Eleanor Andrews is a Honey Bee Extension Assistant at Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies and a PhD candidate in Development/Rural Sociology at Cornell University. Ellie is interested in strengthening beekeepers’ ability to evaluate sources of information about beekeeping, which is especially important now that honey bee health has moved into the political arena. Her research addresses how beekeepers learn to keep bees, how beekeeping clubs support different forms of sustainable beekeeping, and how educational resources for beekeepers have developed over time. She believes that the problems that beekeepers face can only be addressed by combining physical science and social science. Ellie also brings a focus on pedagogy and organizational frameworks to support learning, based on her experiences teaching at Cornell, Peace Corps, a Quaker boarding school, and prison.
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PhD Candidate & Honey Bee Extension Assistant, Dyce Lab of Honey Bee Studies, Cornell University
Associate Dean for Outreach, Cornell University
Linda Barrington is the Associate Dean for Outreach and Sponsored Research in the ILR School at Cornell University. She is also the Executive Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS), an interdisciplinary initiative in that analyzes, teaches, and communicates broadly about monetary and non-monetary rewards from work.
Barrington comes to the ILR School from The Conference Board, a global business membership and research organization. There, she held several positions over the past 10 years, including economist, special assistant to the CEO, research director, and most recently Managing Director of Human Capital.
Prior to The Conference Board, Barrington was on the economics faculty at Barnard College of Columbia University. While on faculty at Barnard College, she published several articles on gender economics, poverty measurement and economic history. She has also taught at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), the University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.
Nurse Scientist, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
Erica Bender is a staff nurse practitioner in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and co-teaches Biomedical and Clinical Sciences I and II within DNS’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Health Studies. She is the manager of the DNS Human Metabolic Research Unit, where her clinical procedures on human participants have led to her research in maternal-child nutrition and hormonal disorders in women as they relate to nutrition. Ms. Bender received her MS in nursing from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where she received two distinguished awards, Excellence in Clinical Practice and Excellence in Academic Achievement. Ms. Bender received her MS in nursing from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where she received two distinguished awards, Excellence in Clinical Practice and Excellence in Academic Achievement. Ms. Bender is a certified nurse-midwife and a nurse practitioner in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. During her early career, she concentrated heavily on obstetrics. She has delivered approximately 900 babies and provided prenatal/postnatal care to thousands of women. In her later career, she focused on gynecology and primary care for women. She has worked in diverse environments such as private practice, indigent care, health departments, and hospital systems, as well as academia. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives, a certified childbirth educator, and a National Healthcare educator.
Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Law School Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
Nathalia Bernardo is a partner in the real estate practice of Paul Hastings LLP, New York City, where she counsels clients in commercial real estate transactions and joint ventures. She has a law degree from Boston College Law School.
Management & Organizational Behavior Professor, Cornell University
Judi Brownell is a professor at the School of Hotel Administration. She teaches courses in organizational behavior and management communication. Brownell has international teaching experience and her on-line eCornell executive courses are taken worldwide.
Brownell’s research projects include studies on managerial listening behavior and the competencies required for global hospitality leaders. She has created tools to assess employee-organization fit and the communication of service values. Her current research focuses on listening as it relates to communicating and maintaining service quality standards in the international cruise industry.
Brownell has authored several textbooks, published over 80 articles and serves on several editorial boards. She is also past president of the International Listening Association and has received awards for her research in this field. Brownell has conducted training and consulting for a wide range of hospitality organizations. Among her projects, she has designed assessment centers for hospitality leadership development.
A seasoned administrator, Brownell has served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs, dean of students, and director for graduate studies. She has also been academic area director for both the organization behavior and management communication disciplines.
