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

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

2013-2014. Visiting Scholar, Division of Nutrition, University of Utah

2012-2013. Associate Professor, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, Michigan State University

2006-2012. Assistant Professor, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, Michigan State University

2002-2006. Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz.

2000-2001. Research Assistant, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri.

1998-2000. Research Assistant, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

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

Constance, Douglas H., Mary Hendrickson, Philip H. Howard & William D. Heffernan. Economic Concentration in the Agrifood System: Impacts on Rural Communities and Emerging Responses. 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. Forthcoming 2014.

Getter, Kristin L., Bridget K. Behe, Philip H. Howard, David S. Conner & Lia M. Spaniolo. (forthcoming 2014). Increasing Demand for Pasture-Based Dairy: What Attributes and Images Do Consumers Want? 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. (forthcoming 2014). Agribusiness Concentration: Globalization, Market Power, and Resistance. 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, 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.

EXHIBITION

agriART: Companion Planting for Social & Biological Systems. 2009. Fine Arts Gallery, George Mason University, April 21 - May 15.

TEACHING

Courses Taught

  • Community Food and Agricultural Systems (ESA 343), Spring 2008-2013
  • Survey of Research Methods (ACR 802), Fall 2006-2012
  • Community, Food and Agriculture: A Survey (ACR 811), Fall 2006-2008, 2010, 2012
  • Ecolabels & Sustainability (ACR 890), Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011
  • The Political Ecology of Beverages (ACR 891), Spring 2012

Guest Lectures at Michigan State University

“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.

“Retail Food Access and Inequality." Sustainable and Climate Resilient Cities (Urban Planning 400/800). February 2013, February 2011.

“Visualizing Data.” Introduction to Environmental Studies and Agriscience (ESA 200). December 2012.

“Social Impacts of Food Systems.” Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Integrated Synthesis (Crop and Soil Sciences 424). September 2011.

“Retail Food Access in the United States.” Engagement and Reflection (Residential College in the Arts and Humanities 292B). September 2010.

“Retail Food Access in the United States.” Introduction to the Sustainable City (Urban Planning 400/800). February 2010, February 2009.

“Consumer Interests in Ecolabels.” Organic Produce Direct Marketing (Horticulture 256). October 2009.

“Who Owns Organic?” Organic Farming Principles and Practices (Horticulture 251). April 2009, April 2008, April 2007.

“Consolidation in the Food System.” Introduction to Environmental Studies (Resource Development 200). November 2007, April 2007.

PRESENTATIONS

Professional Organizations and Societies

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.

Outreach

“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 2013.

“Selling Out or Buying In? The Mainstreaming of Organic Food.” Social Soup Lecture Series, Utahns Against Hunger, University of Utah. March 2013.

“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.

“Consolidation in the Organic Industry.” Food & Society. Washington State University, Vancouver (via webcam). October, 2011.

“Organic Food, Fad or Here to Stay?” Herbruck’s Organic Seminar, Saranac, MI. February, 2011.

“Regaining Control of the Food System.” Chancellor’s Seminar Series, Washington State University, Vancouver. December, 2010.

“Visualizing the Agrifood System: Presenting Abstract Information in More Intuitive Ways." Agrifood in Action Brown Bag Series, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, Michigan State University. April, 2010.

"Small-Scale Food Production and Policy.” Food & Politics. Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ (via webcam). April, 2010.

"Global Seed Companies: Who Owns What?" Michigan Organic Conference, East Lansing, MI. March, 2010.

"Food for Life!” 35th Anniversary Celebration and Member Meeting, Sevananda Natural Foods Co-op, Atlanta, GA. November, 2009.

“Who Owns Organic? Consolidation in an Emerging North American Food Industry.” Sustainable Food System Speaker Series, University of Michigan. April, 2009.

“Who Owns Organic? Consolidation in an Emerging North American Food Industry.” Center for Advanced Study of International Development and Women and International Development Program, Friday Forum, Michigan State University. October, 2008.

“Organic, Inc.: Who Owns Your Organic Food?” College of Liberal Arts, and Center for Social & Environmental Justice, Washington State University Vancouver. October, 2008.

“Organic Consolidation.” Provender Alliance Annual Meeting, Hood River, OR. October, 2008.

“The Consolidation of the Organic Industry.” Equal Exchange Retreat, Norton, MA. June, 2008.

“Consumer Interest in Food System Topics: Implications for Educators.” University of Minnesota Extension, Food Science Journal Hour (conference call). April, 2008.

“E. coli and Industry Consolidation.” Michigan Organic Conference, East Lansing, MI. March, 2008.

“Consumer Interests and Preferences Regarding Sustainably Produced Food: A Look at California Central Coast and National Perspectives.” Jan Perez and Phil Howard, Sustainable Agriculture Expo, Paso Robles, CA. November, 2007.

