Status message

Interested in helping inform the design of the new Cornell CALS website? Complete this 5-minute survey and you will be entered into a drawing for one of five $100 Amazon gift cards! Take the Survey!

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. Beth A. Ahner, Ph.D., and Amy McCune, Ph.D. are the senior associate deans.

The Office of the Senior Associate Deans:

  • 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.

For faculty employment-related documents, visit the faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure web pages.

In addition to these regular activities, the office sponsors numerous special projects during the year.


Beth Ahner Beth A. Ahner

Senior Associate Dean

Max Pfeffer Amy McCune

Senior Associate Dean


Janet EdwardsAllison Pelletier

Administrative Assistant to Amy McCune

Anne Marie Sheridan Anne Marie Sheridan

Administrative Assistant to Beth Ahner

Contact Information

265-269 Roberts Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-5905
Telephone: 607-255-4677 / 607-254-6765
E-mail: /