Professorial Faculty

Ronnie Coffman
Ronnie Coffman

Director of International Programs; International Professor of Global Development

Department of Global Development

International Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Ronnie Coffman
International agriculture & development
Crop improvement
Agricultural biotechnology
Scott Peters
Scott Peters

Professor

Department of Global Development

Scott Peters
Political theory & public philosophy
Community organizing & development
Oral history
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue

Professor

Department of Global Development

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue
Education, Development and Inequality
Population and Development
Sociological Research Methods
Alaka Basu
Alaka Basu

Professor

Department of Global Development

Alaka Basu
Child Health and Mortality
Culture and Demographic Behavior
Gender and Development
Rachel Bezner Kerr
Rachel Bezner Kerr

Professor

Department of Global Development

Rachel Bezner Kerr
Agroecology
Food And Agriculture
Gender
Lori Leonard
Lori Leonard

Professor

Department of Global Development

Chair

Department of Global Development

Lori Leonard
Gender
Waste & garbage
Ethnography
Saurabh Mehta
Saurabh Mehta

Assistant Professor

Nutritional Sciences (CHE)

Associate Professor

Department of Global Development

Saurabh Mehta
  • sm939 [at] cornell.edu
Global health
Epidemiology
Nutrition
Thomas Hirschl
Thomas Hirschl

Professor

Department of Global Development

Thomas Hirschl
Demography, Social Stratification, Ideology
Poverty, Social Policy, Community Action
Youth Development, Social Behavior
Fouad Makki
Fouad Makki

Director of the Polson Institute for Global Development; Associate Professor

Department of Global Development

Fouad Makki
Uneven and Combined Development
Nature and Modernity
State Formation and Development
Wendy Wolford
Wendy Wolford

Vice Provost for International Affairs; Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor

Department of Global Development

Wendy Wolford
International development
Land use & distribution
Social mobilization & agrarian societies
John Zinda
John Zinda

Assistant Professor

Department of Global Development

John Zinda
Environmental sociology
Agriculture and rural livelihoods
China
Jenny Goldstein
Jenny Goldstein

Assistant Professor

Department of Global Development

Jenny Goldstein
  • goldstein [at] cornell.edu
Political ecology
Digital geography
Southeast Asia
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Margaret Smith

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Department of Global Development

Margaret Smith
Maize breeding and genomics
Abiotic stress tolerance
Insect and disease resistance
Philip McMichael
Philip McMichael

Professor

Department of Global Development

Philip McMichael
Food regimes
Food sovereignty
Agrarian questions
John Sipple
John Sipple

Director of Graduate Studies; Professor

Department of Global Development

John Sipple
Pk-12 education
Sociology of communities
Policy
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Max Pfeffer

Professor

Department of Global Development

Max Pfeffer
Agricultural Labor
Community Development
International Migration
Miguel Gomez
Miguel Gomez

Robert G. Tobin Professor

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Professor

Department of Global Development

Miguel Gomez
Food and agricultural economics
Food marketing and distribution
Food value chains and sustainability
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Benjamin Houlton

Ronald P. Lynch Dean

Office of the Dean

Professor

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Professor

Department of Global Development

Benjamin Houlton
  • bzhoulton [at] cornell.edu
Global ecosystem processes
Climate change solutions
Agricultural sustainability
Johannes Lehmann
Johannes Lehmann

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor

Department of Global Development

Johannes Lehmann
Soil biogeochemistry, fertility management, organic matter, and carbon and nutrient cycling from wastes
Soil carbon sequestration and biochar systems
Sustainable agriculture in the tropics
Rebecca Nelson
Rebecca Nelson

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Professor

Department of Global Development

Rebecca Nelson
Genetics of quantitative disease resistance in plants
International agriculture and rural development
Mycotoxin management
Connie Yuan
Y. Connie Yuan

Professor

Department of Communication

Professor

Department of Global Development

Y. Connie Yuan
Organizational communication
Intercultural communication
Knowledge management
Chris Barrett
Chris Barrett

Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Professor

Department of Global Development

Chris Barrett
Agricultural economics
Development economics
Food security
Prabhu Pingali
Prabhu Pingali

