Jill Clark, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Ohio State University

Jill Clark is an assistant professor in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.  Jill’s research and service centers on food and agricultural system policy, planning and economic development, along with sustainable food markets and infrastructure. She is interested in the dynamics between urban and rural, producer and consumer, alternative and conventional, and global and local aspects of food systems. Current funded research focuses on opportunities for connecting food security and agricultural economic development policy initiatives, healthy retailing interventions, and policy opportunities for growth of small and mid-size farms engaged in the food system.  Jill provides statewide leadership for the newly forming Ohio Network of Food Policy Councils. Jill has a Ph.D. in geography from Ohio State University and a master’s degree from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Before joining the faculty, Clark directed the Center for Farmland Policy Innovation at Ohio State from its opening in 2006 until her departure in 2012. Before coming to Ohio State, she directed American Farmland Trust’s Ohio office, a national non-profit.

Contact Information

Jill K. Clark, PhD
Assistant Professor, Food Policy
John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Ohio State University
250A Page Hall
1810 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210












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