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Department and Unit Efforts

Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion

As of August 2020, every academic department and many programs within CALS have appointed Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion (also called LDIs) to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion activities are centered in all unit activities. The LDIs work closely with other unit leaders to review unit processes for faculty hiring and graduate admissions to ensure best practices as established by the CALS Office for Diversity and Inclusion. The LDIs are tasked with developing strategic plans for diversity and inclusion for their departments, forming diversity committees and leading those in the process of developing goals and action plans with appropriate monitoring and impact evaluation.

Service by a Leader for Diversity and Inclusion counts significantly toward tenure and promotion and those individuals are included as key members of unit leadership groups. The Diversity Leads Council supports training in diversity, equity and inclusion and builds a network for communication and collaboration across the college.

Below, see the LDIs for each CALS unit and related diversity, equity and inclusion department and unit webpages. 

American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program

Troy Richardson
tar37 [at] cornell.edu

Animal Science

Kristan Reed 
kfr3 [at] cornell.edu

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Dan Luo 
dl79 [at] cornell.edu

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Jennifer Majka
majka [at] cornell.edu

Communication

Connie Yuan
yy239 [at] cornell.edu

Computational Biology

Jason Mezey
jgm45 [at] cornell.edu

Cornell AgriTech

Anna Katharine Mansfield
akm87 [at] cornell.edu

Cornell Botanic Gardens

Sonja Skelly
sms92 [at] cornell.edu

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Jennifer Harris
jch38 [at] cornell.edu

Division of Nutritional Sciences

Marla Lujan
marla.lujan [at] cornell.edu

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Toby Ault   
tra38 [at] cornell.edu

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Jeremy Searle
jbs295 [at] cornell.edu

Entomology

Katja Poveda
kap235 [at] cornell.edu

Environment and Sustainability

Cliff Kraft
cek7 [at] cornell.edu 

Food Science

Sam Nugen
snugen [at] cornell.edu

Global Development

Maricelis Acevedo
ma934 [at] cornell.edu

Landscape Architecture

Jennifer Birkeland
jb2597 [at] cornell.edu

Mann Library

Erica Johns
emj73 [at] cornell.edu

Microbiology

Ian Hewson
hewson [at] cornell.edu

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Linda Nicholson
lkn2 [at] cornell.edu

Natural Resources and the Environment

Nina Therkildsen
ntherkildsen [at] gmail.com

Neurobiology and Behavior

Ron Harris-Warrick
rmh4 [at] cornell.edu

New York Sea Grant

Monica Lynn Miles
mlm473 [at] cornell.edu

School of Integrative Plant Science

Hale Tufan
hat36 [at] cornell.edu

Shoals Marine Laboratory

Jennifer Seavey
 jrs583 [at] cornell.edu