Professor

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Professor

Department of Global Development

Professor

Nutritional Sciences

Prabhu Pingali
Food and Nutrition Policy
International Agricultural Development
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Julia Finkelstein
Julia Finkelstein

Associate Professor

Department of Global Development

Associate Professor

Nutritional Sciences

Julia Finkelstein
Epidemiology
Nutrition
Randomized clinical trials, cohort studies & surveillance programs
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David Brown

International Professor, Emeritus

Department of Global Development

David Brown
Rural demography
Political economy
Spacial inequality
Lindy Williams
Lindy Williams

Professor

Department of Global Development

Lindy Williams
Migration
Family Formation
Aging
Marvin Pritts
Marvin Pritts

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Plant Sciences Major

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Professor

Department of Global Development

Marvin Pritts
Berry crops
Season extension
Sustainable production practices
John Hoddinott
John Hoddinott

H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy

Nutritional Sciences (CALS)

Associate Professor

Department of Global Development

John Hoddinott
Economics
Nutrition
Food security
Andy McDonald
Andrew McDonald

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Associate Professor

Department of Global Development

Andrew McDonald
  • ajm9 [at] cornell.edu
Cropping systems ecology
Agricultural sustainability, food security, water resources and climate
International agriculture, policy, and applied social sciences
David Lee
David R. Lee

Professor

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Professor

Department of Global Development

David R. Lee
Applied Economics and Policy
Emerging Markets and Development
Mildred Warner
Mildred Warner

Professor

Department of Global Development

Mildred Warner
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Kathryn Boor

Professor

Food Science

Professor

Department of Global Development

Kathryn Boor
Shorna Allred
Shorna Allred

Associate Professor

Natural Resources and the Environment

Associate Professor

Department of Global Development

Shorna Allred

Research, Teaching and Extension Faculty

David Kay
David Kay

Senior Extension Associate

Department of Global Development

David Kay
Community & Economic Development
Community, Energy Transitions & Climate Change
Governance & Conflict Resolution
KV Raman
Kandukuri Raman

Research Professor; Associate Director, Special Projects in International Programs

Department of Global Development

International Research Professor (Joint)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Kandukuri Raman
International agriculture and rural development
Value-added marketing
Agricultural biotechnology, Integrated Pest Management and technology transfer
Sarah GIroux
Sarah Giroux

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor of the Practice

Department of Global Development

Sarah Giroux
Decompositional Methods
Demography of Inequality and Poverty
Empirics Of Development and Inequality
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Terry Tucker

Professor of the Practice; Co-director of MPS in Global Development

Department of Global Development

Terry Tucker
International agriculture & rural development
Participatory research & extension
Higher education & development
Maricelis Acevedo
Maricelis Acevedo

Research Professor; Co-director of MPS in Global Development

Department of Global Development

International Research Professor (Joint)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Maricelis Acevedo
Ed Mabaya
Ed Mabaya

Research Professor

Department of Global Development

Ed Mabaya
Applied Economics and Policy
Food and Agricultural Economics
International and Development Economics and Policy
Robin Blakely-Armitage
Robin Blakely-Armitage

Senior Extension Associate and Department Extension Lead

Department of Global Development

Robin Blakely-Armitage
Community And Regional Development
Community Resilience And Disaster Risk
Demographic Trends
Mary Jo Dudley
Mary Jo Dudley

Senior Extension Associate and Director, Cornell Farmworker Program

Department of Global Development

Mary Jo Dudley
Agricultural Labor
Immigrant Workers & Communities
Farmworkers
Hale Ann Tufan
Hale Ann Tufan

Research Professor and Project Director: GREAT, AWARE, NextGen Cassava, and Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement

Department of Global Development

International Research Professor (Joint)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Hale Ann Tufan
Allison Chatrchyan
Allison Chatrchyan

Senior Research Associate

Department of Global Development

Senior Research Associate

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Allison Chatrchyan
Sarah Evanega
Sarah Evanega

