Parkman is a department lecturer who teaches courses in Principles of Agribusiness Management, Human Resource Management in Small Businesses, Internship in Agribusiness and Applied Economics, and Strategic Management. Most recently, Parkman was an Associate Professor of Management & Organizational Behavior at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio where she served as the Director of Graduate Business Programs.
Research focuses on agricultural markets, trade and policy, especially the impact of policy reform on agricultural markets. Thompson also researches the use of commodity futures markets as a risk management tool, agricultural policy analysis and has studied the effects of reforming the European Common Agricultural Policy.
Research focus is agricultural and environmental economics, agricultural marketing, information policy, behavioral economics, product quality, food waste, and food labeling. Roe leads the Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative, has a USDA funded project focused on local food and school lunch programs, and works with an NSF-funded multidisciplinary team to manage Lake Erie water quality.
Plakias is an agricultural economist focusing on the domestic food system, with a particular interest in how farmers and other food system stakeholders work together both within markets and outside of them. She has recent and ongoing work in the areas of farm organization governance, farmer voting and marketing decisions, farmer peer effects, and universities as food system stakeholders. In addition to her academic work, Plakias has seven years of governance experience in the consumer food cooperative sector.
Miranda’s research focuses on agricultural finance, agricultural risk management and insurance, and food security in developing countries. His research has produced one book, which has been adopted by seven of the top ten ranked doctoral programs in Economics in the world; over 50 peer-reviewed articles, two of which are among the three most frequently cited articles in the field of “agricultural insurance”; and several computational modeling and risk management software packages.
Katchova conducts research and outreach on U.S. agricultural financial and economic issues including agribusiness management and marketing, farm income, farm financial stress and bankruptcy, farmland value and cash rents, and local foods. She currently chairs the Farm Income Enhancement Program, serves as an Executive Board Director for the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and an editorial board member for Agribusiness: An International Journal and the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics