary Louise Hawkins

Visiting Assistant Professor - Denison University, Environmental Studies

Thomas Henshaw

Extension Educator, Central State

Dana Hilfinger

Assistant District Director/Watershed Coordinator, Erie Soil & Water Conservation District

Breann M. Hohman

Director, Wayne County Planning Department

Trevor Hunt

Donation Station Program Director, Community Food Initiatives

Susie Huser

Assistant Professor, University at Albany

Shiguo Jiang, PhD

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Unviersity of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sarah Karle

Teaching Garden Coordinator, North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Mona Kneuss

Executive Director, Community Food Initiatives

MaryAnn Martinez

Health Educator - Creating Healthy Communities Program Coordinator, Allen Co. Public Health

Shelly Miller

Associate Professor
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design, UC Davis

Brett Milligan

Associate Professor, College of Wooster, Dept. of Economics

Amyaz Moledina

CEO Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana

Anthony Morrison

Professor, Department of Telecommunications and Communications Networks, The Univ. of Dodoma

Aloys Mvuma

Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Ohio Wesleyan University

Elizbeth Nix

Assistant Professor of Theology, Ecology and Race, Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Elaine Nogueira-Godsey, PhD

Consultant, Analyst, Independent consultant, mine action and development

Robert Edward (Ted) Paterson

Executive Director, StarkFresh

Tom Phillips

Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Academic Dept., Rural Action

Tom Redfern

M&E Specialist, United Nations Development Program; Cambodia Mine Action Authority

Sron Samrithea

Director of Programs, ACEnet

Leslie Schaller

Economist, Sustainable Economies Consulting

Elizabeth Schuster

State Planner, Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Brad Schwartz

Director of Innovation, JASStek Inc.

Jatin Singh

Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University

Peter Summerlin

Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Methodist Theological School of Ohio

Tim Van Meter, PhD, M.Div.

State Mass Care Coordinator, Ohio Emergency Mgmt. Agency

Josh D. Vittie

Founder and Executive Director, North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Deanna West-Torrence

Assoc. Academic Dean & Assoc. Professor of Christian Ethics, Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Yvonne Zimmerman

PhD Student, College of Social Work

Michelle Hand

Research Associate, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Kip Holley

Graduate Fellow, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Ohio 4-H

Dustin Homan

Environmental Science Graduate Program

Jane Karetny

Best Food Forward

President and Co-Founder

Corey Keyser

Graduate Student

Kichan Kim

Student Assistant, Knowlton School of Architecture

Ryan McKee

Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Graduate Research Associate

Sarah R. Mielke, MPH

Graduate Teaching Associate, College of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics

Danyi Qi

Graduate Teaching Associate, Knowlton School of Architecture

Tameka Sims

Environment & Natural Resources

Student

Thelma Velez

Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Graduate Research Associate

Kushal KC

Computer Science and Engineering

PhD Student

Ziwei Li