Associate Professor, ILR School, Cornell University
I am a faculty member in the ILR School at Cornell University. My primary appointment is in human resource studies with courtesy appointments in organizational behavior and sociology. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty in 2009, I was a faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management. I started my academic career at the Harvard Business School teaching leadership and organizational behavior. I earned my Ph.D. in sociology at Stanford University and served as a lecturer and researcher in organizational behavior and human resources management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
EAS Master Beekeeper, Owner of Hungry Bear Farms and Ross Rounds, Current President of the Ontario Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association
Ben is a third generation beekeeper and currently owns two beekeeping supply companies with his wife Kimberly; their farm business Hungry Bear Farms and their manufacturing business Ross Rounds. Ben’s primary function is managing their businesses, coordinating logistics and heading up the commercial sales division of Hungry Bear Farms. He is the current Director at Large for New York State’s beekeeping association and helps with marketing and technical resources. He is the current president of his local beekeeping association in Canandaigua New York and the Ontario Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association, where he coordinates their meetings & brings in speakers from all over the country. He also teaches beginner beekeeping classes for their farm with Kimberly, as well as at their local club. Ben also helps Kimberly with their migratory beekeeping operation in Florida with managing trucking and logistics. Ben is a co-coordinator for the Geneva Bee Conference, helping bring beekeeping education and speakers to a wider audience in NY State. He enjoys escaping into the beeyard when he gets a free moment.
Retired Clinical Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Bill Carroll is a retired clinical professor of marketing at the School of Hotel Administration. He taught courses in economics, new media, pricing and marketing distribution. Carroll has been recognized numerous times as teacher-of-the-year at the school and offers several online courses through eCornell. He is also CEO of Marketing Economics, a consulting firm specializing in travel industry pricing, distribution, yield management and strategic planning.
For over 25 years Carroll held a variety of senior positions in the travel industry. He was Division Vice President for Global Marketing Planning at Hertz, where he was responsible for global pricing, revenue management, marketing information systems, and counter sales. He implemented the first decentralized revenue management system in the car rental industry and a comprehensive Executive Information System that gained national recognition. Carroll later served as the global vice president for Reed Elsevier’s Travel Group, overseeing Travel Weekly, the Hotel and Travel Index, the Official Hotel Guide, and the Official Meetings and Facilities Guide.
As CEO of Marketing Economics, Carroll works with clients across the travel industry, including hotel chains, online travel agencies, hotel service companies, and travel intermediaries. He also works closely with PhoCusWright, Inc. a travel industry research, consulting and publishing company. In collaboration with PhoCusWright, Carroll writes often on the evolution of hotel distribution and its impact on major chains and intermediaries. He has also written numerous articles on economics and travel industry topics.
Prior to his work in the travel industry, Carroll was an assistant professor of Economics at Drew University. He also served as a member of the economics staff at AT&T where he was an expert witness before state regulatory bodies and prepared filings on pricing and forecasting with the Federal Communications Commission. In addition to his business and academic career, Carroll is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and was a university lacrosse coach for over 10 years. Carroll holds a B.A. degree in economics from Rutgers, an M.S. in labor studies from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in economics from Penn State.
Professor, Cornell University
Steven Carvell is a professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Academic Director of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at the School of Hotel Administration. He has taught finance courses at the School since 1986. Carvell’s research is directed toward new approaches to hotel valuation and investment decisions.
Recent projects have focused on adjusted present value analysis and the valuation of sequential real options within a hotel valuation framework; the valuation of exotic reservation options in hotels; and determining optimal brand standards for hotel companies. Carvell recently finished a major project designed to identify the determinants of hotel demand in the U.S. He is also involved with evaluating the effectiveness of hotel company business strategies, using strategic benchmarking and Economic Value Added analysis.
Carvell is the co-author of In the Shadows of Wall Street, (Prentice-Hall, Inc. Paul Strebel and Steven Carvell, 1988). He has published ten articles in academic and professional journals including the Financial Analysts Journal and the Harvard Business Review. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, and Institutional Investor and Financial World.
Carvell has worked for professional money managers in applied strategy in the equity market and served as a consultant to the Presidential Commission on the 1987 stock market crash. He specializes in new approaches to valuation and risk analysis in feasibility studies, hotel debt capacity models, strategic benchmarking and economic value added analysis. Professor Carvell has conducted numerous specialized Executive Education seminars for some of the largest hotel companies in the world. Carvell holds a Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Binghamton.
Associate Professor, Cornell University
Christopher J. Collins is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of CAHRS in the ILR School at Cornell University. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Collins’ teaches, conducts research, and does consulting in the areas of strategic human resource management, the role of HR practices and leadership in driving employee engagement, and the role of HR in driving firm innovation and knowledge creation. His research has been accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, and Human Performance. In addition, Dr. Collins serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, and Personnel Psychology.
