J. Mark Erbaugh, Ph.D.

J. Mark Erbaugh, Ph.D.
Former Director and Professor (Retired January 31, 2020)
Rm. 160 Bevis Hall, 1080 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210
Degree Information: 
Ph.D. - Rural Sociology, The Ohio State University, 1995
M.S. - Rural Sociology, The Ohio State University, 1983
B.S. - Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1976

Professor Erbaugh has 35 years’ experience administering and implementing international development and capacity building programs for agricultural research, extension and natural resource management.  Currently, he is Professor in the Department of Extension and Director of the International Programs in Agriculture Office, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (OSU). He has designed, administered and implemented overseas development contracts in 14 different countries funded by USAID, USDA and/or The World Bank, including human and institutional capacity development partnerships, degree training, and multi-disciplinary and institutional research and extension programs. He has been PI or co-PI on three USAID Innovation Lab/CRSP programs namely, Integrated Pest Management, Sorghum/Millet, and Horticulture. As an extension systems/rural sociologist, he has designed and led various field training programs for farmers and extension agents; conducted multiple baseline and household field surveys, designed and led participatory appraisals and farmer field schools; and, coordinated multi-disciplinary and institutional research and extension teams. Other field-related activities have focused on developing and delivering demand driven research and extension programming, value chain and market-linkage assessments, gender analyses, developing university-agribusiness linkage programs, conducting agribusiness and extension training curricula assessments, and contributing to project evaluations and impact assessments. As a Rural Sociologist he has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses in Social Change, Rural/Community Development and Technology Transfer. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from OSU in Rural Sociology and a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan in Natural Resources.

Dr. Erbaugh's full C.V. (current, April 2021)