Agricultural and Resource Economics M.S.

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Program overview

The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Agricultural and Resource Economics provides students with the training to succeed in a competitive Ph.D. program, while offering the perspectives and skills necessary to work for an agribusiness firm or government agency. The program was developed to provide advanced study and experience in natural resources management, field ecology, environmental science and related fields that are not readily available at other local colleges and universities.

Qualified students who are admitted to the M.S. program receive a generous financial compensation package and have access to the resources necessary to conduct high-quality research.

A thesis project is required for graduation; however, this is completed under the advisement and supervision of exceptional faculty.

The deadline to be considered for funding is February 1, but applications after the deadline will be accepted under special circumstances.

Graduate students

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Daniel Bass

Hometown: Marlboro, New Jersey

Research interests: Ecotourism, land/resource conservation, benefit-cost analysis, and carbon taxes

Hobbies: Traveling, rock climbing, hiking, cooking

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Lindsey E. Kelley

Hometown: Dennis, Massachusetts

Research interests: Environmental economics with a focus on water quality, environmental cost-benefit analysis, and environmental regulation and policy

Hobbies: Horseback riding, reading about political economy, and volunteering at animal shelters

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Pius Lwiyiso Kilasy

Hometown: Njombe, Tanzania

Research interests: Consumer preferences on rice products, cost-benefit analysis and farm accounting, and adoption and uses of improved rice seeds

Hobbies: Sports, music, traveling, volunteering, reading and writing

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Julia Parker

Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware

Research interests: Sustainable development and incentivizing prosocial behavior

Hobbies: Tennis, reading, and keeping houseplants alive

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Stevi Tsigkou

Hometown: Kalamata, Greece

Research interests: Food policy, behavioral economics, mechanisms of choice

Hobbies: Running, mountaineering, reading books, volunteering and community activities

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Lily DeCaro

Hometown: Madison, New Jersey

Research interests: Consumer preferences and all things food

Hobbies: Gardening, running, dogs, and traveling

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Melissa Langer

Hometown: Doylestown, PA (outside of Philadelphia)

Research interests: Social networks, food preferences and diet choice, and water quality  

Hobbies: Hiking, going on adventures, spending time outdoors, reading, hanging with friends, playing pool, and throwing on the pottery wheel

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Mona Mapunda

Hometown: Morogoro, Tanzania

Research interests: Women in agriculture and women empowerment

Hobbies: Gardening, exploring natural vegetation, and singing

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Adam Pollack

Hometown: Montclair, New Jersey

Research interests: Aquaculture, natural resource management, experimental economics, and consumer preferences

Hobbies: Strategic tabletop boardgames and card games, backpacking, cooking, and listening to 70’s and 80’s music 

Faculty advisors

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