P O Box 356 920 Jackson St Sidney NE 69162-4455
Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Jason's work, teaching, and research has focused around the nexus community and environment. Jason served as Watershed Specialist with the Tioga County Conservation District, where he provided educational programming, research, and monitoring related to water quality and quantity, stream stability, nutrient management, and dairy herd management. Jason also worked for the State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, where he permitted and inspected landfills before becoming State Project Manager for the Navy's remediation of the former Adak Naval Air Station and statewide munitions response program advisor. Jason's work experience lead him back to graduate school, where both his thesis and dissertation focused on the nexus of community and environment - assessing how residents responses to outside stimuli resulted in action based toward or around community. After graduate school, Jason worked in the oil and gas industry within Royal Dutch Shell's Pennsylvania assets. As Community Liaison Officer, Jason helped guide the asset's community feedback program as well as helped coach and support other CLOs in the US and Canada. Jason was also engaged with the social responsibility working group within IPIECA, the oil and gas industry's organization focused on environmental and human rights issues. Jason ran a small custom woodworking business for a year and a half after his time with Shell.


  • Ph D, The Pennsylvania State University, 2010
  • MS, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • BS, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Engagement to enhance community: An example of Extension’s land-grant mission in action, Social Sciences, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2019
  • Tradeoffs, balancing, and adaptation in the agriculture-oil and gas nexus: Insights from farmers and ranchers in the United States, Energy Research and Social Science, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2019

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