Deputy Director, Cornell University Institute for Behavioral Science and Consumer Choice (IBECC)
(BS 2009 in Marketing, Food Industry Management, Market Research - Cornell University) Adam is a Research Specialist in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management at Cornell University and the Deputy Director of IBECC. Working directly with Dr. David Just, he coordinates academic and industry research. He is actively involved in many aspects of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, from training to dissemination to research.
Director, Cornell Cornell University Institute for Behavioral Science and Consumer Choice (IBECC)
(Ph.D. 2001 and MS 1999 in Agricultural and Resource Economics - University of California, Berkeley) David is a world-renowned behavioral economist and co-founder of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement. His work on behavioral economics and the school lunch program has shown how low/no-cost solutions can lead school children to make healthier choices without reducing overall availability of choices or breaking the school budget. His research has won wide recognition, winning numerous awards for quality of research from both the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the European Association of Agricultural Economists, and was cited by Discover Magazine as one of the top science stories of 2006. He is also the author of the award winning book Introduction to Behavioral Economics published in 2013. READ MORE
Curriculum Designer, Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office
(MS in Educational Administration & Supervision 2008 -- McDaniel College, MAT in Secondary English Education 2002 -- Towson University, BA in English 2001 -- Cornell University) Erin’s roles as researcher, trainer, and curriculum designer for the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement have been guided by the concept that every stakeholder’s voice is valuable and necessary to enact successful, lasting changes in schools. She led the development of many Smarter Lunchrooms tools and training procedures, including the No Time to Train professional development program for school food service professionals, the Technical Assistance Provider training program, and the Smarter Lunchrooms online courses. She also provides project support for TAPs and state collaboratives. Previous to this role, she was a high school English teacher.
Research Aide and Cinematographer, Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office & IBECC
Liam is the cinematographer and editor for in house Smarter Lunchrooms video content and assists in the collection and coding of data.
Social Media Coordinator, Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office
Katie manages our social media outlets (Lunchroom Buzz, Twitter @SmartLunchrooms) and provides program support for the Healthy Food Choices in Schools Community of Practice.