Professor of the Practice; Co-director of MPS in Global Development, Department of Global Development
Terry Tucker is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Global Development. He serves as Co-Director of Graduate Studies for the MPS – Global Development program. His teaching and outreach work focuses on smallholder agriculture, especially farmers’ adaptation to change, as well as their roles in research, innovation and social learning processes. He also collaborates on institution strengthening initiatives with universities and other post-secondary educational institutions in South and Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, particularly initiatives related to outreach and multi-institution development partnerships.
Long-term engagement with a wide variety of development-focused organizations across the world (including NGOs, higher education institutions, community and faith-based organizations, government agencies, farmers’ associations, and others) has led to numerous engaged and experiential learning programs for undergraduate students, and to many capstone project opportunities for professional Master’s students. A member of the faculty team for the Agriculture in Developing Nations courses, he has led or co-led field-based courses in the Philippines, India, Myanmar, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica and Haiti.
Since joining Cornell in 1995, Prof. Tucker’s work has included undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, collaborative design and management of international development cooperation programs and projects, and leadership roles with the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, International Programs – CALS, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.
Teaching and Advising
IARD 4020/6020: Agriculture in Developing Nations I and II
IARD 4940: Junior Seminar
IARD 6970: Global Development MPS Seminar
IARD 6960: Perspectives in International Development Seminar
IARD 7830: Farmer-centered Research and Extension
PhD in Education (Agriculture, Adult and Extension) – Cornell University
MEd in Agricultural and Extension Education – Penn State University
This Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series features a broad range of researchers and development practitioners presenting the latest findings on contemporary issues relating to sustainable development throughout the world.
That question was answered over two weeks in January, as she and 17 other Cornell students – along with a nearly equal number of Indian students – traversed nearly 1,000 miles across India as part of coursework for the International Agricultural...