Director, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, Department of Global Development
Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Development
Peter Gregory is the Director of Cornell’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Global Development. The Humphrey Program is a one-academic year, non-degree initiative at Cornell and 12 other campuses in the USA that is sponsored by the US Department of State and is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Peter and his team focus on providing outstanding developing country professionals around the globe with opportunities to enhance their leadership potential, managerial skills and scientific knowledge. The Fellows at Cornell are engaged in agriculture, environmental science, and natural resource management.
He enjoys helping Fellows to establish professional contacts at Cornell and elsewhere in the USA that lead to impactful collaborations; many of these continue well beyond the Fellowship year and yield benefits for the USA as well as developing countries. Peter believes that, in this era of global turbulence, a major bonus of the Program is catalyzing improved mutual understanding between the Fellows and Americans as well as within the Fellowship cohort.
Peter’s previous positions include Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics; Assistant Director for Research in CALS; Deputy Director General for Research at the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru; Agricultural Advisor at The World Bank in Washington, DC; Director of Biotechnology at the consulting firm Novigen Sciences Inc. (acquired by Exponent), also in DC; and Director for Biotechnology in International Programs-CALS.
Over more than four decades Peter’s work has morphed from laboratory experiments on plant biochemistry to international development with a primary focus on country and regional biotech strategies and capacity building.
- Doctorate in Plant Biochemistry, King's College
- Bachelors (Honors) in Botany from King's College, University of London
Global Agriculture and Development
Mann Library B75
Ithaca, NY 14853
pg46 [at] cornell.edu
Peter in the news
Peter Gregory, who for more than a decade supported cadres of international leaders through Cornell’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, plans to retire June 30 from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences where he has served as a noted educator, researcher and administrator since 2001.
- Department of Global Development