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curriculum vitae

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University, and member of International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.

I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Community, Food and Agriculture (45% of my appointment).
 
My research focuses on the “food system” (55% of my appointment). The food system involves all of the steps required to produce food and get it to our plates–from farming and processing to distribution and consumption.

My work is unified by three main questions, (1) what changes are occurring? (2) what are the impacts of these changes on communities? (3) what can communities do to respond positively to these changes?

These questions drive two main projects, (1) characterizing consolidation in food and beverage industries, and (2) bridging information gaps between producers and consumers through ecolabels.




Philip H. Howard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Community Sustainability
Michigan State University
Natural Resources Building
480 Wilson RD, Rm 316
East Lansing, MI 48824


EDUCATION

University of Missouri–Columbia
PhD, Rural Sociology, 2002.
Emphasis: Sociology of Environment and Agriculture

The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
MES, Master of Environmental Studies, 1997.

University of Missouri–Columbia
BA, Anthropology, Biological Sciences Minor, 1995.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013present. Associate Professor, Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University

20132014. Visiting Scholar, Division of Nutrition, University of Utah

20122013. Associate Professor, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, Michigan State University

20062012. Assistant Professor, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, Michigan State University

20022006. Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz.

20002001. Research Assistant, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri.

19982000. Research Assistant, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri.

PUBLICATIONS

Book

Howard, Philip H. 2016. Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat? London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Journal Articles


Howard, Philip H. Decoding Diversity in the Food System: Wheat and Bread in North America. Agriculture and Human Values (forthcoming).

Herrnstadt, Zachary, Philip H. Howard, Chi-Ok Oh & Catherine A. Lindell. Consumer Preferences for “Natural” Agricultural Practices: Assessing Methods to Manage Bird Pests. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems (in press).

Jaffee, Daniel & Philip H. Howard. Who’s the Fairest of Them All? The Fractured Landscape of U.S. Fair Trade Certification. Agriculture and Human Values (in press).

Howard, Philip H. 2015. Intellectual Property and Consolidation in the Seed Industry. Crop Science, 55(6), 2489-2495.

Oh, Chi-Ok, Zachary Herrnstadt & Philip H. Howard. 2015. Consumer Willingness to Pay for Bird Management in Fruit Crops. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 39(7), 782-797.

Getter, Kristin L., Bridget K. Behe, David S. Conner & Philip H. Howard. 2014. Pasture-Raised Milk: The Market for a Differentiated Product. Journal of Food Products Marketing, 20(2), 146-161.

Howard, Philip H. & Daniel Jaffee. 2013. Tensions Between Firm Size and Sustainability Goals: Fair Trade Coffee in the United States. Sustainability, 5(1), 72-89.

Howard, Philip H. 2012. Increasing Community Participation with Self-Organizing Meeting Processes. Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 27(2), 118-136.

Howard, Philip H., Margaret Fitzpatrick & Brian Fulfrost. 2011. Proximity of Food Retailers to Schools and Rates of Overweight Ninth Grade Students: An Ecological Study in California. BMC Public Health, 11(68).

Duvall, Chris S., Philip H. Howard & Kirk Goldsberry. 2010. Apples and Oranges? Classifying Food Retailers in a Midwestern US City Based on the Availability of Fresh Produce. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 5(4), 526-541.

Jaffee, Daniel & Philip H. Howard. 2010. Corporate Cooptation of Organic and Fair Trade Standards. Agriculture and Human Values, 27(4), 387-399.

Goldsberry, Kirk, Chris S. Duvall, Philip H. Howard & Joshua E. Stevens. 2010. Visualizing Nutritional Terrain: A Geospatial Analysis of Pedestrian Produce Accessibility in Lansing, Michigan, USA. Geocarto International, 25(6), 485-499.

Nault, Katherine, Margaret Fitzpatrick & Philip H. Howard. 2010. Engaging Youth in Food Environments Research: The Role of Participation. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 5(2),174-190.

Howard, Philip H. & Patricia Allen. 2010. Beyond Organic & Fair Trade? An Analysis of Ecolabel Preferences in the United States. Rural Sociology, 75(2), 244-269.

Howard, Philip H. 2009. Organic Industry Structure. Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus, 5(3).

