Philip Howard, PhD

Community, Agriculture, Recreation & Resource Studies

More information- Associate Professor, Michigan State University

Phillip teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Community, Food and Agriculture. His research focuses on the “food system”. 

His scholarly interests focus on 1) characterizing structural changes in the food system, such as consolidation, 2) exploring the impacts of these changes on communities, such as inequalities in retail food access, and 3) assisitng communities to respond positively to these changes, such as developing ecolables. The methods he uses include data visualization, surveys, focus groups, and multilevel regression modeling.


  • Concentration and Power in the Food System - New book by CRFS Affiliate Philip H. Howard

    January 28, 2016

    Concentration and Power in the Food System Who Controls What We Eat? Book by Philip H. Howard Associate Professor at Michigan State University. He is also President of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems. It will be released February 25th 2016 and is available for preorder.