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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Follow Your Passion

Learn how AEDE Senior Ryanna Tietje found her passion: 

Ryanna Tietje

AEDE Senior Ryanna Tietje

  • I am eager to use the knowledge gained and network formed to advance my family’s farm in Northwest Ohio. In addition, I am excited to begin a career in farm financial management or grain risk management, where I can work with those in agriculture to optimize their farming operations.

 AEDE is where you will find and follow your passion. Our expert faculty research a broad range of fields, but what makes AEDE so special is our faculty's connection to their passions and support for one another. Learn about our faculty questions; their research is striving to answer: 


Elena Irwin

Dr. Elena Irwin​​​​​​

"How do different types of capital (natural, manufactured, human, social) contribute to the sustainability of a region?" - Distinguished Professor, Elena Irwin 

"How can we best design health and environmental regulations to adress sociatal inequties?"
- Associate Professor, Alex Hollingsworth


Alex HollingsworthDr. Alex Hollingsworth 

Brian Roe
Dr. Brian Roe

"How do people interpret certain food labeling claims
such as “organic,” “non-GMO,” “eco-friendly,” “low
sugar,” etc.?" 

- Fred N. VanBuren Professor of Farm Management, Brian Roe

"What are things that can prevent employees, units
and organizations from achieving their goals?"
Professor of Practice, Undergraduate Program Leader and Internship Coordinator, Anna Parkman

Anna ParkmanDr. Anna Parkman