Howard, Philip H. 2009. Visualizing Consolidation in the Global Seed Industry: 1996–2008. Sustainability, 1(4), 1266-1287.

Howard, Philip H. 2009. Visualizing Food System Concentration and Consolidation. Southern Rural Sociology, 24(2), 87-110.

Howard, Philip H. 2009. Consolidation in the North American Organic Food Processing Sector, 1997 to 2007. International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 16(1), 13-30.

Howard, Philip H. & Patricia Allen. 2008. Consumer Willingness to Pay for Domestic 'Fair Trade:' Evidence from the United States. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 23(3), 235-242.

DeLind, Laura B. & Philip H. Howard. 2008. Safe at Any Scale? Food Scares, Food Regulation, and Scaled Alternatives. Agriculture and Human Values, 25(3), 301-317.

Howard, Philip H. & Brian Fulfrost. 2007. The Density of Retail Food Outlets in the Central Coast Region of California: Associations with Income and Latino Ethnic Composition. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 2(4), 3-18.

Perez, Jan & Phil Howard. 2007. Consumer Interest in Food System Topics: Implications for Educators. Journal of Extension, 45(4).

Howard, Philip H. & Patricia Allen. 2006. Beyond Organic: Consumer Interest in New Labelling Schemes in the Central Coast of California. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 30(5), 439-451.

Howard, Philip H. 2006. Central Coast Consumers Want More Food-Related Information, From Safety to Ethics. California Agriculture, 60(1), 14-19.

Howard, Phil, Tim Galarneau, Jan Perez & Dave Shaw. 2005. Integrating Open Space Technology and Dynamic Facilitation. Participatory Learning and Action, 53(1), 68-73.

Hendrickson, Mary, William D. Heffernan, Philip H. Howard, & Judith B. Heffernan. 2001. Consolidation in Food Retailing and Dairy. British Food Journal, 103(10), 715-728.

Book Chapters

Getter, Kristin L., Bridget K. Behe, Philip H. Howard, David S. Conner & Lia M. Spaniolo. 2014. Increasing Demand for Pasture-Based Dairy: What Attributes and Images Do Consumers Want? Pp. 125-140 in Rethinking Organic Food and Farming in a Changing World (Bernard Freyer & James Bingen, eds.). New York: Springer.

Constance, Douglas H., Mary Hendrickson, Philip H. Howard & William D. Heffernan. 2014. Economic Concentration in the Agrifood System: Impacts on Rural Communities and Emerging Responses, pp. 16-35 in Rural America in a Changing World: Problems and Prospects for the 2010s (Connor Bailey, Leif Jensen and Elizabeth Ransom, eds.). Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press.

Constance, Douglas H., Mary Hendrickson, & Philip H. Howard. 2014. Agribusiness Concentration: Globalization, Market Power, and Resistance. Pp. 31-58 in The Global Food System: Issues and Solutions (William D. Schanbacher, ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Howard, Philip H. Too Big to Ale? 2014. Globalization and Consolidation in the Beer Industry. Pp. 155-165 in The Geography of Beer: Regions, Environment, and Society (Mark W. Patterson & Nancy Hoalst Pullen, eds.). New York: Springer.

Howard, Philip H. 2014. Transnational Corporations. Pp. 737-742 in Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices (Debra Rowe, ed.). Detroit: Macmillan.

James, Harvey S., Jr., Mary Hendrickson & Philip H. Howard. 2013. Networks, Power and Dependency in the Agrifood Industry. Pp. 99-126 in The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition (Harvey S. James, Jr., ed.). New York: Springer.

Howard, Philip H. 2010. 1) Eco-labeling. Pp. 139-141; 2) Fast Food. Pp. 169-172; 3) Retail Sector. Pp. 370-373; in Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide (Dustin R. Mulvaney, ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Howard, Philip H. 2009. 1) Brands. Pp. 67-72; 2) Hain Celestial Group. Pp. 215-216; 3) Market Concentration. Pp. 239-242; 4) United Natural Foods. Pp. 360-361; in Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food (Leslie A. Duram, ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

Lindell, Catherine A., Stephanie A. Schwiff & Philip H. Howard. 2012. Bird Management in Fruit Crops: How We Make Progress. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference (R.M. Timm, ed.). Davis, CA: University of California. Pp. 235-239.

