University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Angela Wiley is an Associate Professor of Applied Family Studies in Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois and an Extension Specialist in Family Life Education. Wiley conducts research on how individuals and families remain resilient in the face of stress and challenge, with a recent focus on immigrant families. She has a special focus on the needs of Spanish-speaking families in the U.S. who face health disparities and are at heightened risk of poor outcomes. She is interested in identifying how resources such as quality childcare can improve family outcomes. Some of her published work is in Family Relations and in Child Development. Wiley is also interested in promoting wellness through her outreach work. She has created and tested curricula and materials to help people achieve healthy lifestyles.
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Megan Konar conducts policy-relevant research that focuses on the intersection of water, food, and trade. Her research is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing from hydrology, environmental science, and economics. To conduct this research, Konar applies a range of quantitative tools, such as modeling, network analysis, and econometrics. Konar's research is motivated by questions such as: How does trade link water and food systems across scales? How will climate and socio-economic shocks impact global food trade and its associated embodied water resources? What policy options will best improve water and food security?
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Kathy Baylis is an associate professor in the department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois. She joined the department after several years as an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia where she remains an adjunct faculty. She earned her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003, where she specialized in international agricultural policy and trade. Her current research evaluates agriculture, food and conservation policy in developing countries and the United States. In 2001-02, Kathy was the staff economist in charge of agriculture and forestry for the Council of Economic Advisors in the White House, and in the mid-1990s, she worked as Executive Secretary of the National Farmers Union in Canada. Professor Baylis has helped bring in over $25 million in grants, and has supervised over 20 graduate students and 4 post docs. She has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters on agriculture, forestry and environmental policy. She has also coauthored a textbook on Canadian-U.S. agricultural policy, which is used at universities in Canada and the United States.