Development Committee

The Development Committee is concerned with the status and development of the profession of rural sociology in the areas of teaching, research and extension. It conducts studies and deliberations as directed by the council; and may also make independent recommendations to the council for the good of the Society.


Pat Hipple, Chair (2012-2015)

Sara Lloyd, Chair-Elect (2013-2016)

Doug Constance (past chair) (2011-2014)

Larry Burmeister (past chair) (2010-2013)

Claire Hinrichs (2011-2014)

Gerad Middendorf (2011- 2014)

Steve Sapp (2011-2014)

Rick Welsch (2011-2014)

Yetkin Borlu (2013-2016)

Jason Konefal (2014-2016)

JoAnn Jaffe, ex officio

Michael Schulman, ex officio