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Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
111 Curtiss Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1050, USA
(515) 294-9237; (515) 294-9106
Fax: (515) 294-9477

Dr. Mark Westgate

Dr. Mark Westgate, Director

Mark Westgate is Director and professor of crop production and physiology in the Agronomy Department. He is recognized internationally as an authority on corn and soybean reproductive development. He is working with farmers to increase yield and nutritional quality.
(515) 294-9106

Dorothy Masinde

Dr. Dorothy Masinde, Associate Director, Nutrition Education

Dorothy Masinde is Associate Director of Nutrition Education. She is a lecturer for the Global Resource Systems program and serves on the faculty of the Department of Horticulture. She manages nutrition programs to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age, infants and children.

Dr. Robert Mazur

Dr. Robert E. Mazur, Associate Director, Socio-Economic Development

Robert E. Mazur is Associate Director for socio-economics. His primary focus is on innovation and diversification in rural livelihood strategies, and linkages among livelihood activities, food security, and health. Dr. Mazur was Founding Director of CSRL, serving from 2003 to 2008.
(515) 294-9286

Dr. Gail Nonnecke

Dr. Gail Nonnecke, Associate Director, Service Learning

Gail Nonnecke is Associate Director for Education. She is a University Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Coordinator for the Global Resource Systems major at ISU. Dr. Nonnecke initiated and manages CSRL's Student Service Learning/School Garden Program.
(515) 294-0037

Dr. Max Rothschild

Dr. Max Rothschild, Associate Director, Livestock Production

Max Rothschild is Associate Director for Livestock Production and Health. He is widely recognized as a world leader in pig molecular genetics. He manages numerous livestock projects to develop sustainable livestock production systems for rural households and schools.
(515) 294-6202

Haroon Sseguya

Dr. Haroon Sseguya, Associate Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

Haroon Sseguya is Lecturer and Coordinator for Graduate Programs in the Department of Extension and Innovation Studies, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: +256 773 289929 / +256 701 289929

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