Areas of expertise
International trade • Poverty • Economic development • Telecommunications • Rural development • Spatial analysis
Amy K. Glasmeier is professor of geography and regional planning at Pennsylvania State University. She has authored several books on subjects such as high-technology industries growth, and sustainable development problems of rural areas. Glasmeier has worked all over the world, including Japan, Hong Kong, Latin America, and Europe. She currently works with the OECD, numerous federal agencies, and international development organizations in constructing development policies to alleviate poverty and uneven economic opportunity. In 1996 She was appointed the John D. Whisman Appalachian Scholar, and worked closely with the Appalachian Regional Commission, a federal agency responsible for economic development efforts in one of the nation’s most challenged regions.