College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences

Jessica Goldberger

Associate Professor

Agricultural and Food Systems
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Campus:  WSU Pullman
Office:  263 Johnson Hall
Address:  PO Box 646420
Pullman, WA 99164-6420
Phone:  509 335-8540
Fax:  509 335-8674




  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
  • M.S., Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
  • B.A., Anthropology, McGill University, 1992

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Agriculture, Environment, and Community - AFS 336
Sociology of Agriculture and Food Systems - CRS 590

Research Interests 

  • Sociology of agriculture and food systems
  • Rural sociology and development
  • Adoption and diffusion of agricultural innovations
  • Sustainable and organic agriculture
  • Pest management decision making
  • Community-based agrifood systems
  • Gender, agriculture and science
  • Survey research

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Selected Publications
Goldberger, J.R., R.E. Jones, C.A. Miles, R.W. Wallace, D.A. Inglis. 2013. Barriers and bridges to the adoption of biodegradable plastic mulches for U.S. specialty crop production. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems.

Goldberger, J.R., N. Lehrer, J.F. Brunner. 2013. Adoption of organophosphate alternatives in Washington apple IPM programs: Survey evidence from pest management consultants and growers. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 4(3):E1-E8.

Hills, K., J.R. Goldberger, and S.S. Jones. 2013. Commercial bakers’ views on the meaning of “local” wheat and flour in western Washington State. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 3(4):1-20.

Hills, K., J.R. Goldberger, and S.S. Jones. Commercial bakers and the relocalization of wheat in western Washington State. Agriculture and Human Values 30(3):365-378.

Sage, J.L., and J.R. Goldberger. 2012. Decisions to direct market: Geographic influences on conventions in organic production. Applied Geography 34(1):57-65.

Goldberger, J.R., N. Lehrer, and J.F. Brunner. 2011. Azinphos-methyl (AZM) phase-out: Actions and attitudes of apple growers in Washington State. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 26(4):276-286.

Goldberger, J.R. 2011. Conventionalization, civic engagement, and the sustainability of organic agriculture. Journal of Rural Studies 27(3):288-296.

Goldberger, J.R., and J.A. Crowe. 2010. Gender inequality within the U.S. Land-Grant agricultural sciences professoriate. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology 2(3):334-360.

Crowe, J.A., and J.R. Goldberger. 2009. University-industry relationships in colleges of agriculture and life sciences: The role of women faculty. Rural Sociology 74(4):498-524.

Price, C., L. Carpenter-Boggs, and J.R. Goldberger. 2009. On-farm mortality composting in Washington State: Outreach and producer survey. Journal of Extension 47(6).

Dawson, J.A., and J.R. Goldberger. 2008. Assessing farmer interest in participatory plant breeding: Who wants to work with scientists? Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 23(3):177-187.

Goldberger, J.R. 2008. Diffusion and adoption of non-certified organic agriculture: A case study from semi-arid Makueni District, Kenya. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 32(4):531-564.

Goldberger, J.R. 2008. Non-governmental organizations, strategic bridge building, and the ‘scientization’ of organic agriculture in Kenya. Agriculture and Human Values 25(2):271-289.

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