Alumni Professor of Rural Sociology - College of Agriculture
Adjunct Professor - Forest Policy Center
Adjunct Professor, Norwegian College of Fisheries, University of Tromsø, Norway
BS Southern Oregon College, History
MS Ohio University, International Affairs
PhD Cornell University, Rural Sociology
- Faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology since 1985.
- Conducted research on marine fisheries and coastal aquaculture as a Research Fellow first at the International
Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (1979-1982), and then at the Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution (1983-1985).
- Dr. Bailey has been working with faculty in the School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences on forestry and rural
development since 1992.
Primary research interests are in the sociology of natural resources and the environment, focusing on:
Problems of persistent poverty associated with resource dependence and
The emergence of a grassroots social movements related to a wide range of environmental and natural resource
- Paula, Ana Luisa, Conner Bailey, Wayde Morse and Becky Barlow. In Press. Landowner Willingness to Supply Timber
for Biofuel: Results of an Alabama Survey of Private Non-Corporate Forestland Owners. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry.
- Bailey, Conner, Janice Dyer, and Larry Teeter. 2010. Assessing the Rural Development Potential of Lignocellulosic
Biofuels in the Rural South. Biomass and Bioenergy. Published online 17 December 2010. Available
- *Lupo, Crystal and Conner Bailey. In press. Corporate Structure and Community Size: Factors Affecting Occupational
Community within the Pulp and Paper Industry. Society & Natural Resources.
- Bliss, John C., Erin Kelly, Jesse Abrams, Conner Bailey, and Janice Dyer. 2010. Disintegration of the U.S. Industrial
Forest Estate: Dynamics, Trajectories, and Questions. Small-scale Forestry 9:53-66.
- Dyer, Janice, Conner Bailey, and Nhuong Van Tran*. 2009. Ownership Characteristics of Heir Property in a Black
Belt County: A Quantitative Approach. Southern Rural Sociology 24(2):192-217.
- *Henson, Zachary and Conner Bailey. 2008. CAFOs, Culture and Conflict on Sand Mountain: Framing Rights and Responsibilities
in Appalachian Alabama. Southern Rural Sociology 24(1):153-173.
- Dyer, Janice and Conner Bailey. In press. A Place to Call Home: Cultural Understandings of Heir Property among
Rural African Americans. Rural Sociology.
- Robinson, Laura and Conner Bailey. 2008. Ideologically Structured Information Exchange among Environmental Groups.
Rural Sociology 73(2):230–249.
- Kagawa, Masahiro and Conner Bailey. 2006. Trade Linkages in Shrimp Exports: Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Journal of Development Studies 24(3):303-319.
- Robinson, Laura, Mark Dubois, and Conner Bailey. 2005. County Level Extension Programming: Continuity and Change
in the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Journal of Extension 43(1)1-9.
- Walton, Bryan and Conner Bailey. 2005. Framing Wilderness: Populism and Cultural Heritage as Organizing Principles.
Society and Natural Resources 18(2):119-134.
- Bailey, Conner, Peter Sinclair, and Mark Dubois. 2004. Future Forests: Forecasting Social and Ecological Consequences
of Genetic Engineering. Society and Natural Resources 17:641-650.
- Sinclair, Peter, Conner Bailey, and Mark Dubois. 2003. One Engineer and a Dog: Systemic Changes in Alabama’s
Pulp and Paper Industry. Southern Rural Sociology 19(2):70-93.
- Duffy, Patricia A., Ginger G. Hallmark*, Joseph J. Molnar, LaToya Claxton*, Conner Bailey, and Steve Miloucich*.
2002. Food Security of Low-Income Single Parents in East Alabama: Use of Private and Public Programs in the
Age of Welfare Reform. Southern Rural Sociology 18(1):48-81.
- Molnar, Joseph J., Patricia Duffy, LaToya Claxton*, and Conner Bailey. 2001. Private Food Assistance in a Small
Metropolitan Area: Urban Resources and Rural Needs. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 28:187-210.
- Stonich, Susan and Conner Bailey. 2000. Greening the Blue Revolution: Global Resistance to Industrial Shrimp
Farming. Human Organization 9(1):23-36.
- Joshi, Mahendra L., John C. Bliss, Conner Bailey, Larry D. Teeter, and Keith J. Ward. 2000. Investing in Industry,
Under-Investing in Human Capital: Forest-Based Rural Development in Alabama. Society & Natural Resources 13:291-319.
- Bliss, John C., Tamara Walkingstick, and Conner Bailey. 1998. Sustaining Alabama's Forest Communities: Development
or Dependency? Journal of Forestry 96(3):24-31.
- Zhang, Daowei, Sarah Warren, and Conner Bailey. 1998. The Role of Assistance Foresters in Nonindustrial Private
Forest Management: Alabama Landowners' Perspectives. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 22(2):101-105.
- Bailey, Conner, Svein Jentoft and Peter Sinclair (eds.). 1996. Aquacultural Development; The Social Dimensions of an Emerging Industry.
Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press
- Bailey, Conner, Peter Sinclair, John Bliss and Karni Perez. 1996. Segmented Labor Markets in Alabama's Pulp and
Paper Industry. Rural Sociology 61(3):474-495.
- Bailey, Conner and Caroline Pomeroy. 1996. Resource Dependency and Development Options in Coastal Southeast Asia.
Society and Natural Resources 9(1):191-199.
- Alley, Kelly D., Charles E. Faupel, and Conner Bailey. 1995. The Historical Transformation of a Grassroots Environmental
Group. Human Organization 54(4):410-416.
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