Food Tank’s Academic Peer Working Group

Food Tank’s Academic Working Group brings together academic leaders in food, agriculture,  environmental studies, and related fields. This group fosters robust discussions to share best practices, new research, curriculum development, media and other opportunities, peer-to-peer mentoring, events and conference integration, and much, much more. The group also aims to foster coordination around research, reports, current events, and book releases. 

To request an invitation to join or for more information about Food Tank’s Academic Working Group please email Food Tank Co-founder Bernard Pollack at bernard@foodtank.com

Mchezaji "Che" Axum

Director, Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education

University of the District of Columbia

Dr. Molly Anderson

Professor and Director, Academic Program in Food Studies

Middlebury College

Cindy Brison

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Nebraska Extension Educator

University of Nebraska

Dr. Jonathan Crane

Professor and Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought

Emory University

Dr. Diane Cress

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences


Wayne State University

Dr. Megan Dailey

Director of Metropolitan Food & Environmental Systems

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Amy DeLorenzo

Extension Educator, Discovery Partners Institute

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Adam Drewnowski

Professor and Director, Center for Public Health Nutrition

University of Washington

Dr. Matthew Hoffman

Assistant Professor, Food Studies Program

 University of Southern Maine

Dr. Kimberly Jackson

 Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of Food Studies Program


Spellman College

Emily Broad Leib

Clinical Professor of Law and Founding Director, Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic

Harvard University

Dr. Karen Magid

Special Assistant to the President and Director of Sustainability and STEM

Huston-Tillotson University

Dr. William Masters

Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition

Tufts University

Dr. Albie Miles

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Food Systems

University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu

Rachael Miller

Associate Professor of Business

Alaska Pacific University

Dr. Marion Nestle

Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita

New York University

Dr. Jennifer Otten

Associate Professor and Food Systems Director

University of Washington

Dr. Raj Patel

Research Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs

University of Texas, Austin

Dr. Barbara Sattler

Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing and Health Professionals

University of San Francisco

Dr. Taryn Vian

Professor and Co-director, Community and Public Health Practice Concentration

University of San Francisco 

Dr. Beth C. Weitzman

 Professor, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

New York University

Ellen Yee

Professor of Law and the Director of International Programs

Drake University