University Influence in Urban Food Systems


  • Julie M. Fox The Ohio State University



Collaboration, Complexity


This themed issue of Metropolitan Universities journal illustrates how urban universities lead and contribute to food system teaching and learning; research and innovation; outreach and engagement; and resource stewardship. Common themes emerging in this issue include the essential approach of collaboration; the value of diverse voices and perspectives; the influence of distinct urban contexts; and the complexity of food security and other system issues.

Author Biography

Julie M. Fox, The Ohio State University

Julie Fox, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor with the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences and serves as an Associate Chair for the Department of Extension, leading OSU Extension in the City. She is part of OSU’s leadership group focused on OSU’s urban influence and mission. She has worked with OSU since 1998 and began focusing on food system research, education, and service.


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