Spaniolo, Lia M. & Phil Howard. 2011. Consumer Preferences for Alternative Eco-Labels: A Qualitative Analysis of Natural Food Store and Food Co-op Shoppers' Motivations and Concerns. Appetite 56(2), 245.

Research Reports


Grady, Sue C., Philip H. Howard & Sarah Nicholls. 2008. Investigating the Impact of Neighborhood Environments on the Risk of Hypertension. Pp. 21-31 in New Directions in Family Research (P.S. Whitten, J.L. Bokemeier, H.E. Fitzgerald, eds.), Michigan State University Family Research Initiative.

Fulfrost, Brian & Phil Howard. 2006. Mapping the Markets: The Relative Density of Retail Food Stores in Densely Populated Census Blocks in the Central Coast Region of California. Report to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, and the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association. Center For Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Howard, Phil. 2005. Central Coast Consumers’ Interest in Food Systems Issues: Demographic and Behavioral Associations. Center For Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz, Research Brief #7, Fall.

Howard, Phil. 2005. What Do People Want to Know about their Food? Measuring Central Coast Consumers' Interest in Food System Issues. Center For Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz, Research Brief #5, Winter.

Book Reviews

Howard, Philip H. 2012. Fighting for the Future of Food: Activists versus Agribusiness in the Struggle Over Biotechnology, by Rachel Schurman and William A. Munro. Agriculture and Human Values, 29(3), 431-432.

Howard, Philip H. 2011. Reactions to the Market: Small Farmers in the Economic Reshaping of Nicaragua, Cuba, Russia, and China, by Laura J. Enriquez. Rural Sociology 76(3): 426-429.

Howard, Philip H. 2010. Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance, edited by Jennifer Clapp and Doris Fuchs. American Journal of Sociology, 115(6), 1915-1916.

Howard, Philip H. 2008. The Global Economy: The Battle for the Future of Farming, by Tony Weis. Agriculture and Human Values, 25(4), 617-618.

Howard, Philip H. 2008. Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization, edited by Laura T. Raynolds, Douglas Murray, and John Wilkinson. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 21(5), 495-497.

Howard, Philip H. 2007. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan. Agriculture and Human Values, 24(2), 259-60.

Outreach Articles

Howard, Philip H. 2015. Beer Behemoths Struggle to Fend Off Craft Brew Craze. The Conversation, September 29.

Howard, Phil. 2014. Who Owns Organic Brands? Maybe Not Who You Think. Edible Wasatch, Issue 15 (Winter), 49-51.

Howard, Phil, Terra Bogart, Alix Grabowski, Rebecca Mino, Nick Molen & Steve Schultze. 2012. Concentration in the U.S. Wine Industry. https://www.msu.edu/~howardp/wine.html

Howard, Phil. 2012. Who’s Eating Who in Organic Food? Common Ground, Issue 249 (April), 12-13.

Jaffee, Daniel & Phil Howard. 2012. Visualizing Fair Trade Coffee. For a Better World, Issue 4 (Spring), 8-9.

Howard, Phil & Ginger Ogilvie. 2011. Concentration in the U.S. Beer Industry. https://www.msu.edu/~howardp/beer.html

Howard, Phil. 2010. Four Ways to Regain Control of Your Food. Yes! Magazine (online), October 11.

Howard, Phil, Chris Duvall & Kirk Goldsberry. 2010. The Illusion of Diversity: Visualizing Ownership in the Soft Drink Industry. https://www.msu.edu/~howardp/softdrinks.html

Spaniolo, Lia & Phil Howard. 2010. Emerging Eco-Labels: Researching Perspectives of Co-op Member-Owners. Cooperative Grocer, May-June, 14-15.

Howard, Phil & Good Magazine. 2008. Buying Organic. Good Magazine, April, 80-81.

Howard, Phil. 2007. Who Owns Organic? From Roots to Suits. PCC Sound Consumer. Puget Consumers Co-op. January.

