Publisher and Editor in Chief: Duncan Hilchey, Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems

Managing Editor: Amy Christian, Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems


Numbering over 150, JAFSCD reviewers include scholars, researchers, graduates students, and academic and nonprofit organization staffers from around the world. All are dedicated to helping us cultivate and reap our four-season crop of high-quality applied research. To qualify as a reviewer, they must have expertise or experience in one or more of the food system domains: production, distribution, and consumption. See our roster of JAFSCD reviewers.


Dr. Colin R Anderson, Coventry University (UK)

Ms. Laura Brown, University of Connecticut Extension (USA)

Dr. Craig A. Chase, Iowa State University (USA)

Dr. Kate Clancy, Food Systems Consultant; Johns Hopkins University; Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture; and Tufts University (USA)

Dr. Nevin Cohen, CUNY School of Public Health (USA)

Dr. David Conner, University of Vermont (USA)

Dr. Cheryl Davida Danley, Food Systems Consultant (USA)

Mary Jo Dudley, Cornell University (USA)

Dr. Cornelia Butler Flora, Iowa State University (USA)

Ms. Julia Freedgood, American Farmland Trust (USA)

Dr. Gilbert W. Gillespie, Harrisdale Homestead, Atlantic, Iowa (USA)

Joanna Green, Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming (Retired) (USA)

Mr. R. Bruce Gregory, Mitchell Bay Farm (USA)

Dr. Shermain Hardesty, University of California-Davis (USA)

Eric Holt-Giménez, Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy (USA)

Dr. John Ikerd, University of Missouri (USA)

Ms. Anupama Joshi, National Farm to School Network (USA)

Dr. Jane Kolodinsky, University of Vermont (USA)

Dr. Larry Lev, Oregon State University (USA)

Mr. Joseph McIntyre, Ag Innovations Network (USA)

Dr. Shawn McKenzie, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (USA)

Dr. Michael Meth, Florida State University (USA)

Michael Meth is Associate Dean, Research and Learning Services, at the Florida State University Libraries. In this role he oversees the public services of the libraries and also guides the assessment team. Prior to joining FSU, Michael was the director of the OISE Library at the University of Toronto, and before that the director of the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga Library. In 2014, Michael was selected as a senior fellow at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and in 2013 participated in Harvard’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians.

Ms. Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman, Cornell University (USA)

Dr. Kent Mullinix, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Canada)

Dr. Scott J. Peters, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, and Cornell University (USA)

Dr. Rich Pirog, Michigan State University (USA)

Dr. Ken Robinson, Clemson University (USA)

Dr. Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists (USA)

Gwen Short, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University

Gwen Short is the Librarian at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, where she can make use of both her library and agricultural experience.  She began her career in libraries in a position at the College of Wooster Science Library. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from Kent State and a B.S. in Agriculture from The Ohio State University.

Dr. John Smithers, University of Guelph (Canada)

Dr. Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University (USA)

Dr. Jennifer Wilkins, Syracuse University (USA)

Dr. Larry Yee, Fairhaven Strategy Group (USA)

Dr. Rami Zurayk, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)



Our work/study students, volunteers, and interns have skills and enthusiasm that benefit both the Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems and JAFSCD. We very much appreciate the time and energy they've shared with us!


Javier Ramirez, 2018–19 and 2019-20 Work/Study Student

Ryan Stasolla, 2018–19 and 2019-20 Work/Study Student

Andres Sanchéz, Summer 2019 and 2019-20 Work/Study Student

Gretchen Burmeister, Spring 2020 Work/Study Student

Emily Desmond, Spring 2020 Work/Study Student

 Michelle Shin, 2015–19 Work/Study Student

Michelle Shin is in the class of 2019 at Cornell University in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Biology and Society with a concentration in environmental justice. Having lived next to Milwaukee, Wisconsin—the most segregated city in the U.S.—for most of her life, she has become very interested in social justice, food systems, and sustainability. She feels honored to be able to work with the Lyson Center and JAFSCD to help address these problems. Michelle fact-checks paper references, writes briefs, and assists with other editorial work.

Anna Delwich portraitAnna Delwiche, 2018–19 Work/Study Student

Anna Delwiche is a member of the class of 2019 at Cornell University in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Government, French, and Classics. A proud Baltimore native, she is interested in issues of social justice and plans to pursue a career in public policy in the future. She is excited to work for the Lyson Center and JAFSCD and explain her knowledge of food systems and sustainability. She assists with checking references and other editorial work. 

