Associate Professor of Rural Sociology
College of Agricultural Sciences
Email: 
kbrasier@psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
(814) 865-7321
Office Address: 
105B Armsby Building
Biographical: 

My research program focuses on collective action, networks and public participation related to agricultural, natural resource, and environmental issues. Specific research projects include networks and adoption of on-farm conservation technologies; networks as a means for rural and agricultural economic development; community watershed organizations; social and economic impacts of natural resource extraction; land use change and the social and ecological causes and consequences; and the effects of space and scale on farm and environmental decision-making.

Research Summary: 

Collective action, networks and public participation related to agricultural, natural resource, and environmental issues; social and economic impacts of natural resource extraction; land use change and the social and ecological causes and consequences; and the effects of space and scale on farm and environmental decision-making.