Center for Food Systems and Sustainability

The people who make up CENFOODS.


Leadership

Affiliates

 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Name Title Department/Unit
Benham Abasht Associate Professor Animal & Food Sciences
FNU Ahsanuzzaman Post Doctoral Researcher Applied Economics & Statistics
Albert Armstrong Farm Manager Newark Farm
Susan Barton Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Jules Bruck Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Valann Budischak Extension Agent II Cooperative Extension
Jeffrey Buler Associate Professor Entomology & Wildlife Ecology
Anastasia Chirnside Assistant Professor Entomology & Wildlife Ecology
Nicole Donofrio Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Emmalea Ernest Associate Scientist Cooperative Extension
Erik Ervin Chair and Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Thomas Evans Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Jeffry Fuhrmann Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Karen Gartley Manager and Program Director, UD Soil Testing Program Plant & Soil Sciences
Nancy Gregory Extension Agent III Plant & Soil Sciences
Dallas Hoover Professor Animal & Food Sciences
Mark Isaacs Associate Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Deb Jaisi Associate Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Yan Jin Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Rolf Joerger Associate Professor Animal & Food Sciences
Gordon Johnson Assistant Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Kali Kniel Professor Animal & Food Sciences
Alyssa Koehler Assistant Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Jarrod Miller Assistant Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Carrie Murphy Extension Agent III Cooperative Extension
David Owens Extension Specialist I Cooperative Extension
Leah Palm-Forster Assistant Professor Applied Economics & Statistics
Mark Parcells Professor Animal & Food Sciences
Michael Popovich UD Farm Natural Resource and Fresh to You Manager Newark Farm
Wei Qian Assistant Professor Applied Economics & Statistics
Mark Rieger Dean and Professor
Plant & Soil Sciences
Michelle Rodgers Associate Dean and Associate Professor CANR & Cooperative Extension
Donald Sparks Unidel S. Hallock duPont Chair Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Erin Sparks Assistant Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Tara Trammell John Bartram Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry
Plant & Soil Sciences
Rodrigo Vargas Associate Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Jennifer Volk Extension Specialist II Cooperative Extension
Anna Wik Assistant Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Randall Wisser Associate Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
K. Eric Wommack Deputy Dean and Professor Plant & Soil Sciences
Changqing Wu Associate Professor Animal & Food Sciences

 

College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Name Title Department/Unit
Clara Chan Associate Professor Geological Sciences
Kyle Davis Assistant Professor Geography
Holly Michael Unidel Fraser Russell Career Development Chair in Environment Associate Professor Geological Sciences
Pinki Mondal Assistant Professor Geography
Lindsay Naylor Assistant Professor Geography

 

College of Engineering

Name Title Department/Unit
Daniel Cha Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering
Michael Chajes Professor Civil & Environmental Engineer
Yu-Ping Chin Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering
Raul Lobo Claire D. LeClaire Professor Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Julie Maresca Associate Professor Civil & Environmental Engineer

 

College of Arts and Sciences

Name Title Department/Unit
Kelly Cobb Assistant Professor Fashion & Apparel Studies
McKay Jenkins Cornelius A. Tilghman Professor English

 

College of Education and Human Development

Name Title Department/Unit
Allison Karpyn Associate Professor Human Development & Family Sciences
Tara Tracy Research Coordinator Center for Research in Education & Social Policy

 

UD Administration and Facilities

Name Title Department/Unit
Michelle Bennett Manager, Sustainability Sustainable Energy & Engineering
Anshuman Razdan (AR) Associate Vice President for Research Development Research Office

Undergraduate Internships

CENFOODS will fund approximately 10 undergraduate internship, research, and extension opportunities in Food Systems and Sustainability in 2018-2020.

Learn more about these opportunities

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Research and extension

In addition to an internship program, the center integrates research, education, and community outreach.

Learn about our seed grants >