Evan L. Weissman

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Director
Minor Director

Evan Weissman is an assistant professor of food studies in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University. His research examines grassroots efforts to address food disparities in urban America. Dr. Weissman teaches introductory and upper-division courses in food studies and employ hands-on approaches through community engagement.

Dr. Weissman is a founding member and currently serves on the board of Syracuse Grows, a grassroots network that cultivates food justice through advocacy, education, and resources in support of urban food production (syracusegrows.org). Dr. Weissman’s professional affiliations include the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, the Association for the Study of Food and Society, and the Association of American Geographers.


Ph.D., Geography, Syracuse University

Master of Arts, Sociology, Minor, Environmental Policy, University of Tennessee

Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Policy, Administration and Law, Binghamton University


Dr. Weissman's specializations include local food policy, food deserts, community food systems, food justice, food system inequality, urban agriculture, and community gardens.