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.