Kate Clancy is currently a food systems consultant, Visiting Scholar at the Center for a Livable Future Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Adjunct Professor at Tufts University, and Senior Fellow in the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Minnesota (she resides in University Park, Maryland). Her resume includes positions at several universities (Cornell, Syracuse, and the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin): the federal government (nutritionist and policy adviser at the Federal Trade Commission): and nonprofits (Director of the Wallace Center for Agricultural and Environmental Policy, Senior Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Fellow at the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy).
She has served on numerous boards (the Society for Nutrition Education, Bread for the World, Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and the Agriculture Food and Human Values Society, among others). Clancy developed a graduate course on food systems in 1982 and since then has published, taught, spoken, and consulted widely on sustainable agriculture and food systems with government agencies, universities, and nonprofits around the country. Her present interests are the development of regional food systems, food supply chain analyses, the connections between community food security and regional food security, sustainable diets, the research and policy facets of Agriculture of the Middle, and the research needed to advance sustainable agriculture and food systems policy. Her BS and Ph.D. in Nutrition Sciences are from the University of Washington and the University of California at Berkeley respectively.