I teach courses in our Agribusiness Management (AG BM) undergraduate major and in our Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics (EEFE) graduate program. Currently, much of my research investigates (i) pricing and marketing behavior by food manufacturing and retailing firms, (ii) food purchasing behavior by households, and (iii) the impact of the food environment on the overall healthfulness of food purchases. My research often relies on micro-level scanner data that reflect the food purchases of individual households. Organic food and agriculture is one of my specific interests.

Research Interests

Pricing Behavior by Food Retailing Firms; Food Purchasing Behavior by Households; The impact of Food Environment on the overall healthiness of food purchases


  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, University of Maryland, 1997
  • B.A., Economics, Wesleyan University, 1984