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Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion

Every academic department as of August 2020, and many programs within CALS, have added 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.


Leaders List

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program | Troy Richardson | tar37 [at]

  • Animal Science | Kristan Reed | kfr3 [at]

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering | Dan Luo | dl79 [at]

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management  | Jennifer Majka | majka [at]

  • Communication | Connie Yuan | yy239 [at]

  • Computational Biology | Jason Mezey | jgm45 [at]

  • Cornell AgriTech | Anna Katharine Mansfield | akm87 [at]

  • Cornell Botanic Gardens | Sonja Skelly | sms92 [at]

  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology | Jennifer Harris | jch38 [at]

  • Division of Nutritional Sciences | Marla Lujan | marla.lujan [at]

  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences | Toby Ault   | tra38 [at]

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Jeremy Searle | jbs295 [at]

  • Entomology | Katja Poveda | kap235 [at]

  • Environment and Sustainability | Cliff Kraft | cek7 [at]

  • Food Science | Sam Nugen | snugen [at]

  • Global Development | Maricelis Acevedo | ma934 [at]

  • Landscape Architecture | Jennifer Birkeland | jb2597 [at]

  • Mann Library | Erica Johns | emj73 [at]

  • Microbiology | Ian Hewson | hewson [at]

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics | Linda Nicholson | lika.lkn [at]

  • Natural Resources and the Environment | Pat Sullivan | pjs31 [at]

  • Neurobiology and Behavior | Ron Harris-Warrick | rmh4 [at]

  • New York Sea Grant | Monica Lynn Miles | mlm473 [at]

  • School of Integrative Plant Science | Hale Tufan | hat36 [at]

  • Shoals Marine Laboratory | Jennifer Seavey | jrs583 [at]