Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

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Policies and Procedures Handbook for Students

Purpose of the Handbook

This handbook provides all students at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Friedman School) with the rules and regulations that apply between their first registration in the Friedman School and the receipt of an M.S. or Ph.D. degree. It describes the procedures, requirements, expectations, and recommended timing for completion of the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and the consequences of non-compliance.

Students are responsible for knowing and complying with these procedures.

Hugh Joseph

Hugh Joseph is an adjunct assistant professor at the Friedman School. His research pertains to food systems, sustainable diets, community food security, local food systems, and beginning farmers. Current research is specifically focused on sustainable dietary guidance, refugee farming, farmers’ markets, and produce quality and marketing. His past research areas included elder nutrition service programs, community food assessment, the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, environmental dietary guidelines for sustainability, cost-benefit for nutrition programs, and immigrant farming.

Robert F. Houser

Robert Francis Houser is a quantitative psychologist with backgrounds in behavioral psychology, social psychology, behavior modification, educational psychology, and quantitative research methods.  He is an assistant professor and statistical programmer/analyst at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy where he teaches several statistics and research methodology courses.

Eileen Kennedy

Eileen Kennedy is a former dean of the Friedman School. Currently a professor at the school, Kennedy's research interests include assessing the health, nutrition, diet and food security impacts of policies and programs; nutrient density and diet diversity; and agriculture nutrition linkages. She is a member of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the UN Committee on World Food Security.

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

In 1998, New Entry was launched by The Friedman School in order to develop a cost-effective strategy to integrate recent immigrants and refugees with farming backgrounds into Massachusetts agriculture. In 2007, New Entry conducted a broad environmental analysis of the burgeoning food movement and expanded its target audience to beginning farmers of all backgrounds with a desire to grow food to create a resilient local food economy.

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Jennifer Hashley

Jennifer Hashley is the Director for the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. Prior to becoming Project Director in 2006, Jennifer was the New Entry Project Coordinator for five years. Jennifer is a leader in local food systems work focusing on beginning farmer development.

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