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Office of the Senior Associate Deans

The Office of the Senior Associate Deans oversees CALS faculty and department affairs, sponsored research and the academic aspects of the following: facilities, financial planning and human resources. More specifically, the office:

  • coordinates and aids faculty searches,
  • aids chairs and candidates with academic promotions,
  • oversees the selection of department chairs,
  • coordinates and assists facilities projects,
  • assists in the development and support of sponsored projects,
  • approves and coordinates faculty leaves, and
  • sponsors numerous special projects during the year.
For faculty employment-related documents, visit the
faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure web pages
For more about faculty governance, visit the
faculty governance web pages

Senior Associate Dean Ahner oversees:

  • Animal Science
  • Computational Biology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Global Development
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • The School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Statistics and Data Science
  • Center for Technology Licensing
  • Community Learning and Service Partnership
  • Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
  • Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Program
  • Office of Undergraduate Biology

Senior Associate Dean Angert oversees:

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Communication
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Entomology
  • Food Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease
  • Environment and Sustainability Undergraduate Program
  • Integrated Pest Management Programs
  • Mann Library
  • Sea Grant
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
  • Water Resources Institute

Senior Associate Dean Byrne oversees:

  • Office of Student Services
  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Office of Professional Programs and Extended Learning
  • Cross-college majors


Office Staff

Sharon Loucks

Administrative Assistant for Senior Associate Dean Sahara Byrne

Office of the Senior Associate Deans

Sharon Loucks
Allison Pelletier
Allison Pelletier

Administrative Assistant for Senior Associate Dean Esther Angert

Office of the Senior Associate Deans

Allison Pelletier
Anne Marie Sheridan

Administrative Assistant for Senior Associate Dean Beth Ahner

Office of the Senior Associate Deans

Anne Marie Sheridan

Contact Information

215 Garden Avenue
Roberts Hall Suite 265
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-5905