Institute for Food & Agricultural Literacy Team

The IFAL Team:

The IFAL was established in 2014 by University of California Faculty Peggy Lemaux, Kent Bradford and Pam Ronald. Professor Pamela Ronald serves as the Founding Faculty Director of the IFAL. Shannon Albers (MS, Horticulture & Agronomy) serves as the IFAL Program, Educational and Outreach Coordinator.

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board includes global experts in food and agriculture, including the economic, social and policy impacts of food systems.
• Anne Barnhill, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

• Kent Bradford, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Plant Sciences; Director, Seed Biotechnology Center, University of California, Davis

• Sylvie M. Brouder, PhD, Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University

• Ettore Capri, PhD, Professor of Agricultural Chemistry, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Piacenza, Italy

• David Coil, PhD, Project Scientist, Genome Center, University of California, Davis

• Sarah Davidson-Evanega, PhD, International Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics (adjunct), Cornell University; Director, Cornell Alliance for Science; Senior Associate Director, International Programs CALS

• Jessica Fanzo, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics, Johns Hopkins University

• Sir Charles Godfray, PhD, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford; Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food

• Peggy Lemaux, PhD, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley

• Clare Narrod, PhD, Research Scientist and Manager, Risk Analysis Program, University of Maryland

• Robert Paarlberg, PhD, Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College; Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard

• Matin Qaim, PhD, Professor of International Food Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August University

• Alison Van Eenennaam, PhD, Cooperative Extension Specialist Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis

•Marc Van Montagu, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries, Ghent University; President, European Federation of Biotechnology, Barcelona; President, Public Research and Regulation Initiative, Belgium

• Carl Winter, PhD, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

• David Zilberman, PhD, Professor, Robinson Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Director, BEAHRS Environmental Leadership Program; Faculty Director, Master of Development Practice