Russell Hedberg

Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2018


MS and PhD Penn State University, Geography
BA University of Michigan, History


Russell (Russ) Hedberg is a broadly trained environmental geographer whose research and teaching focus on human-environment systems and sustainability. Russ has particular interests in agroecology and sustainable food systems, with specializations in soil biogeochemistry and local food systems. His current work examines phosphorus dynamics on local food system farms in the Northeast U.S., and he maintains an interest in the Andean regions of South America, where he studied tree line forest cover change in 2012.

Russ has a BA in History from the University of Michigan, and Graduate Degrees in Geography from Penn State, where he was also a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 2012-2017. Between his undergraduate and graduate study Russ spent the better part of a decade pursuing work as a writer and actor, and he remains a committed Sci-Fi geek and hopeful novelist. Russ is excited to move to the Cumberland Valley and join the Faculty and Ship for the fall of 2018!