He currently teaches courses in Human Resource Management, Organizational Consulting, and Business Strategy to masters and undergraduate students in the ILR School at Cornell University. Dr. Collins has taught executive development programs at Cornell University and the Society of Human Resource Management. He has also worked as a private HR consultant or conducted executive development programs to multiple Fortune 500 organizations and several startup organizations. His consulting work has primarily focused on talent management, employee engagement, and strategic HR planning.
Dr. Collins is a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Society for Human Resource Management.
Professor, ILR School, Cornell University
Alexander Colvin is the Martin F. Scheinman Professor of Conflict Resolution at the ILR School, Cornell University. He is an associate member of the Cornell Law Faculty and Associate Director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. His research and teaching focuses on employment dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on procedures in nonunion workplaces and the impact of the legal environment on organizations. His current research projects include an empirical investigation of the outcomes of employment arbitration and a cross-national study of labor and employment law change in the Anglo-American countries. He has published articles in journals such as Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Personnel Psychology, Relations Industrielles, the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, and the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy. He is also co-author (with Harry C. Katz and Thomas A. Kochan) of the textbook An Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations, 4th edition (Irwin-McGraw-Hill).
Prof. Colvin received his J.D. in 1992 from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in 1999 from Cornell University. He received the 2003 Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA) and the 2000 Best Dissertation Award from the IRRA for his dissertation entitled “Citizens and Citadels: Dispute Resolution and the Governance of Employment Relations”. Before joining the faculty of the ILR School in 2008, he taught at Penn State University from 1999-2008.
Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Jan A. deRoos is an associate professor at the School of Hotel Administration, where he has taught since 1988. He has devoted his career to hospitality real estate; with a focus on the valuation, financing, development, and operation of lodging, timeshare, and restaurant assets. He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Cornell University, all with majors in Hotel Administration. His areas of teaching expertise span a range of hospitality real estate topics; property valuation, hospitality asset management, feasibility studies, hotel/resort planning and design, hotel/resort development and construction, and timeshare/vacation ownership. A frequent speaker on these topics, deRoos has contributed to lodging industry conferences in London, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, and Stockholm.
His current research is focused on three themes; the design and implementation of hotel management contracts and hotel leases, investment returns to lodging properties and supply/demand dynamics of lodging markets. He has developed two software tools to support the feasibility analysis of hospitality property; one entitled the Hospitality Valuation Software, which was co-developed with Stephen Rushmore of HVS International, and a second proprietary tool called the Timeshare Valuation Models.
Prior to his teaching career at Cornell, deRoos worked extensively in the hospitality industry including with the Sheraton Corporation in New York City, as an engineering professional; the Remington Hotel Corporation as director of engineering, responsible for the engineering operations and renovation planning of the firm’s owned and managed hotel portfolio; and as senior project manager, responsible for the construction of new properties and renovation of existing hotels. During this period, deRoos was responsible for the construction of Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Hampton Inns.
Professor, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Professor Glen Dowell studies the interaction of firms with their natural, institutional, and competitive environments. His principle interest lies in uncovering sources of performance and survival differences among firms, and his research focuses on environmental performance. Recent publications and current working papers document the impact of environmental performance on acquisition choice, the role of acquirer capabilities and distance on change in targets’ post-acquisition performance, and how organizational structures affect responsiveness to regulatory changes.
Professor Dowell’s research has been published in Management Science, Organization Studies, Advances in Strategic Management, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, and Industrial and Corporate Change. He is on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly and represents Cornell on the board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS).
At Johnson, Professor Dowell teaches Sustainable Global Enterprise, Strategic Change and Renewal, The Global Enterprise. He is a faculty affiliate for the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise.
Visiting Assistant Professor, ILR School, Cornell University
Allison Louise Elias holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History at the Cornell ILR School where she teaches ILRLR 1100: Introduction to U.S. Labor History, ILRLR 2070: Writing Seminar in History: The American Dream in the 20th-Century United States, and ILRLR 3040: Special Topics in History: Women, Gender, and Capitalism. Prior to her appointment at ILR, she held teaching or research positions at the University of Virginia in the Department of History, the Studies in Women and Gender Program, and at the Darden School of Business. Her research interests are gender and work, women’s leadership development, and ideas of success in American society. She is writing a book about the contested meanings of workplace feminism in U.S. corporations from the 1960s-1990s. Her book analyzes competing strains of women’s activism as well as changing state and corporate policies that provided some but not all women with upward mobility into leadership positions.
Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor of Innovation and Dynamic Management, Cornell University
Cathy A. Enz is the Lewis G. Schaeneman, Jr. Professor of Innovation and Dynamic Management and a full professor in strategy. She served as associate dean for industry research and affairs and executive director of the Center for Hospitality Research from 2000 to 2003. Enz has published over one hundred journal articles, book chapters, and four books in the area of strategic management. Her research has been published in a wide variety of prestigious academic and hospitality journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, The Academy of Management Journal, and The Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.
Enz teaches courses in innovation and strategic management and is the recipient of both outstanding teaching and research awards. The Hospitality Change Simulation, a learning tool for the introduction of effective change, was developed by Enz and is available as an online education program of eCornell. Three strategic management courses are also available through eCornell. Enz also presents numerous executive programs around the world, consults extensively in North America, and serves on the Board of Directors of two privately-owned hotel companies.
Prior to her academic activities, Enz held several industry positions, including strategy development analyst in the office of corporate research for a large insurance organization and operations manager responsible for Midwestern United States customer service and logistics in the dietary food service division of a large U.S. health care corporation. Enz received her PhD from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University and taught on the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University prior to arriving at Cornell in 1990.
Principal Consultant, Medical Group Management Association
Nick Fabrizio PhD, FACMPE, FACHE, is a principal consultant with the MGMA Health Care Consulting Group and serves on the faculty at Cornell University’s Sloan Program in Health Administration, where he has also served as the executive in residence. His primary expertise is in physician practice management and managing complex physician-hospital relationships.
Post-Doctoral Associate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
Dr. Julia P. Felice is Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and Cornell University. She received her BS in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her PhD in Nutritional Science at Cornell University. Her doctoral research centered on lactating mothers’ practices for providing human milk to their infants with pumps and bottles and by feeding directly at the breast. Her doctoral work included in-home interviews with pregnant and lactating mothers as well as analyses of national quantitative data on infant feeding practices. This work provided important insights into the lived experiences of lactating and milk-pumping mothers at home and at work, as well as the potential links between early-postpartum pumping practices and long-term outcomes for feeding human milk. This work highlighted a range of obstacles that are experienced by mothers in attempting to directly breastfeed, to pump enough milk in the workplace, and to support their own health and well-being in the first year postpartum. Dr. Felice’s interests center on reducing mothers’ obstacles to meeting national recommendations and their own personal health goals and on reducing disparities in how mothers experience those obstacles.
Senior Research Associate, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University
I am a Sr. Research Associate and Lecturer in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. I received a B.S. in chemistry from Butler University in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology from Cornell University in 2007. My research area of interest is folate-dependent one-carbon metabolism, which is required for synthesis of DNA precursors and methionine. Perturbations in this network may result from folate deficiency, polymorphisms in genes that encode folate-dependent enzymes, and/or other B-vitamin deficiencies. These perturbations are associated with adverse physiological outcomes that include certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, neurological impairments, and birth defects. While fortification of the food supply with folic acid has decreased birth defect rates both in the U.S. and throughout the world, the mechanisms that underlie this response and possible interactions with other clinical outcomes are not completely understood.
My research uses several in vitro and in vivo model systems to study the mechanisms that underlie physiological outcomes associated with perturbed one-carbon metabolism. More specifically, inadequate thymidylate (dTMP, or the “T” base in DNA) can result in misincorporation of uracil into DNA, which then leads to DNA damage and genome instability in both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. Recent studies using isotope tracer methodologies have elucidated mechanisms whereby mammalian cells respond to folate deficiency to spare nuclear dTMP synthesis at the expense of methionine synthesis. We have also shown that nucleotide precursors of thymidylate, namely uridine and deoxyuridine, have distinct fates in DNA, and dietary intake of each of these nucleosides uniquely modifies folate-responsive birth defects and colon tumor formation in mice. Current and future research will extend these studies to understand the mechanisms by which perturbed one-carbon metabolism and genome instability affect pathologies including peripheral neuropathy, neurological disorders, and lung cancer.
Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Allan Filipowicz is Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations and Dean of Executive Education at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Allan Filipowicz’s research focuses on how emotions drive or impede leadership effectiveness at both the intrapersonal and interpersonal levels. Within this domain, he studies the relationship between emotions and risky decision making; the influence of humor on both leadership and negotiation effectiveness; and the impact of emotional transitions in negotiations.
