Faculty: Master of Science in Food Systems and Society at Marylhurst

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Meet the Marylhurst Food Systems & Society faculty who are industry leaders, known for their work in social equity, political economic structures and policy change impacting food systems.  These same faculty are also recipients of glowing student reviews, recognized for their commitment to critical analysis, writing and communication skills which prepare students to further their food systems & society impact.

Sean Gillon - Food Systems Faculty - Marylhurst University

Sean Gillon, Ph.D.

Dr. Gillon serves the Marylhurst community as Chair of the Interdisciplinary & Liberal Arts department and Assistant Professor of Food Systems and Society. As a dedicated educator, Dr. Gillon believes its his responsibility to encourage students to become lifelong, active learners and engaged citizens. His research engagements have included analyses of the politics of US food and agricultural policy, organic food regulation, the social and ecological dimensions of biofuel production, livestock production and food system labor, water quality and climate change’s influence on food systems, nutrient management in dairy agriculture, and agroecological knowledge and practice.   Read more…

Patricia Allen, Ph.D.

With a Doctorate of Sociology and a Master’s in International Agricultural development, Patricia Allen serves the Marylhurst University community as an Associate Professor of Food Systems & Society. Before coming to Marylhurst, Patricia Allen served as Director of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Read more…

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