Leland L. Glenna, PhD, is an associate professor of Rural Sociology in the Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education Department at The Pennsylvania State University. His teaching and research program fit into three areas of emphasis: 1) social and environmental impacts of agricultural science and technologies, 2) the role of science and technology in agricultural and natural resource policy making, and 3) the social and ethical implications of democratizing science and technology research. His domestic research includes the topics of university-industry research collaborations in agriculture and food sciences, Marcellus Shale gas development, and natural resource policy. His current international research projects focus on agricultural and community development in Kenya and West Africa. He has been a postdoctoral associate and lecturer at Cornell University, a research sociologist at the University of California at Davis, and an assistant professor at Washington State University.