Leadership & staff

Office of the chair

  • Chair: Lori Leonard | ll536 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-8988 
  • Assistant to the Chair: Tracie Kennedy | tjk227 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-3163 

Administration 

  • Business manager: Tammy Thomas | tjt2 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-7719
  • Administrative manager: Karene Booker | ktb1 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 254-4644
  • Administrative assistant: Sarah Day | sd756 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-9510 
  • Assistant to directors of research projectsDenise Percey | dmp3 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-3035

Graduate studies

  • Director of graduate studiesJohn Sipple | jws28 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-3005 
  • Graduate field coordinatorAlex Crane | ac292 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-7807 
  • Co-directors of MPS in Global Development

Undergraduate studies 

  • Director of undergraduate studiesSarah Giroux | sh104 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 254-2896 
  • Undergraduate program coordinatorDon Austin | da466 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-3092 
  • Undergraduate coordinator of IARD majorDiane Munn | dmm40 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-3811 
  • Undergraduate coordinator of Education minor: Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman | hmm1 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-0417 

Finance

  • Manager of financeAngie Smith | ams27 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-2274 
  • Administrative assistant of finance, travel and purchasing: Dustin Page | djp279 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 254-7439 
  • Finance reporting and international contract specialist: Melinda von Gordon | mnm23 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-9294 
  • Account representatives 

Department Communications

  • Director for communicationsMatt Hayes | mmh285 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-2204 
  • Communications specialistKelly Merchán | kim28 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-9505 

Program & projects

Communications, media & technical support

  • Cally Arthur | caa9 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-9505 
  • John Bakum | jb755 [at] cornell.edu | (60) 351-6173
  • Stefan Einarson | se57 [at] cornell.edu
  • Matt Hayes | mmh285 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-2204 
  • Chris Knight | ck536 [at] cornell.edu
  • Kelly Merchán | kim28 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-9505 

Event coordination 

AWARE 

  • Project director:  Sarah Evanega | snd2 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-1064 
  • Project managerDevon Jenkins | dlj67 [at] cornell.edu 

Borlaug Fellowship Program

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative 

  • Project directorMaricelis Acevedo | ma934 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-1455
  • Project associateCally Arthur | ca99 [at] cornell.edu  

Ceres2030 

  • Primary investigator and co-directorJaron Porciello | jat264 [at] cornell.edu | (574) 229-4123

Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP) 

  • Program directorAnnalisa Raymer | alr26 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-4673 
  • Program coordinatorSusan Barry | st237 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-7633 
  • Program liaisonSasha Endo | ske5 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-7633 

Cornell Alliance for Science

  • DirectorSarah Evanega | snd2 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-1064 
  • Administrative assistantAndrea Durmiaki | amd449 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-8709  

Cornell Farmworker Program

  • Program directorMary Jo Dudley | farmworkers [at] cornell.edu | (607) 254-5194 
  • Program assistantAmy Saz | ags253 [at] cornell.edu 

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement

  • Associate directorHale Ann Tufan | hat36 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 319-6812 
  • Program ManagerSarah Adeyemo | osa7 [at] cornell.edu  | (607) 255-2234 
  • Program AssistantMonifa Morgan-Bell | mm2893 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-2234

Feed the Future South Asia Eggplant Improvement Partnership

GREAT

  • Project directorHale Ann Tufan | hat36 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 319-6812 
  • Project managerDevon Jenkins | dlj67 [at] cornell.edu

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

LeadNY 

  • Program directorLawrence Van De Valk | ljv4 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-6891 
  • Program coordinatorTerri Denman | tld1 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-7907 

Muhogo Bora 

  • Program co-directorChiedozie Egesi | cne22 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 319-9105
  • Program co-director: Hale Ann Tufan | hat36 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 319-6812

New York Youth Institute

NextGen Cassava

  • Project directorChiedozie Egesi | cne22 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 319-9105 
  • Project support specialistCanaan Boyer | ceb363 [at] cornell.edu

Polson Institute for Global Development

  • DirectorFouad Makki | fmm2 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-6237
  • Administrative assistantSarah Day | sd756 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-9510

Rural Schools Association

  • Executive directorDavid Little | dal295 [at] cornell.edu | (518) 250-5710 
  • Deputy Executive DirectorGretchen Rymarchyk | gkr1 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 354-3557
  • NYS Education Data and Research Hub leadJohn W. Sipple | jws28 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255 3005
  • Program assistantAndrea Durmiaki | amd449 [at] cornell.edu | (607) 255-8709 

Rust2Green

System of Rice Intensification

  • Extension associateLucy Fisher | lhf2 [at] cornell.edu  | (607) 257-8223