Margaret Lombe PhD, is an Associate Professor at Boston College School of Social Work and Assistant Dean for the Doctoral Program. She is also a faculty associate at the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Lombe's area of expertise is international social development with an emphasis on social inclusion/exclusion and capacity building. She also specializes in methods for food security and nutrition assessment and evaluation of programs both locally and internationally. She uses an interdisciplinary research approach to examine poverty, food security, and livelihoods.