Molly D. Anderson

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Food Studies

 Fall 2016: Wed 2:00- 4:00 and by appointment (email is best)
 Robert A. Jones '69 House 202

Molly Anderson is organizing a program in Food Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont, where she teaches about hunger and food security, fixing food systems, and sustainability. She is especially interested in multi-actor collaborations for sustainable food systems, sustainability metrics and assessment, food system resilience, human rights in the food system, food security and the right to food in the US and other industrialized countries, and the transition to a post-petroleum food economy.  She is also interested in bridging interests and concerns of academicians and community-based activists.  She is involved in food system planning at the state and regional scales, participates in the regional Food Solutions New England network and the national Inter-Institutional Network for Food, Agriculture & Sustainability, and is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food).  She was a Coordinating Lead Author on the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science & Technology for Development (IAASTD) and served on the Board of the Community Food Security Coalition for 6 years. She has worked as a private consultant for domestic and international organizations, with Oxfam America, and at Tufts University, where she was the founding Director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Graduate Program in the School of Nutrition Science & Policy and directed Tufts Institute of the Environment for 2 years.  Molly earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Systems Ecology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. and M.S. in natural resource management and a certificate in Latin American Studies from Colorado State University.

Courses  developed for or taught at Middlebury:

INTD 280 Middlebury's Foodprint:  Introduction to Food Systems (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)

INTD 281 Food Power & Justice (Spring 2016)

INTD 480 Hunger, Food Security & Food Sovereignty (Fall 2015)

ENVS 401B Environmental Studies Capstone - Food and Agriculture (Spring 2016)

INTD 310 Agroecology (Fall 2016)

INTD 311 Fixing Food Systems (Spring 2017)

SUMR 1002 Exploring Food Systems (SUMR 2016)


Program in Environmental Studies

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
531 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753