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.

Beth A. Ahner and Amy McCune are the current senior associate deans.

Senior Associate Dean Ahner oversees:

  • Animal Science
  • Computational Biology
  • Development Sociology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • 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 McCune oversees:

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Communication
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Entomology
  • Food Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Microbiology
  • Natural Resources
  • 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

Office Staff

Allison Pelletier
Allison Pelletier

Administrative Assistant

Office of the Senior Associate Deans

Allison Pelletier
Anne Marie Sheridan

Administrative Assistant

Office of the Dean

Anne Marie Sheridan

Contact Information

215 Garden Avenue
Roberts Hall 265-269 
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-5905

Please contact the appropriate office staff for assistance.