“Consolidation in the Food System.” Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture. Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz. July, 2007.

“Local, Humane, or Domestic 'Fair Trade' Labels? Looking for the Next 'Organic.'” Department of Human and Community Resource Development, Ohio State University. March, 2007.

“Be Careful What You Wish For: The Mainstreaming of Organic Food.” Ohio State University Social Responsibility Initiative in partnership with Local Matters, Columbus, Ohio. March, 2007.

“Who Owns Organic?” Michigan Organic Conference, East Lansing, MI. March, 2007.

“What Do Consumers Want?” Choices: Take It Slow Conference. C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems, East Lansing, MI. March, 2007.

“Structure and Change in the Agri-food System: A View from the Other Side of Campus.” Department of Sociology. Michigan State University. February, 2007.

SERVICE

Scholarly and professional organizations

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.

Panel Moderator. “Scaling Up Local Food: Can It Be Done?” University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Net Impact Fall Conference (Purpose Driven Profits), Ann Arbor, MI. October, 2011.

Panel Discussant. “State of Organic Seed: Advancing the Viability and Integrity of Organic Seed Systems.” The Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Missoula, MT. June, 2011.

Roundtable Participant. “Why AFHVS Needs Student Members and Why Students Need AFHVS.” The Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Missoula, MT. June, 2011.

Discussant. “Organic Agriculture and Agri-Environmental Governance: Farmer Responses, Perceptions and Justifications.” The Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Atlanta, GA. August, 2010.

Chair. “Listening to the Grassroots: Methodological Challenges in Agri-food Studies.” The Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, Bloomington, IN. June, 2010.

Panel Discussant, "Explorations in Teaching and Engaging Students in Agrifood System Studies." The Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Manchester, NH. July, 2008.

Sociology of Agriculture and Food Interest Group Planning Committee for the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, 2007.

Field Trip Organizer, Sociology of Agriculture and Food Interest Group, the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, 2007.

Chair. “Knowledge Politics in Agrifood Systems.” The Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Santa Clara, CA. August, 2007.

Organizer and Chair. “In Everyone's Best Interest? Food Regulations, Scale and Legitimation.” The Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. Victoria, BC, Canada. June, 2007.

Panel Discussant. “Community-Based Research as Teaching Pedagogy.” The Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Louisville, Kentucky. August, 2006.

Facilitator, Business Meeting World Cafe. The Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Louisville, Kentucky. August, 2006.

Roundtable Participant. “Conducting Community-Based Research to Diversify Voices: Teaching, Scholarship and Service through Community Engagement.” The Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Sacramento, California. August, 2004.

Reviewer: Agriculture & Human Values, 2005present; American Journal of Community Psychology, 2013; City & Society, 2010; Contexts, 2013; Food Policy, 2010, 2011; International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 2013; 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 Obesity, 2011; Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 2012; Journal of Rural Studies, 2013; Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2012; Preventive Medicine, 2012, 2013; Renewable Agriculture & Food Systems, 2012; Rural Sociology, 20102013; Social Problems, 2013; Sociological Quarterly, 2010; Southern Rural Sociology, 2006, 2009; Sustainability, 2009.

Reviewer: National Science Foundation, 2010; Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2013

University

Reviewer, Strategic Partnership Grant Program, 2011, 2012.

Reviewer, Sustainable Agriculture Special Research Project. 2010.

Dean’s Representative. PhD Dissertation Defense. 2008.

Poster Judge, University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum. 2008.

Adviser, Ecological Food and Farm Stewardship student organization, Michigan State University. 20072009.

University Food Systems Committee, Michigan State University, 20062008.

Department

Chair, Undergraduate Affairs and Curriculum Committee, 2012-2013.

Graduate Admissions Committee, 20102012.

Faculty Affairs Committee, 20082010.

Undergraduate Affairs and Curriculum Committee, 20062008.

Reviewer, George and Nancy Axinn International Scholarship, 2011.

Reviewer, Gilbert W. Mouser Scholarship in Conservation and Environmental Education, 2009.

Seminar Organizer, "Public Interest in Local and Organic Foods: Analysis of a Typology of Ohio Consumers." Jeff Sharp, The Ohio State University. February, 2008.

Seminar Organizer, "Community Organization and Disaster: A Study of Relief and Recovery Services in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina." John J. Green, Delta State University. November, 2007.

Broader community

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

Consultant, Project FIT, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 2009–2011.

Founding Member, Santa Cruz County Food System Network. 2004–2006.

Founding Member, Missouri Action Research Connection, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Organization linking community organizations with research needs to faculty and student researchers, 1999–2002.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society

Rural Sociological Society