Mark Brennan

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Professor, Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education

Research Summary

Role of community and leadership development in the community, youth, and rural development process; community action, civic engagement, youth development, locally based natural resource management, economic development, and social justice.

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Recent Publications

Of regiments and radicals: The critical need for empowering youth as radical agents of change

Brennan, M. A., Dolan, P. & Odera, E., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Education, Citizenship and Social Justice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Understanding paths and options for youth citizenship and social justice

Odera, E. L., Davis, J., Brennan, M. & Dolan, P., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Education, Citizenship and Social Justice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Perception of organic farmers towards organic agriculture and role of extension

Alotaibi, B. A., Yoder, E., Brennan, M. A. & Kassem, H. S., May 2021, In: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 28, 5, p. 2980-2986 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Understanding and assessing construct validity of the social provisions scale: Implications for youth development

Osmane, S., Brennan, M. & Dolan, P., 2021, In: Journal of Youth Development. 16, 4, p. 183-201 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Beyond Participation: A Case Study of Youth As Researchers and Community Development in North Philadelphia

Malcolm, J., Brennan, M., Webster, N. & Dolan, P., 2020, In: Community Development. 51, 5, p. 703-720 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Training needs of extension agents’ regarding organic agriculture in Saudi Arabia

Alotaibi, B. A., Yoder, E., Brennan, M. A. & Kassem, H. S., Dec 2019, In: Evaluation and Program Planning. 77, 101711.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Predictors of leadership skills of Pennsylvanian youth

Osmane, S. & Brennan, M., May 27 2018, In: Community Development. 49, 3, p. 341-357 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Peru potato potential: Biodiversity conservation and value chain development

Tobin, D., Bates, R. M., Brennan, Jr., M. A. & Gill, T., Feb 1 2018, In: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 33, 1, p. 19-32 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Another look at college student’s ratings of course quality: data from Penn State student surveys in three settings

Willits, F. & Brennan, Jr., M. A., Apr 3 2017, In: Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 42, 3, p. 443-462 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Making Sense of "Making Sense": A Critical Response

Theodori, G. L., Luloff, A. E., Brennan, M. A. & Bridger, J. C., Mar 1 2016, In: Rural Sociology. 81, 1, p. 35-45 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Food access and pro-poor value chains: a community case study in the central highlands of Peru

Tobin, D., Brennan, M. & Radhakrishna, R., Dec 1 2016, In: Agriculture and Human Values. 33, 4, p. 895-909 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Community as a mechanism for transcending wellbeing at the individual, social, and ecological levels

Larson, E. C., Luloff, A. E., Bridger, J. C. & Brennan, M. A., Aug 8 2015, In: Community Development. 46, 4, p. 407-419 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Adolescents and their networks of social support: Real connections in real lives?

Mcgrath, B., Brennan, M. A., Dolan, P. & Barnett, R., May 1 2014, In: Child and Family Social Work. 19, 2, p. 237-248 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Understanding youth civic engagement: Debates, discourses, and lessons from practice

Shaw, A., Brady, B., McGrath, B., Brennan, M. A. & Dolan, P., Aug 1 2014, In: Community Development. 45, 4, p. 300-316 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Immigrant farmer programs and social capital: evaluating community and economic outcomes through social capital theory

Hightower, L. S., Niewolny, K. L. & Brennan, M. A., Dec 1 2013, In: Community Development. 44, 5, p. 582-596 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review