Congratulations to Dr. Linda Prokopy on her selection as a 2016 University Faculty Scholar. The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction in discovery and dissemination of knowledge.
Dr. Prokopy has established a highly successful integrated program focused on the role of human decision making in natural resource management. She has published 78 peer-reviewed journal articles, three book chapters, and seven extension publications. She has raised over $12 million from numerous external and internal grants. As an interdisciplinary social scientist, she typically employs a mixed methods approach to answer research questions and uses a variety of qualitative and quantitative research tools such as mail surveys, internet surveys, case studies, focus groups, and in-person interviews. Dr. Prokopy’s research and extension work generally fits into three overlapping areas: conservation behaviors of farmers, agricultural adaptation to climate change, and social dimensions of watershed management.