The Environmental Studies Program and the Agriculture Food and Environment Program are excited to welcome Dr. Kevin Cody as the inaugural Hoch Cunningham Professor of the Practice in Food Systems.
Kevin is ideally suited to bridge the two schools through his teaching and his work with New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. He has worked for years in the food system. As Farmer Training Program Manager at New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Kevin Cody develops pathways to generate and sustain new and beginning farmers. Prior to New Entry, Kevin was a faculty member in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the University of Northern Colorado where developed experiential and community-engaged courses. In addition, he developed and managed the university’s student farm program. While in Colorado he served as the Executive Director of a non-profit that promoted economic development in the regional food system. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he explored the internationalization of alternative food networks, including organic supply chains.
While a Professor of the Practice at Tufts, Kevin will teach one course each semester for two years, and continue his work at New Entry while building up new cross-school programming. We look forward to officially welcoming him this Fall and kicking off this exciting new partnership between the School of Arts & Sciences and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Visit the Fall 2020 course listing to read about Kevin’s Fall 2020 class on Global Alternative Food Networks.