Santa Clara University

Food & Agribusiness Institute

Faculty & Staff

Gregory Baker
Director, Food & Agribusiness Institute, Naumes Family Professor
Dr. Baker has served as the Director for the Food & Agribusiness Institute since 2000. He earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and has taught at Santa Clara since 1988. Read the full profile »
Erika W. French-Arnold
Assistant Director, Food & Agribusiness Institute
Erika's work with the Food & Agribusiness Institute focuses on supporting the FAI MBA concentration and supporting the new undergraduate pathway, Food, Hunger, Poverty, and Environment. She also coordinates FAI's programs, events, and speakers. Read the full profile »
Mike Harwood
Adjunct Faculty Member, Food & Agribusiness Institute
Mike Harwood completed his MBA in Food and Agribusiness at Santa Clara University in 1992. Read the full profile »
Joanne T. Hale
Adjunct Faculty Member, Food & Agribusiness Institute
Joanne is supporting the FAI new undergraduate pathway, Food, Poverty and the Environment as Adjunct Lecturer for the Feeding the World class. She also looks forward to working with FAI?s future immersion trip for undergraduate business students to Nepal and other developing countries. Read the full profile »
Lucy Diekmann
Postdoctoral Scholar
Lucy is currently studying the impact of urban agriculture in Santa Clara County, and what challenges urban agriculture projects in the heart of Silicon Valley face. Read the full profile »
Andrea Rossi Scalco
Visiting Scholar
Andrea Rossi Scalco is a professor at the Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho, São Paulo State, Brazil. She has taught in their Administration course for ten years, and participates in the master's program in Agribusiness and Development at the recently created in Tupã Campus. She is currently working with Dr. Greg Baker on a research project, which aim to analyze the transaction costs for organic farms in California. The study is ongoing and forecasted to be completed by June 2015. Read the full profile »
Clare Gordon
Administrative Assistant, Food & Agribusiness Institute
Clare is the Administrative Assistant for the Food and Agribusiness Institute. She provides administrative support to Erika French-Arnold and Greg Baker. Read the full profile »

Affiliated Faculty Profiles

Mario L. Belotti
W.M. Keck Foundation Professor
Dr. Mario Belotti is the W.M. Keck Foundation Professor. He has been teaching at Santa Clara University since the Fall of 1959. Read the full profile »
Leslie Gray
Executive Director, Environmental Studies Institute
Leslie Gray is currently researching the environmental and equity dimensions surrounding global cotton production, focusing on how the agricultural subsidies given to farmers in wealthy countries affect poor farmers in West Africa. Read the full profile »
S. Andrew "Drew" Starbird
Professor, Operations & Management Information Systems
Dr. S. Andrew Starbird became Dean of the Leavey School of Business on July 1, 2010, following a year serving as interim Dean of the Business School. Read the full profile »

Student Staff Profiles

Jamie Monk
Research Assistant
Jamie is a senior at Santa Clara University and is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She works as a Student Research Assistant for the Food and Agribusiness Institute, working specifically with Dr. Baker's Childhood Obesity Survey. Read the full profile »
Greg Pruett
Events and Outreach Student Manager
Greg Pruett is currently an MBA student in Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. He also works as the Events and Outreach Student Manager for the Food and Agribusiness Institute. Read the full profile »
Courtney Robinson
Research Manager, Food & Agribusiness Institute
Courtney Robinson is currently an MBA student in Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. She also works as a Research Assistant for the Food and Agribusiness Institute. Read the full profile »
Claire Sommer
Student Research Assistant
Claire is about to enter her senior year at SCU, pursing a major in Communications and a minor in Economics. Claire is excited to have joined the FAI team to further her knowledge and understanding of the food and agriculture industry. She conducts research under the instruction of Dr. Baker and Courtney Robinson. Read the full profile »
Max Williamson
Research Assistant, Food & Agribusiness Institute
Max is a senior and looks forward to receiving a degree in economics and a minor in Italian in June. As a research assistant for the FAI, Max currently gleans the freshest data that will create the annual Hunger Index, an index that is produced by SCU in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank. Read the full profile »