Ann R. Tickamyer is professor and head of the department of agricultural economics and rural sociology at Pennsylvania State University and a Carsey Senior Fellow. Previously, she was professor of sociology, chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and a past presidential research scholar at Ohio University. Prior to joining the faculty at OU in 1996, she was professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on rural poverty and inequality; gender, work, and development; and social welfare provision in the United States and Indonesia. This work has been supported by numerous grants and is published in leading journals and books. She is co-editor of two books, Communities of Work: Rural Restructuring in Local and Global Context and The Sociology of Spatial Inequality. Currently, she is working on two projects: a longitudinal study of the impacts of welfare reform in Appalachian communities and the relationship between gender and social welfare provision in rural Indonesian villages. She teaches in the areas of poverty and inequality, gender and development, and social research methods. She is a past president of the Rural Sociological Society and a past editor of Rural Sociology.
Ann holds a doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1979).