Food and AgriCULTURAL Transformation Directory

Leadership Team

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Lead Dean; Vice President and Dean College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Cathann Kress

Executive Director

Brian Snyder

Executive Committee

College of Engineering Walter H. Kidd Professor of Architecture and Director Knowlton School of Architecture

Michael Cadwell, FAIA

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

Douglas Jackson-Smith

College of Social Work Assistant Professor

Michelle Kaiser, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences
Interim Director, Humanities Institute and Senior Lecturer

Robert Livingston

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

Kristin Mercer, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences
Interim Department Chair, Professor

Michael Mercil

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Chair, Van Buren Professor

Brian Roe

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Director and Professor of Rural Sociology

Jeff S. Sharp

Executive Director

Brian Snyder

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

Colleen Spees, PhD

Food and AgriCultural Transformation draws on the participation of more than 60 distinguished faculty members from over 20 different departments, representing equally the humanities, social sciences, and biological-physical sciences. Intense collaboration on the proposal resulted in a vision that continues to be compelling and motivating for all, and builds on our strengths in agroecology, climatology and water, food systems from production to consumption, and culture, justice, and policy. As we begin hiring catalytic new positions, engaging support, and fine-tuning the plan of work, we remain committed to the self-organized, interdisciplinary approach that has been our strength thus far. We look forward to welcoming new faculty and partners into the dynamic community here at Ohio State.

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Hiring Clusters

PA Food System Policy, Plng. and Assessment
BE Entrepreneurship and Bus.Ecosystems
CF Climate Change and Food Production
HN Health and Nutrition
AD Culture, Art and Design
* Cluster Group Leads

Our Team

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Director of the Center for African Studies

Robert Agunga

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Sociology (PA)

Kerry Ard

Office of Research Associate Director, Office of Energy and Environment

Kate Bartter

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry (CF/AD)

Nicholas Basta

College of Education and Human Ecology Interim Assistant Director, FCS Leader (PA/HN)

Pat Bebo

College of Public Health Associate Professor, Sr. Associate Dean & Director, Academic Affairs

Michael Bisesi

John Glenn College of Public Affairs Program Coordinator, Mershon Center for International Security Studies (PA)

Steven Blalock

College of Engineering Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture (AD)

Jacob Boswell

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor (PA)

Bear Braumoeller

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

David Brillhart

College of Engineering Post Doctoral Researcher, Electroscience Lab (CF)

Alexandra Bringer

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership (PA)

Emily Buck

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (CF)

John Cardina

College of Arts and Sciences
Robert T. Lazarus Professor in Population Studies (PA)

John Casterline

Max M. Fisher College of Business Associate Professor of Logistics (BE)

Keely Croxton

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor & State Specialist in Soil Fertility (CF)

Steve Culman

The Ohio State University at Mansfield Assistant Professor of Environmental History (PA/CF)

Kip Curtis

College of Education and Human Ecology Director, Vocational Discernment and Community Engagement, Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Kathy Dickson

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

Alia Dietsch

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Director, International Programs in Agriculture Office and Associate Professor (CF)

Mark Erbaugh

College of Engineering Executive Director, Center for Resilience and Research Associate Professor (CF/*BE)

Joseph Fiksel

College of Engineering Assistant Professor-Clinical, Electrical & Computer Engr.

Lisa Fiorentini

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Research Professor, Coordinator - Ohio Beef Industry Center (CF)

Francis Fluharty

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (CF)

David Francis

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor & Wildlife Extension Specialist

Stan Gehrt

The Ohio State University at Newark Associate Professor of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

Karen Goodell

Max M. Fisher College of Business Associate Professor of Operations (*BE)

John V. Gray

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

Timothy Haab

College of Engineering Assistant Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture (AD)

Bernadette Hanlon

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Donald Haurin

College of Arts and Sciences
Department Chair and Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences (PA)

Richard Herrmann

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources (PA/AD)

Gregory Hitzhusen

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Agricultural and Natural Resources Educator, OSU Extension (CF)

Mike Hogan

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

Ayaz Hyder

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

Shoshanah Inwood

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and Professor (BE)

Elena Irwin

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, University at Albany

Shiguo Jiang

College of Engineering Department Chair and Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (*CF/BE)

Joel Johnson

Office of Academic Affairs Assistant Director, CAS Staff (AD)

Laura Joseph

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Project Coordinator, Franklinton Farms & Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Patrick Kaufman

