Timothy Griffin
Associate Professor

  • Associate Professor in Nutrition, Agriculture, and Sustainable Food Systems
  • Water: Systems Science and Society (WSSS) - Steering Committee Member
  • Chair of the Division of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Tufts Institute for the Environment (TIE) - Faculty Co-Director
  • Center for International Environmental and Resource Policy, Fletcher School - Affiliated Faculty
  • Program Director, Agriculture Food and Environment Degree Program

Timothy Griffin is the director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment program, as well as an associate professor at the Friedman School. His primary interests are the intersection of agriculture and the environment, and the development and implementation of sustainable production systems.

Griffin's current research is focused on the environmental impacts of agriculture (nutrient flows, carbon retention and loss, and climate change), and impacts of policy on adoption of agricultural practices and systems. His past research responsibilities have included field and lab components addressing: crop management, alternative crop development, short- and long-term effects of cropping systems on potato yield and quality, management strategies to improve soil quality, manure nitrogen and phosphorus availability, soil carbon sequestration and cycling, emission of greenhouse gases from high-value production systems, and grain production for organic dairy systems.


  • Ph.D., 1990, Crop and Soil Science, Michigan State University
  • M.S., 1986, Agronomy, University of Nebraska
  • B.S., 1984, Forage and Range Management, University of Nebraska