Affiliates of the Center for Rural Studies

Michael W-P Fortunato, Ph.D. Director


 Shannon Lane, Ph.D.


Gene L. Theodori, Ph.D. Founder

Community; Natural Resources and Environmental Sociology;Rural Sociology


Alessandro Bonanno, Ph.D. Founding Chair

Agriculture; Farming; Food Production and Concentration; Farm and Rural Labor; Global Food Networks

Jin Young Choi, Ph.D.


Health/Health Care Disparities; Immigrant and Minority Health; Community Health; Health Policy; and Research Methodology and Statistics  

Victoria Constance, Ph.D.



William Crockford, Ph.D.


Low Volume Roads, Drainage, General Aviation Airports, 3-D Solid Modeling and Stress Analysis, Manufacturing, Patents

James Crosby, Ph.D., LSSP


Rural Education and Psychological Service Delivery; Bullying/Peer Victimization

Furjen Deng, Ph.D.


Cancer Disparities in

the Asian American Community; Quality of Life Among Cancer Patients; Program Evaluation; Community-Based Participatory Research

Karen Douglas, Ph.D.


Water; Water Resources

Colter Ellis, Ph.D.; Research Associate


Social Psychology; Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods; Gender; Environmental Sociology

Cheryl L. Hudec, M.A.

Youth development, health, community development

Aiman Kuzmar, Ph.D.

Transportation Engineering, Safety in Transportation Systems, Engineer and Engineering Technology Education, Construction Management and Construction Safety

Ann Theodori, Ph.D.



Stacy Ulbig, Ph.D.


Public Opinion Polling; Focus Group Research; Constituent Attitudes and Behavior Related to Local Government; Program Evaluation

Art Wolfskill, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Agribusiness


Small Business Finance; A

gribusiness Decisionmaking; Alternative Energy for Farmers

Clayton Wukich, Ph.D.


Emergency and Disaster Management; State and Local Government; Energy and Environmental Policy

Faruk Yildiz, Ph.D.


Renewable Energy and STEM Education in K-12 Schools

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