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Responsibilities of CALS Senior Associate Deans' Office Personnel

The senior associate deans oversee faculty and department affairs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). CALS is a large college with fifteen departments, two schools, and eleven other centers and programs. Responsibilities for departments and programs are split between the senior associate deans and the executive dean. Dean Boor, Executive Dean Pfeffer, and Senior Associate Deans Ahner and McCune function as a team and collaborate on important decisions and processes related to the departments and their programs.

Beth Ahner oversees the following units:

Schools/Departments/Divisions

  • Animal Science
  • Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
  • Development Sociology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • The School of Integrative Plant Science
    • Soil and Crop Sciences (includes Cornell Nutrition Analysis Lab)
    • Horticulture
    • Plant Biology
    • Plant Breeding and Genetics
    • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

Centers/Programs

  • 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

Amy McCune oversees the following units:

Schools/Departments/Divisions

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

Centers/Programs

  • 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
  • Integrated Pest Management Programs
  • Mann Library
  • Sea Grant
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
  • Water Resources Institute

Janet Edwards supports the Senior Associate Deans and their Administrative Assistants. She processes all professorial and non-professorial promotional and reappointment packages and also coordinates program reviews. For general inquires related to the Senior Associate Deans office, please contact Janet at (607) 255-7720 or je232@cornell.edu.

Allison Pelletier assists Senior Associate Dean McCune as she oversees her portfolio and assists with special projects. To schedule an appointment with Senior Associate Dean McCune for inquiries related to one of the units under her purview, please contact Allison at (607) 254-6765 or akp28@cornell.edu.

Anne Marie Sheridan assists Senior Associate Dean Ahner as she oversees her portfolio and assists with special projects. To schedule an appointment with Senior Associate Dean Ahner or for inquiries related to one of the units under her purview, please contact Anne Marie at (607) 255-4677 or ams53@cornell.edu.