Faculty Program

Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program

Students learn best when they get outside the classroom and grapple with the real-world issues they’re studying. But this kind of teaching can be a challenge. How do you prepare students to go beyond their comfort zones? How do you build partnerships that work well for everyone? What does it mean to shift your teaching practices to incorporate the values, skills and knowledges of community engagement in ways that enhance academic rigor? As an Engaged Faculty Fellow, you’ll discover tools, techniques and resources to answer these questions and more.

Purpose

Fellows come from all over the university, bringing their particular passions and living out the public purpose of their discipline through teaching in, with and for community.

In this yearlong fellowship, you will …

  • become part of a small, dynamic group of academics with a public purpose
  • dive deep into the theory and practice of engaged learning, reading key texts on important issues like critical reflection, partnership development and transformative learning
  • meet monthly to discuss readings, share projects and workshop challenges
  • join a vibrant network of publicly-engaged academics who learn from and collaborate with each other on issues of common interest
  • help transform what it means to teach at Cornell

Eligibility

All full-time faculty members and academic staff, including lecturers and extension faculty

Funding

Fellows receive a $2,000 stipend for the year, with a possibility of another $1,000 for conference travel to present on engaged scholarship, courses or projects.


Fellows

2017-18
  • Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner, Lecturer, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
    College of Human Ecology
  • Larry Brown, Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    College of Engineering
  • Tasha Lewis, Assistant Professor, Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design
    College of Human Ecology
  • Gen Meredith, Associate Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
    College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Julie Nucci, Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    College of Engineering
  • Mona Anita K. Olsen, Assistant Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship
    SC Johnson College of Business
  • Sara Warner, Associate Professor and a Stephen H. Weiss Junior Fellow 2017-2022, Department of Performing and Media Arts
    College of Arts and Sciences
2016-17
  • Stephanie Creary, Assistant Professor, Management & Organizations
    School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Michael Fontaine, Associate Professor, Department of Classics
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Tom Hirschl, Professor, Department of Development Sociology
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Anna Kelles, Lecturer, Division of Nutritional Sciences
    College of Human Ecology
  • Jamila Michener, Assistant Professor, Department of Government
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Laurie Miller, Associate Director, CIPA Public Engagement
    College of Human Ecology
  • Robin Radcliffe, Senior Lecturer, Wildlife and Conservation Medicine
    College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Shirley Samuels, Professor, Department of English
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rebecca Slayton, Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • John Tobin, Professor, Corporate Sustainability & Impact Investing
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/College of Human Ecology
  • Thúy Tranviet, Senior Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jeanne Varney, Lecturer, Properties Design and Management
    School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
2015-16
  • Kate Bronfenbrenner, Senior Lecturer, Labor Relations, Law and History/Resident Outreach
    ILR School
  • Bill Gaskins, Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Art, American Studies Program
    College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Liz Brundige, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for International Programs
    Cornell Law School
  • Darlene Evans, Senior Lecturer, John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines
  • Jim Lassoie, International Professor of Conservation, Department of Natural Resources
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Aleksandr Mergold, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
    College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • Scott Peters, Professor, Department of Development Sociology
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Noliwe Rooks, Associate Professor, Africana Studies and Research Center and Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies Program
    College of Arts and Sciences
2014-15
  • Sherene Baugher, Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Debra Castillo, Emerson Hinchliff Professor of Hispanic Studies, Professor of Comparative Literature
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Josh Cerra, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Ella Diaz, Assistant Professor, Departments of English and Latino/a Studies
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Angela Gonzales, Associate Professor, Department of Development Sociology
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Peter Hobbs, Adjunct Professor, Department of Crop Soil Sciences, Associate Director, Academic Programs for IP-CALS
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Christine Leuenberger, Senior Lecturer, Department of Science and Technology Studies
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kathryn S. March, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies Program, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman, Community and Regional Development Institute, Department of Development Sociology
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Ananda Suarez, Assistant Professor, Department of History of Art and Visual Studies
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rana Zadeh, Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis
    College of Human Ecology
2013-14
  • Shorna Allred, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Victoria Beard, Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning
    College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • Kathy Berggren, Senior Lecturer, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Business
  • Mary Jo Dudley, Director, Cornell Farmworker Program
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Jack Elliott, Associate Professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis
    College of Human Ecology
  • Bryan Duff, Lecturer, Minor in Education
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Marcia Eames-Sheavly, Senior Lecturer and Senior Extension Associate, Department of Horticulture
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Chris Schaffer, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    College of Engineering
  • Kristi Sullivan, Extension Associate, Department of Natural Resources
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Nancy Wells, Associate Professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis
    College of Human Ecology
  • Anke Wessels, Executive Director, Center for Transformative Action