Charles Nicholson

Clinical Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems
Office: 467 Business Building
Phone: 814-863-3229
Fax: 814-863-7067
Member of Faculty Since: 2012


Agricultural and Food Supply Chains, Food Systems

Publication List

Nicholson, C.F., He, X., Gao, H. and Gómez, M. I., "Environmental and Economic Analysis of Regionalizing Fluid Milk Supply Chains in the Northeastern U.S.", Environmental Science and Technology, October 2015, 49, 12005-14.

Nicholson, C. F. and M. W. Stephenson, "Dynamic Market Impacts of the Dairy Margin Protection Program", Journal of Agribusiness, September 2015, 32, 165-192.

Kopainsky, B., and Nicholson, C.F., "System Dynamics and Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Systems: Complementarities and Challenges", Proceedings of the 33rd International System Dynamics Conference, 2015, 33, 165-192.

Nicholson, C. F. and M. W. Stephenson, "Price Cycles in the U.S. Dairy Supply Chain and their Management Implications", Agribusiness: An International Journal, Fall 2015, 31, 507-520.

Ayele, G., Gessess, A., Addissie, M., Tilahun, S., Tebebu, T., Langendoen, E., Nicholson, C., and Steenhuis, T., "A BIOPHYSICAL AND ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF A COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATED GULLY IN THE ETHIOPIAN HIGHLANDS", Land Degradation & Development, Forthcoming, 31, .

Nicholson, C. F. and M.W. Stephenson, "Margins During the Dairy Price Cycle--Will This Time Be Different?", Dairy Markets and Policy Information Letter, 2015, 15-03, .

Nicholson, C. F. and M. W. Stephenson, "Modeling Government Intervention in Agricultural Commodity Markets: U. S. Dairy Policy Under the Agricultural Act of 2014", Proceedings of the 32nd International System Dynamics Conference, 2014, 32, .

Tigabu, A. D., C. F. Nicholson, A. S. Collick and T. S. Steenhuis, "Determinants of household participation in water source management: a case from Ethiopia", Water Policy, 2013, 15, 985-1000.

McRoberts, K., C. Nicholson, R. Blake, T. Tucker, G Diaz-Padilla, "Group Model Building to Assess Rural Dairy Cooperative Feasibility in South-Central Mexico", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2013, 16, 56-98.

Stephens, E., C. Nicholson, D. Brown, D. Parsons, C. Barrett, J. Lehmann, D. Mbugua, S. Ngoze, A. Pell and S. Riha, "Modeling the Impacts of Natural-Resource Based Poverty Traps on Food Security in Kenya: The Crops, Livestock and Soilds in Smallholder Economic Systems (CLASSES) Model", Food Security, 2012, 4, pp. 423-439.

Nicholson, C., M. Gómez and O. Gao, "The Costs of Increased Localization for a Multiple-Product Supply Chain: Dairy in the United States", Food Policy, 2011, 36, pp. 300-310.

Whitman, T., C. Nicholson, D. Torres and J. Lehmann., "Climate Change Impacts of Biochar Cook Stoves in Western Kenyan Farm Households: System Dynamics Model Analysis", Environmental Science and Technology, 2011, 45, pp. 3687-3694.

Parsons, D., C. Nicholson, R. Blake, Q. Ketterings, L. Ramirez-Aviles, D. Fox, L. Tedeschi, and J. Cherney., "Development and Evaluation of an Integrated Simulation Model for Assessing Smallholder Crop-Livestock Production in Yucatán, Mexico", Agricultural Systems, 2011, 104, pp. 13-19.

Media Mention

Study Results Suggest Federal Milk Marketing Order Could Benefit California Dairy Producers,  AgWeb

Will This Dairy Price Cycle Be Different?,  AgWeb


Agricultural Systems, 2013-present

Editorial Board, Agricultural Systems, 2005-2013

Executive Committee, Cornell Institute for Food Systems


PhD, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 1996

MS, Agricultural Economics, Cornell Unversity, 1990

BA, Economics, University of California, Davis, 1982


SCM 404, Demand Fulfillment

SCM 497A, Logistics Case Study Analysis

SCM 301, Introduction to Supply Chain Management (online)