Engaged Cornell 2016 Faculty Fellows named

By: Eric Lindstrom,  Cornell Chronicle
September 14, 2016

Twelve faculty members from seven Cornell departments have been named Engaged Cornell faculty fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. This selective program supports faculty who do community-engaged teaching or research and use their scholarship to address challenges in the world beyond campus.

“In this yearlong learning cohort, fellows collaboratively explore cutting-edge theories and practices of community-engaged learning and research,” says Anna Sims Bartel, associate director of community-engaged curricula and practice in the Office of Engagement Initiatives. “They advance their own courses and projects as they build relationships with each other across disciplines, weaving a network of engaged scholarship across communities and curricula.”

Some fellows’ projects span the globe, while others have a local focus, addressing such topics as climate change, racial justice, cybersecurity and social-impact investing. They are:

  • Stephanie Creary, assistant professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell College of Business, “Foundations of Social Entrepreneurship”;
  • Michael Fontaine, associate professor, College of Arts and Sciences, “The Rebirth of Living Latin: Providing Opportunities for Cornell Undergraduates at The Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study”;
  • Tom Hirschl, professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, “Comparative Social Inequality”;
  • Anna Kelles, lecturer, College of Human Ecology, “Feeding for the Future - Nutrition and How it Shapes Future Generations”;
  • Jamila Michener, assistant professor, College of Arts and Sciences, “Prisons, Politics and Policy”;
  • Laurie Miller, associate director, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, College of Human Ecology, “Making It Work: Communities, Practitioners and Policymakers Coming Together to Develop Effective Programs”;
  • Robin Radcliffe, senior lecturer, College of Veterinary Medicine, “One Health: Conservation with Communities”;
  • Shirley Samuels, professor, College of Arts and Sciences, “Performing Identity”;
  • Rebecca Slayton, assistant professor, College of Arts and Sciences, “Cybersecurity in the Field”;
  • John Tobin, professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/College of Human Ecology, “Financial Stewardship, Sustainability, and Impact Investing: Using the Tools of Finance to Meet Social Need”;
  • Thuy Tranviet, senior lecturer, College of Arts and Sciences, “Climate Change: Awareness and Service-Learning in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam”; and
  • Jeanne Varney, lecturer, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell College of Business, “Introduction to Sustainable Hospitality and Sustainable Development.”

Faculty fellows for academic year 2017-18 will be sought in the spring. For more information, visit engaged.cornell.edu.

Eric Lindstrom is a content strategist in the Office of Engagement Initiatives.


This article originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.

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