Department of Human Ecology
Ethan D. Schoolman is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University. Dr. Schoolman is an environmental sociologist whose work focuses primarily on the politics and culture of local food systems, and the implications of robust local and alternative food systems for environmental sustainability, public health, and social justice. Since coming to Rutgers, Dr. Schoolman has directed large-scale surveys of specialty crops growers in the Midwest, farmers in the Highlands region of New Jersey, and vendors at farmers markets in thirteen New Jersey counties. While working on these and other projects, Dr. Schoolman has collaborated with a number of not-for-profit groups and government agencies, including New Jersey Audubon, New Jersey Youth Corps, Elijah’s Promise, and the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Dr. Schoolman’s work has been published in journals spanning a range of disciplines, including Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Ecological Economics, Sociological Forum, Journal of Consumer Culture, and Sustainability Science.At Rutgers, Dr. Schoolman teaches on sustainable food systems, environmental politics, and research methods. He is on the graduate faculties in Sociology, Nutritional Sciences, and at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and he is a faculty affiliate at the New Jersey Institute of Food, Nutrition, and Health.