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Dr. Richard S. (Rick) Krannich is
Professor of Sociology in the
Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University.
He joined the faculty after receiving a PhD in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University in 1980. Dr. Krannich's research focuses generally on the social implications of natural resource use, development and management, with a primary emphasis on resource and environmental issues affecting non-metropolitan areas of the Intermountain West region of the United States. Currently he is engaged in research focusing on the implications of changes in resource-based economies for social organization and social well-being in western rural communities. His recent professional activities have included service as editor of the journal Society and Natural Resources, as President of the Rural Sociological Society, and as Executive Director of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources.