Samantha L. Mosier is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at East Carolina University. She is the author of Creating Organic Standards in U.S. States: The Diffusion of State Organic Food and Agriculture Legislation and co-author of Performance Measurement in Sustainability Programs: Lessons from American Cities.
Previously, she served as an Assistant Professor at Missouri State University and a council member of the Greene County Missouri Extension Council. In addition, her research has also appeared in such outlets as Food Policy, Environment and Planning C, and Environmental Management. Her research focuses on sustainable food and agriculture and local sustainability initiatives in the United States, including university-community partnerships.
Previous and ongoing research aims to uncover the conditions for which sustainability initiatives and efforts are possible and to provide a roadmap for how current efforts could be enhanced. Dr. Mosier has appeared on C-SPAN and public radio outlets, and she is able to speak on a range of subjects including sustainability, university-community partnerships, food labeling (organic, natural, GMO), the Farm Bill, policy development, and policy diffusion.
She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Colorado State University (2014), a M.P.A. from Auburn University Montgomery (2009), and a B.A. in Public Affairs from Huntingdon College (2007).