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Two dozen Engaged Faculty Fellows announced

Twenty-four faculty members, representing six colleges and the Cornell University Library, make up the 2019-20 cohort of the Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program. Above, Kathryn Gleason, professor of landscape architecture and a 2019-20 Faculty Fellow in Engaged Scholarship, speaks at a seminar. Photo by Lindsay France 

Twenty-four faculty members, representing six colleges and the Cornell University Library, have been named to the Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program.

The 2019-20 cohort, the largest in the seven-year history of the program, joins more than 50 other faculty fellows dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning at Cornell and within their respective fields.

“I’m delighted to welcome these brilliant and committed Engaged Faculty Fellows to the network,” said Anna Sims Bartel, associate director of community-engaged curricula and practice in the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

“They represent a diversity of projects and programs that will lead to rich conversations and collaborations among us and – even more importantly – will have important positive benefits for their students and community partners,” she said. “From community-engaged deer management to public interest data science to collaborative case studies of small African agrobusinesses, the work of the fellows is contributing to their disciplines and to the world in powerful ways.”

During the yearlong cohort program, participants work in one of two communities of practice: The Faculty Fellows in Engaged Learning focus on designing, refining and enhancing engaged courses and curricula; the Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship develop products of their public work, including articles for academic publication, conference presentations, op-ed pieces, manuals and more.

Each cohort will: explore theories and practices of community-engaged learning; meet monthly to discuss readings, projects and challenges; and expand the idea of what it means to teach and conduct research, with community partners, at Cornell.

2019-20 Faculty Fellows in Engaged Learning:

  • Toby Ault, associate professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS);
  • Edward E. Baptist, professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences (A&S);
  • Suzanne Charles, assistant professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP);
  • Kristen Elmore, research associate, assistant director of Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE), Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, College of Human Ecology (CHE);
  • Heather Furnas, American studies librarian/instruction lead, Olin Research and Learning Services, Cornell University Library;
  • Stephen Hilgartner, professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, A&S;
  • Lori Leonard, professor, Department of Development Sociology, CALS;
  • J. Nathan Matias, assistant professor, Department of Communication, CALS;
  • Traci Nathans-Kelly, senior lecturer, Engineering Communications Program, College of Engineering;
  • Amy Newman, senior lecturer, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business;
  • Matt Pritchard, professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Engineering;
  • Annalisa L. Raymer, lecturer in Adult, Lifelong and Leadership Learning, Department of Development Sociology, and director of the Community Learning and Service Partnership, CALS;
  • Sarah Sachs, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Science and Technology Studies, A&S;
  • Sonja Skelly, director of education and communications, Cornell Botanic Gardens, and adjunct associate professor, School of Integrative Plant Science – Horticulture Section, CALS;
  • Kora von Wittelsbach, senior lecturer, Departments of Italian language and Romance studies, and director, Cornell-in-Turin Summer Program in Modern European Politics, A&S;
  • So-Yeon Yoon, associate professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, CHE; and
  • Malte Ziewitz, assistant professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, A&S.

2019-20 Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship:

  • Paul Curtis, professor, Department of Natural Resources, CALS;
  • Kathryn Gleason, professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, CALS;
  • Ndunge Kiiti, visiting professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and director, Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Teams Program, SC Johnson;
  • Jeanne Moseley, senior lecturer, Division of Nutritional Sciences, and director, Global Health Program, CHE;
  • Kristin Roebuck, assistant professor, Department of History, A&S;
  • Todd Schmit, associate professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, SC Johnson; and
  • James Spinazzola, assistant professor, Department of Music, A&S.

Ashlee McGandy is content strategist in the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

This article also appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.