Research Professor and Director, Cornell Alliance for Science

Department of Global Development

International Research Professor (Joint)

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Sarah Evanega
Science communications & science advocacy
Diversity & inclusion
Biotechnology, policy & social issues
Chiedozie Egesi
Chiedozie Egesi

Project Director, Nextgen Cassava and Adjunct Professor

Department of Global Development

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Chiedozie Egesi
Biotechnology tools for the genetic improvement of cassava
Gender responsive agricultural research
Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman
Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman

Education Minor Coordinator and Senior Extension Associate

Department of Global Development

Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman
Community development
Civic engagement
Engaged learning and research
Gretchen Rymarchyk
Gretchen Rymarchyk

Extension Associate

Department of Global Development

Gretchen Rymarchyk
Education Policy
Public Education
Rural Schools
Lawrence Van De Valk
Lawrence Van De Valk

Senior Extension Associate and Executive Director, Lead NY

Department of Global Development

Lawrence Van De Valk
Peter Gregory
Peter Gregory

Director, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

Department of Global Development

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Peter Gregory
Global Agriculture and Development
Agricultural Biotechnology
David Little
David Little

Senior Extension Associate and Executive Director, Rural Schools Association

Department of Global Development

David Little
Annalisa Raymer
Annalisa Raymer

Director of Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP); Senior Lecturer

Department of Global Development

Annalisa Raymer
Ecosystem of learning
Education and development
Learning cities
Jeffrey Perry
Jeffrey Perry

Senior Lecturer

Department of Global Development

Jeffrey Perry
Extension Education
Teaching Methods
Youth Leadership Development
Jaron Porciello
Jaron Porciello

Associate Director for Research Data Engagement

Department of Global Development

Jaron Porciello
Digital agriculture
Data analytics
Meta science, evidence-based policy, and building partnerships
Tess Pendergrast
Tess Pendergrast

Lecturer

Department of Global Development

Tess Pendergrast
  • tlp59 [at] cornell.edu
Inequality studies
Sociology of public health and environmental justice
Engaged education
Erika Styger
Erika Styger

Professor of the Practice and Associate Director of the Climate-Resilient Farming Systems Program

Department of Global Development

Erika Styger
  • eds8 [at] cornell.edu
System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM)
Agrobiodiversity management and agroforestry
Christina Tonitto
Christina Tonitto

Research Associate

Department of Global Development

Christina Tonitto
  • ctonitto [at] cornell.edu
Ecosystem ecology
Biogeochemical modeling
Agricultural and forest management
Md. Arif Hossain
Md. Arif Hossain

Visiting Fellow

Department of Global Development

Md. Arif Hossain
  • mdarif.hossain [at] cornell.edu
Strategic planning
Sustainable agriculture
Global development policy
Elisabeth Garner
Elisabeth Garner

Gender and Agriculture Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Global Development

Elisabeth Garner
  • eg65 [at] cornell.edu
Xue Zhang
Xue Zhang

Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Global Development

Xue Zhang
  • xz435 [at] cornell.edu
Regional economics and equity
Community development policy
Public health
Eric Danquah
Eric Danquah

Visiting Scientist

Department of Global Development

Eric Danquah
  • edanquah [at] wacci.ug.edu.gh
Genetic diversity
Biotechnologies in crop improvement
Farmers’ knowledge and plant breeding
Andrew Ofstehage
Andrew Ofstehage

Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Global Development

Andrew Ofstehage
Star Yanxin Gao
Star Yanxin Gao

Research Associate

Department of Global Development

Star Yanxin Gao
  • yg28 [at] cornell.edu
Public and private engagement and partnership
Emerging technology deployment and adoption
Business decision modeling and customer centric leadership
Lucy Fisher
Lucy Fisher

Extension Associate and Associate Director of Communications - SRI International Network and Resource Center

Department of Global Development

Lucy Fisher
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Sarah Alexander

Visiting Fellow

Department of Global Development

Sarah Alexander
  • sma53 [at] cornell.edu
Environmental sociology
Environmental justice
Water