Mark Brennan

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
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

Evaluation of cacao projects in Colombia: The case of the rural Productive Partnerships Project (PAAP)

Gil, A., Brennan, M., Chaudhary, A. K. & Maximova, S. N., Apr 2023, In: Evaluation and Program Planning. 97, 102230.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

Young Farmers in “The New World of Work”: The Contribution of New Media to the Work Engagement and Professional Identities*

Unay-Gailhard, Ä°. & Brennan, M. A., Jun 2023, In: Rural Sociology. 88, 2, p. 426-460 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

Introduction: Placing youth at the forefront of active citizenship for social justice

Brennan, M., Dolan, P. & Smith, A., Nov 2022, In: Education, Citizenship and Social Justice. 17, 3, p. 205-209 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › peer-review

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

Brennan, M. A., Dolan, P. & Odera, E., Nov 2022, In: Education, Citizenship and Social Justice. 17, 3, p. 210-223 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

One more time: Conceptualizing community development in the twenty-first century

Matarrita-Cascante, D. & Brennan, M. A., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Community Development.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

Understanding paths and options for youth citizenship and social justice

Odera, E. L., Davis, J., Brennan, M. & Dolan, P., Nov 2022, In: Education, Citizenship and Social Justice. 17, 3, p. 224-234 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-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 journal › Article › peer-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 journal › Article › peer-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 journal › Article › peer-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 journal › Article › peer-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 journal › Article › peer-review

Peru potato potential: Biodiversity conservation and value chain development

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

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-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 journal › Article › peer-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 journal › Article › peer-review