Linda Lobao

Linda Lobao

Linda Lobao

Professor, Rural Sociology, Human and Community Resource Development, and Geography

lobao.1@osu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1986
  • 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.

Dr. Lobao's Seed Grant:

(2008) Poverty across the U.S. community populations: Do local governments' economic development and public welfare policies matter?