Howard, Phil. 2005. Making Research Relevant to Communities: Community-Based Research. The Cultivar, 23(1), 5-6. Newsletter of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Howard, Phil. 2003. Consolidation in Food and Agriculture: Implications for Farmers and Consumers. CCOF Magazine, 20(4), 2-6, Winter 2003-2004. Santa Cruz, CA: California Certified Organic Farmers. (Reprinted in Well Being Journal, 13(2), 13-21, March/April 2004; Natural Farmer, 2(68), 17-20, Spring 2006).

Howard, Phil. 2003. The Social Context of Genetic Engineering. The Cultivar, 21(1), 5-7. Newsletter of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Howard, Phil. 2001. The Beginning of the End for Genetically Engineered Food? Tidepool, November 29 (Republished in Common Dreams, November 29, 2001).

Howard, Phil. 2000. Farm Organizing: Missouri Rural Crisis Center. Z Magazine, January, p. 19-20.


TEACHING

Courses Taught

  • Community Food and Agricultural Systems (343), Spring 20082013, Fall 201416, Spring 2015
  • The Political Ecology of Food (855), Fall 2016
  • Survey of Research Methods (802), Fall 20062012
  • Community, Food and Agriculture: A Survey (811), Fall 20062008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Ecolabels & Sustainability (890), Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011
  • The Political Ecology of Beverages (891), Spring 2012

Recent Guest Lectures at Michigan State University

“Open Space Technology.” Community Engagement for Sustainability (CSUS 301). November 2015.

“Visualizing Community Sustainability Data.” Survey of Research Methods (CSUS 802). November 2015, October 2014.

“Is Food Diversity an Illusion?” People and Environment (Integrative Studies in Social Sciences 310). April 2015.

“Is Food Diversity an Illusion?” Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (Crop and Soil Sciences 124). November 2014.

“Network Visualization.” Social Networks (Sociology 989). April 2013.

“Consolidation in the Food System.” Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (Crop and Soil Sciences 124). February 2013, November 2012, February 2012, November 2011, March 2011, April 2010.


PRESENTATIONS

Professional Organizations and Societies

Howard, Philip H. 2016. Author, "Author meets critics: Concentration and Power in the Food System." Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Toronto, ON, Canada. August.

Howard, Philip H. 2016. Panelist, "Author meets critics: Divided Spirits: Tequila, Meszal and the Politics of Production (by Sarah Bowen)." Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Toronto, ON, Canada. August.

Howard, Philip H. 2016. "Decoding Diversity in the Food System: Wheat and Bread in North America." Presidential address at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Toronto, Canada.

Howard, Philip H. 2015. “Understanding the Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Practices: A Fuzzy-Logic Cognitive Mapping Approach. (Poster) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Madison, WI. August.

Howard, Philip H. & Zach Herrnstadt. 2015. Falconry as an Agritourism Attraction? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Pittsburgh, PA. June.

Howard, Philip H., Chi-Ok Oh & Zach Herrnstadt. 2014. “Are Consumers Willing to Pay More for “Natural” Agricultural Production Practices?” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA. August.

Lindell, C.A., S. Schwiff, P. Curtis, P. Howard, K. Steensma, G. Linz, J. Boulanger, N. Rothwell, J. Carroll, C. Oh, C. Burrows, M. Longstroth, C. Kaiser, D. Lusch, S. Weiferich, H. Henrichs, D. Leigh, M. Shave, R. Eaton, Z. Herrnstadt, A. Anderson. 2014. “Bird Management in Fruit Crops: Economic, Consumer and Biological Perspectives.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science, Orlando, FL. July.

Herrnstadt, Zach & Philip H. Howard. 2013. “For the Birds? The Impacts of Disclosing Bird Management Practices in Fruit Crops.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, East Lansing, MI. June.

Howard, Philip H., Terra Bogart, Alix Grabowski, Rebecca Mino, Nick Molen & Steve Schultze. 2012. “Wine Industry Trends and the Consumer Choice Landscape.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Chicago, IL. July.

Hendrickson, Mary, Philip H. Howard & Harvey James. “Networks, Power and Dependency in the Agrifood Industry.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Chicago, IL. July.

Hendrickson, Mary, Philip H. Howard & Douglas Constance. “Power and Agency in the Neoliberal Era: The State and Transnational Agrifood Firms.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Chicago, IL. July.

Kang, Sanghoon, Sarah Nicholls & Phil Howard. 2012. “Understanding the Structure of the US Hotel Sector Using a Visualization Approach.” (Poster) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Travel and Tourism Research Association, Virginia Beach, VA. June.