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology (AD)

Nicholas Kawa

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center (CF)

Rattan Lal

Office of Academic Affairs Director of Communications, Office of Energy and Environment

Gina Langen

College of Arts and Sciences
Chair and Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CR/AD/HN)

Clark Larsen

Office of Academic Affairs Program Coordinator, InFACT Discovery Theme

Angela Latham

College of Public Health Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences (CF/HN)

Jiyoung Lee

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor of Political Science (PA)

Erin Lin

College of Engineering Assistant Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture (CF/AD)

Forbes Lipschitz

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Chair, Rural Sociology Graduate Program and Professor (PA/AD)

Linda Lobao

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

Caezilia Loibl

The Ohio State University at Newark Dean and Director, and Executive Dean of the Regional Campuses

William MacDonald

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

Anil Makhija

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

Elizabeth Marschall

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Chair and Associate Director of Programs, Ohio State Extension (PA/CF/BE)

Ken Martin

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences County Extension Director, Franklin County Extension (AD)

Laquore Meadows

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Chair and Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (*CF)

James Metzger

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Vegetable Pathology, Diagnostics, Intl. Dev.

Sally Miller

Office of Academic Affairs TDA@OhioState Program Director; Faculty Advisory Board Ex Officio; Translational Data Analytics

David Mongeau

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Executive Director, OSU Environmental Sciences Network and Professor of Rural Sociology (CF/PA)

Richard H. Moore

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Matthijs (Mark) Moritz

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

Elaine Nogueira-Godsey

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of History (AD)

Chris Otter

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences (CF)

Anthony Parker

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Manager of Farm and Food, Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Tadd Peterson

Office of Academic Affairs Program Coordinator, InFACT Discovery Theme

Nicole M. Pierron Rasul

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology (PA/HN)

Barbara Piperata

College of Public Health Professor, Life Sciences Network

Phyllis Pirie

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community Development

Brian Raison

College of Engineering Director of Research, Kirwan Institute (*PA/HN)

Jason Reece

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor of Food, Nutrition and Wellness, OSU South Centers

Daniel Remley

The Ohio State University at Newark Associate Professor and Research Coordinator

Andy Roberts

College of Education and Human Ecology College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences HEAL MAPPS Research and Extension Coordinator, Voices for Food Project Coordinator (AD)

Karima Samadi

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

Hannah Scott

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

Scott Shearer

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

C. K. Shum

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity (PA/AD)

Maurice Stevens

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

Glennon Sweeney

College of Medicine Associate Professor of Medical Dietetics (*HN)

Chris A. Taylor

College of Engineering Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning (*HN/PA)

Kareen Usher

College of Education and Human Ecology Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Methodist Theological School of Ohio

Tim Van Meter

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Department of Political Science (PA)

Daniel Veridier

College of Engineering Assistant Professor, Clinical, Electrical & Computer Engr. (CF/BE)

Wladimiro Villarroel

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Geography (CF/PA)

Joel Wainwright

College of Medicine College of Public Health Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Public Health Practice (HN/PA)

Andrew Wapner

Max M. Fisher College of Business Richard M. Ross Chair in Management (BE)

Peter Ward

College of Public Health Assistant Professor, Division of Health Services Mangement and Policy

Wendy Xu

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology (PA)

Kara Young

Landscape Architecture

Desiree Angelotta

Graduate Teaching Associate, Knowlton School of Architecture

Andrew Barringer

Program Assistant, Kirwan Institute

Joshua Bates

Graduate Teaching Associate, Knowlton School of Architecture

Candace Black-Housh

Student Assistant, Landscape Architecture

Oscar Camancho-Cabrera

Graduate Teaching Associate, Knowlton School of Architecture

Joie Chan

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Shelley Denison

Landscape Architecture

James Dumbauld

Landscape Architecture

Mariel Fink

Graduate Teaching Associate, Knowlton School of Architecture

Kristina Granlund

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

Student Assistant, Knowlton School of Architecture

Ryan Hillyer

Landscape Architecture

Jeffery Lape

Student Assistant, Knowlton School of Architecture

Ryan McKee

Real Food Challenge

Rachel Metzler

Landscape Architecture

Katie Pettee

Graduate Administrative Associate, Knowlton School of Architecture

Alex Pisha

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

Danyi Qi

Graduate Teaching Associate, Knowlton School of Architecture

Tameka Sims