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David L. Brown is adjunct professor in the Decker School of Nursing. He has been teaching required courses in Decker’s rural nursing PhD program for over a decade. He is also professor and chair of Development Sociology, co-director of the Community & Regional Development Institute, and associate director of the Population Research and Training Program at Cornell University in Ithaca. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty in 1987, Professor Brown conducted policy research and was a research administrator with the USDA’s Economic Research Service. Professor Brown’s research focuses on migration and population redistribution in the US and Europe with a particular focus on how migration affects and is affected by local community organization. His work also focuses on the production and reproduction of social and economic inequalities between regions and rural v. urban areas. He has written and edited eight books on rural population and society. His most recent books include: Rural Communities in the 21st Century: Resilience and Transformation (2011), Rural Retirement Migration (2008) (with Nina Glasgow), Population Change and Rural Society (2006), and Challenges for Rural America in the 21st Century (2003). Professor Brown received his PhD in sociology and social demography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Professional Excellence in 2009, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Rousse in Bulgaria. He is past president of the Rural Sociological Society. Click here to visit his faculty page at Cornell University.
2012f Shucksmith, Mark, David L. Brown, Sally Shortall, Mildred Warner, and Jo Vergunst (eds.) Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the UK and US. New York: Routledge.
2011f Brown, David L. and Kai Schafft. Rural People and Communities in the 21st century: Resilience and Transformation. Cambridge: Polity Press
2008 Brown, David L. and Nina Glasgow. Rural Retirement Migration. Dordrecht: Springer.
Refereed Journal Articles:
2011f Lichter, Daniel and David L. Brown. “Rural America in an Urbanizing Society: Spatial Interdependencies and the Blurring of Boundaries ” Annual Review of Sociology.
2010f Sanders, Scott and David L. Brown. “The Migratory Response of Labor to Special Economic Zones in the Philippines, 1995-2005.” Population Research and Policy Review 29 (forthcoming).
2010f Kulcsar, Laszlo and David L. Brown. “The Political Economy of Urban Reclassification in Post-Socialist Hungary.” Regional Studies. 43 (forthcoming).
2009 Kulcsar, Laszlo and David L. Brown. “Public Perceptions of Population Changes in Hungary.” Eastern European Countryside 15:23-36.
2009 Ward, Neil and David L. Brown. “Placing the Rural in Regional Development” Regional Studies. 43 (10): 1237-1244.
2009 Champion, Tony, Mike Coombes, and David L. Brown. “Migration and Longer Distance Commuting in Rural England.” Regional Studies. 43 (10): 1245-1260
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