Howard, Philip H. & Ginger Ogilvie. 2011. “Concentration in the US Beer Industry.” (Poster) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society and the Annual Meeting of the Community Development Society, Boise, ID. July (first place poster award winner).

Howard, Philip H., Kristin Getter, Bridget Behe & David Conner. 2011. “Grassing Up: Can Pasture-Based Milk Products Be Positively Distinguished from Organic in the Marketplace?” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Missoula, MT. June.

Jaffee, Daniel & Philip H. Howard. 2011. “Fair-Making or Fair-Washing? Corporate Participation in Certified Fair Trade Markets.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Missoula, MT. June.

Howard, Philip H., Chris S. Duvall & Kirk Goldsberry. 2010. “The Illusion of Diversity: Visualizing Ownership in the Soft Drink Industry.” (Poster) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Atlanta, GA. August (first place poster award winner).

Spaniolo, Lia & Philip H. Howard. 2010. "Consumer Preferences for Alternative Eco-Labels: A Qualitative Analysis of Natural Food Store and Food Co-op Shoppers' Motivations and Concerns." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Bloomington, IN. June. Appetite, 56(2), 245.

Howard, Philip H. & Lia Spaniolo. 2009. "Eco-label Preferences of Retail Food Co-op Members and Natural Food Store Customers." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Madison, WI. August.

Howard, Philip H. & Daniel Herriges. 2009. "Visualizing Consolidation in the Seed Industry." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, State College, PA. May.

Howard, Philip H., Margaret Fitzpatrick & Brian Fulfrost. 2009. "Food Environments Surrounding Schools and Rates of Overweight 9th Grade Students in California." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV. March.

Howard, Phil. 2008. "Visualizing Food System Consolidation." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, New Orleans, LA. June.

Jaffee, Dan & Phil Howard. 2008. "Inside or Outside? Responses to Corporate Cooptation of Agrifood Alternatives." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, New Orleans, LA. June.

Howard, Phil. 2007. “Consolidation in the North American Organic Food System.” (Poster) presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Santa Clara, CA. August.

Howard, Phil & Patricia Allen. 2007. “Will Consumers Support a Domestic Version of 'Fair Trade'? Evidence from the United States.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Victoria, BC, Canada. June.

DeLind, Laura & Phil Howard. 2007. “Safe at any Scale? Food Scares, Food Regulation and Scaled Alternatives.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Victoria, BC, Canada. June.

Fulfrost, Brian & Phil Howard. 2007. “Mapping Food Environments: Using GIS to Identify 'Food Deserts' on the Central Coast of California.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA. April.

Recent Outreach

“Is Food Diversity an Illusion?” Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT. February 2016.

“Concentration and Power in the Food System.” Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT. February 2016.

“Concentration and Power in the Food System.” History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science Student Association. Michigan State University. November 2015.

“Concentration and Power in the Food System.” Sociology of Agriculture (ESPM 230), University of California Berkeley. October 2015.

“Consumer Willingness to Pay More for ‘Natural’ Agricultural Production Practices.” Vertebrate Pest Management Working Group, Michigan State University. March 2015.

“How Did We Get Here?” Farming Our Future: The Forces and Faces of 21st Century Agriculture, Less=More Coalition, East Lansing, Michigan. March 2015.

“Visualizing Food and Agricultural Data.” Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan State University. November 2014.

“Visualizing Food and Agricultural Data.” Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University. October 2014.

“Is Food Diversity an Illusion?” Wasatch Community Gardens Food Talks Series, The City Library, Salt Lake City, UT. April 2014.

“The Changing Food System.” Scientific Foundations of Nutrition and Health (NUTR 1020). University of Utah. March 2014.

“Selling Out or Buying In? The Mainstreaming of Organic Food.” Social Soup Lecture Series, Utahns Against Hunger, University of Utah. March 2014.

“The Illusion of Diversity in the Age of Corporate Food Regimes.” Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz. March 2014.

“Consolidation in the Global Seed-Chemical Complex.” Berkeley Food Institute Faculty Workshop, University of California, Berkeley. February 2014.