Anna Ravenelle, 2015-16 and 2016-17 Work/Study Student

Anna Ravenelle is an English major in the class of 2017 at Cornell University. She has always been passionate about social justice, but working with the Lyson Center has instilled in her a particular interest in food-system issues. She copy-edits paper submissions for JAFSCD and assists with other editorial work as needed.

Michael Glanzel, 2016-17 Work/Study Student

Michael Glanzel is a Cornell University junior majoring in Government and History in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is interested in federal and state policy revolving around issues of food production and distribution. He assists JAFSCD with editorial submissions and database organization.

Carolyn Pascale, 2016 Work/Study Student

Carrie Pascale is a Cornell University junior majoring in Spanish. She is interested in social science research, and has recently become invested in food issues and intersectional social justice issues. She assists JAFSCD with editing submissions and writing briefs, and also manages the journal's social media presence.

Catherine Davie, 2015–16 Work/Study Student

Catherine (Cat) is a Cornell University senior majoring in Biology and Society in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Passionate about food systems work, accessible science, and community outreach, Catherine is enthusiastic about the implementation of interdisciplinary scientific research. She is assisting JAFSCD and the Lyson Center with website design, development of educational online certification programs, and editorial work.

Shreya Mathur, 2014–15 Work/Study Student

Shreya (at right in photo, with JAFSCD managing editor Amy Christian) is a Cornell University freshman planning to major in Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is enthusiastic about food sciences research and its use for public service. She has worked in university laboratories and is co-author of two peer-reviewed papers. She is assisting with fact-checking paper references, writing briefs, and other editorial work.

Stephen Christian, Contract Editor

Stephen Christian has extensive experience writing and editing. He attended Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has edited academic papers and master's theses on a variety of subjects and now lends his expertise to the sharpening of many JAFSCD papers. He lives in upstate New York with his wife, daughter, and multiple dogs, cats, and chickens.

Sonia Banegas, Spring 2014 Work/Study Student

Sonia, Cornell class of 2015, received a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her most recent experience was working in the office of the Bronx Borough President in New York City as a policy and communication intern. She also served as an intern for the NYC Law Department in Bronx Family Court. Sonia helped JAFSCD with the production process by reviewing reference lists of accepted papers and by preparing research and policy briefs for selected papers.

Tracy Lerman, 2013–14 Volunteer Writer

Tracy is a sustainable food systems advocate, researcher, and writer. She recently completed a master's degree in Community Development from UC Davis, where her research focused on local and regional food system development and small farm viability. She has worked in sustainable agriculture and food systems policy advocacy since 2003, at the Organic Farming Research Foundation and other California-based nonprofits. She is based out of New York's Hudson Valley, where her husband is the farm manager at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. She helped to extend JAFSCD's usefulness to practitioners and policy-makers by writing research and policy briefs for selected papers.

Brian Endo, Spring 2014 Work/Study Student

Brian Endo is in the class of 2016 at Cornell University in the College of Agriculture and Life Science's Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Interested in entrepreneurship, he co-founded TauntSF, a clothing company in San Francisco, and Avansa Inc., a nonprofit that helps underprivileged students get the same opportunities as any other students. Since arriving at Cornell from his hometown of Fremont, California, he has developed an energy-saving plan that could save Cornell $1,800 annually and served as a research assistant. He participates in several investments-related clubs, the Cornell Filipino Association, and Cornell Poker Club. He assisted JAFSCD with web research and website optimization.

Jack Hilchey, Summer 2012 and Summer 2013 Intern

Jack graduated in the class of 2015 from Emory University in Atlanta, with a major in visual arts and minor in architectural studies. With excellent writing and editing skills, Jack has proof-read papers and helped those not written by native English speakers to be more clear and polished. He has also done web-based research and database work for the Journal. He is now at Rice University pursuing a masters in architecture.

Tomas Möller-Holtkamp, Summer 2012 Intern

A native of Chile, Tomas received a master's in regional planning (MRP) with a concentration in community and economic development at Cornell University through a Fulbright scholarship. He has a personal interest in food systems growing out of his family's agricultural background; his father runs a food distribution firm in Santiago and has always shared his experience with fresh produce stores, providers and the complexity of handling seasonal variances in the food market.  Tomas spent his internship greatly extending the usefulness of our proprietary Progressive Ag Rankings by converting the data to the mapping system StatSilk. Now renamed the Progressive Agriculture Data Analyst, it allows an amazing level of user manipulation to show progressive ag indices for county, state, regional, and user-defined areas.