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Strength in difference

A diversity of perspectives, experiences, genders, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, talents and interests significantly strengthens and deepens the CALS experience. Since 1898 – when naturalist  became the first woman to join the Cornell faculty – the college has worked to enroll a diverse student body and hire faculty and staff from all walks of life.

Efforts and activities to achieve these goals are the joint responsibility of the senior leadership of the college including the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Faculty Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Academic Programs. Diversity is necessary to continually build an equitable, welcoming and thriving community at Cornell CALS. 

Meet the DEI Team

Corrie Moreau portrait
Corrie Moreau

Senior Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Professor

Department of Entomology

Professor

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Corrie Moreau
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Stella Hein

CALS Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Stella Hein
Rhonda Todd
Rhonda Todd

Director of Inclusive Academic Advising

Office of Student Services

Rhonda Todd
  • rrt52 [at] cornell.edu
Eduardo González, Jr.
Eduardo González Jr.

Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Eduardo González Jr.
  • eg36 [at] cornell.edu
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Swanne Gordon

Assistant Professor

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Swanne Gordon
  • swannegordon [at] cornell.edu
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Anna Katharine Mansfield

Associate Professor

Food Science

Associate Director

Cornell AgriTech

Anna Katharine Mansfield

Explore the CALS DEI story series

 

DEI Story Series

CALS students build new, inclusive paths

This is the first in a series of stories detailing the actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past year to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. Here, we highlight some of our student-led efforts – these emerging leaders, often through sheer labors of love, emphasize inclusive excellence and are motivated by a desire to make the path more equitable for those who will follow.

DEI Story Series

Assessing curriculum to improve diversity, equity, inclusivity in teaching

Here, we highlight college efforts to design a more inclusive curriculum and detail some of the courses CALS faculty have developed or adapted to address issues of racial, social, gender, economic and environmental justice.

DEI Story Series

Cornell AgriTech embraces responsibility to lead in inclusivity

Here, we highlight the efforts at Cornell AgriTech to foster the ongoing development of an inclusive and equitable environment where diverse student, staff, and faculty feel secure and supported.

DEI Story Series

CALS enhances strategies to recruit, retain diverse faculty, students

Here, we highlight some of the strategies CALS and its community members are adopting to improve diversity in faculty, staff and student recruitment and retention.

DEI Story Series

CALS hires faculty cohort to address grand DEI challenges

In fall 2021, CALS announced its first-ever faculty cohort initiative focused on hiring a group of scientists whose work explicitly addresses systemic challenges facing marginalized communities through transdisciplinary collaboration. The first search was received with great enthusiasm and 381 people applied for the six positions. 

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The CALS Ag Quad
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2022 New Faculty Cohort

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