“Beyond Organic? Globalization, Consolidation and Countermovements.” Kresge College, University of California, Santa Cruz. February 2014.

“Economic Concentration in the Seed Industry: Impacts in the United States.” Presented at “Seed diversity and food security threatened by an overly concentrated EU seed market.” Greens/European Free Alliance conference, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium. January 2014.

“The Changing Food System.” Nutrition Policy (NUTR 6220). University of Utah. January 2014.

“Is Food Diversity an Illusion?” Environmental Justice (ENVST 3365). University of Utah. November 2013.

“The Changing Food System.” Scientific Foundations of Nutrition and Health (NUTR 1020). University of Utah. November 2013.

“Is Food Diversity an Illusion?” Eating for Justice, Sustainability and Health (NUTR 5650/6650). University of Utah. October 2013.

“Is Food Diversity an Illusion?” Salt Lake Eat Local Week, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT. October 2013.

“Global Seed Companies: Who Owns What?” 3rd Annual National Heirloom Exposition, Santa Rosa, CA. September 2013.

“Is Product Diversity in the Supermarket an Illusion?” Food Systems Network; Mizzou Advantage, Division of Applied Social Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. University of Missouri, Columbia. August 2013.

“Seeds of Freedom” (panelist with Rachelle Bostwick, Earthkeeper Farm). Grand Rapids Public Museum. March 2013.

“What Constitutes Fair Trade?” (with Paulette Stenzel, Michigan State University; Andrew Kessel & River Cook, Equal Exchange). East Lansing Food Cooperative. August, 2012.

“Regaining Control of the Food System.” Earthworks Agricultural Training Program, and Connections for Deaf Citizens, Detroit, MI. July, 2012.

“Seeds and Sovereignty” (with Ken Asmus & Steve Grose). Everybody Eats: Cultivating Food Democracy, Lansing, MI. February, 2012.

“Democratizing Drinks: Who Owns Our Beverages.” Everybody Eats: Cultivating Food Democracy, Lansing, MI. February, 2012.


SERVICE

Scholarly and professional organizations

Nominations Committee Chair, Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, June 2016June 2017.

President, Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, June 2015June 2016.

Vice President, Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, June 2014June 2015.

Program Committee Chair, Joint Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society, and the Association for the Study of Food and Society, East Lansing, MI. June, 2013

Editorial Board Member, Agriculture and Human Values, January 2012present.

Council Member, Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, June 2010June 2013.

Chair, Sociology of Agriculture and Food Research Interest Group, Rural Sociological Society, July 2011July 2013.

Chair, Outreach Committee, Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, June 2011June 2012.

Listserv Moderator, Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, April 2011present.

Plenary Discussant. “Engaging and Extending Jim Hightower’s Address: RSS Responses and Reflections.” Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Chicago, IL. July, 2012.

Reviewer: Agriculture & Human Values, 2005present; American Journal of Community Psychology, 2013; Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 2014; City & Society, 2010; Contexts, 2013; Food Policy, 2010, 2011; Health Affairs, 2015; International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 2013, 2015; International Journal of Health Geographics, 2012; International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture & Food, 2012; Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2011, 2012; Journal of Environmental Management, 2009; Journal of Environmental Studies and Science, 2014; Journal of Obesity, 2011; Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 2012; Journal of Rural Studies, 2013, 2016; Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2012; Preventive Medicine, 2012, 2013; Renewable Agriculture & Food Systems, 2012, 2016; Rural Sociology, 20102013; Social Problems, 2013; Sociological Forum, 2015; Sociological Quarterly, 2010; Southern Rural Sociology, 2006, 2009; Sustainability, 2009.

Reviewer: National Science Foundation, 2010; Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2013, USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, 2015.

Department

Chair, Graduate Affairs and Curriculum Committee, 20162017.

Graduate Affairs and Curriculum Committee, 20142016.

Chair, Undergraduate Affairs and Curriculum Committee, 20122013.

Graduate Admissions Committee, 20102012.

Broader community

Member, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, 2015present.

Board Member, East Lansing Food Cooperative. 2012–2014.


AWARDS

Fred Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award, Rural Sociological Society, 2016

First Place Poster Award, Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, 2010 & 2011

Helen Williams Award for Excellence in Collegiate Independent Study, Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning, 2004


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society

Rural Sociological Society