Rural America

Rural America

At Carsey, interdisciplinary teams conduct research on changing rural communities with special attention to how environmental stewardship, local energy production, and cultural development can revitalize these communities and the families in them. Carsey researchers develop valuable tools and build knowledge to help a wide variety of stakeholders--from development practitioners to policy makers and the media--understand how different rural areas experience social and economic change. Raising awareness and understanding about conditions in rural America is the first step to building constituencies and policies that will push for needed rural reform.

A key component of Carsey’s rural America work involves purposeful collaboration between university researchers and community development practitioners to improve understanding of the factors involved in successful development interventions and the ingredients needed to take them to scale.

Works in Progress

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Research Experts

Co-Director, NH Listens

Research Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Vulnerable Families Research Scientist

Director, Institute for Emerging Issues
Senior Fellow

Senior GIS Technician

Research Director, AGree
Senior Fellow

Deputy Director

Professor, Department of Sociology
Master in Public Policy Faculty
Senior Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program
Associate Director, Professional Education, University of Colorado Boulder
Master in Community Development Policy and Practice Faculty
Faculty Fellow

Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education, The Pennsylvania State University
Senior Fellow

Senior Demographer

Director of the Cornell Population Center and the Ferris Family Professor in the Departments of Policy Analysis & Management and Sociology at Cornell University
Senior Fellow

Director of Research on Vulnerable Families

Dean, College of Public Policy, University of Texas at San Antonio
Senior Fellow

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Master in Community Development Policy and Practice Faculty
Master in Public Policy Faculty
Faculty Fellow

Family Demographer

Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University
Senior Fellow

Senior Faculty Fellow