Dr. Jahn is supported directly by NASA Headquarters to undertake a Needs Assessment on Earth Observations for National Security in Agriculture.
Dr. Molly Jahn is a Principal with the Jahn Research Group in Madison, WI, where she also serves as Professor of Agronomy (on leave 2019-20), Guest Faculty at the U.S. Naval War College in the ‘Ethics of Emerging Military Technologies’ Program, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at Cornell University. She sits on NASA's Applied Sciences Advisory Committee (ASAC) and is Vice-Chair of NOAA's Data Access and Archiving Requirements Working Group. She previously served as the 12th Dean of the University of Wisconsin's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station from 2006-2011, and as Deputy and Acting Under Secretary of Research, Education and Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since her return to the faculty, Jahn has produced a number of high impact reports showcasing the value of civilian Earth Observations with commercial partners such as Lloyd’s of London, Thomson Reuters and Cargill.’Dr. Jahn consults globally for business, universities, governments, philanthropic organizations, and international multi-lateral institutions in agriculture, food security and risk in food systems, life sciences and environment.