Professor, Departments of Rural Sociology, Human and Community Resource Development, and Geography
- Research Interests: Linda Lobao's research centers on the effects of state and market forces on the socioeconomic well-being of populations across regions and communities. Among other projects, she is currently studying the devolution of public services to county governments across the nation and the impacts on the well-being of their populations.
- Current Research: "Decentralization, Capital Mobility, and Local Outcomes," deals with the effects of devolution of federal programs, such as the 1996 welfare reform legislation, and the well-being of communities, nationally, and between urban and rural areas.
- Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1986.