His work has been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Forecasting, and Creativity Research Journal.
Professor Filipowicz teaches Managing and Leading Organizations (recently winning a Best Core Faculty Award), Negotiations, Executive Leadership and Development, Leading Teams and Critical and Strategic Thinking. He has taught executives across the globe, from Singapore to Europe to the US, with recent clients including Medtronic, Bayer, Google, Pernod Ricard and Harley-Davidson.
Professor Filipowicz received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania, and degrees in Electrical Engineering (M.Eng., BS) and Economics (BA) from Cornell University. His professional experience includes banking (Bankers Trust, New York) and consulting, including running his own boutique consulting firm and four years with The Boston Consulting Group in Paris.
Associate Professor of Emergency and Critical Care, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Fletcher is co-chair of the RECOVER Initiative, which published the first evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines in 2012, and has taught CPR courses all over the world. His research interests include high fidelity medical simulation for veterinary training; novel diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets for patients in shock; non-invasive measures of cardiac output and oxygen delivery; diagnosis and treatment of disordered fibrinolysis; biochemical prognostic and diagnostic indicators and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Law School Partner, Cooley LLP
Jim Fulton is a partner in the Emerging Companies practice group in the New York office of Cooley LLP, where he represents both emerging and established companies and the venture capital firms that invest in them. He has a law degree from Georgetown University.
Partner, New York Office of Dechert LLP
Allison Fumai is a partner in the New York law firm of Dechert LLP, focusing her practice on the representation of investment companies and their advisors. She has a law degree from Cornell Law School.
Professor, The College of William & Mary
Scott Gibson is a Professor of Finance and J.E. Zollinger Term Professor at the College of William and Mary Mason School of Business. His current research interests include optimal financing strategies for hospitality firms and the effect of institutional investor trading behavior on securities prices. His research has appeared in hospitality-focused journals including the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, Journal of Hospitality Financial Management, the Cornell Hospitality Report and top finance journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Intermediation, International Review of Finance, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Journal of Financial Services Research.
His research has also been featured widely in the financial press, including articles in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Barron’s, Business Week, Bloomberg, Financial Advisor, and Institutional Investor.
Before returning to his alma mater Boston College where he received a Ph.D. in Finance, Professor Gibson worked as an analyst with Fidelity Investments and as a credit team leader serving a Fortune 500 clientele with HSBC Bank. Lecturing about corporate ﬁnance and the creation of shareholder value, he has received numerous teaching awards at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels. He has also been named as an outstanding faculty member in Business Week’s Guide to the Best Business Schools.
Associate Dean for Finance, Administration and Corporate Relations, Cornell University’s ILR School
Joseph Grasso has 30 years of financial and managerial experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Grasso is currently Associate Dean for Finance, Administration and Corporate Relations at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Grasso is a core faculty member of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) where he teaches courses on Non-Profit Finance and Management, Fundraising, and Budgeting. Grasso also teaches in the ILR School where he has taught such courses as Socially Responsible Business, Finance for Human Resources, and Employee Benefits.
Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Robert Green teaches corporate, international, and federal income taxation at Cornell Law School. He has a law degree from Georgetown University and formerly practised law in the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling.
Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Marketing Professor, Cornell University
Professor Gupta’s research focuses on analytical models of marketing phenomena, including discrete choice models of consumer behavior, marketing mix models, measurement of returns on marketing investments, pricing, promotions, and advertising decisions, channel relationships, and so forth. His expertise is in the consumer goods and prescription pharmaceutical industries.
In 2008 one of Professor Gupta’s papers received the O’Dell award of the American Marketing Association. This award is given to the authors of the best article published in the Journal of Marketing Research five years before. Professor Gupta also received the Paul Green award of the American Marketing Association in 2003. In 2007, he received the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly’s best paper award for his article on customer satisfaction in the restaurant industry. Five of his other published papers have been finalists for the O’Dell award, the Paul Green award, and the John D.C. Little award. Professor Gupta has served on the editorial boards of Marketing Science and the Journal of Marketing Research.
At Johnson, Gupta teaches the core Marketing Management course in the Cornell-Queens Executive MBA Program, as well as a popular MBA elective course called Data Driven Marketing. He has previously taught MBA elective courses in Marketing Research and Pricing, and continues to be active in executive education in various programs. In 2009, he received the Stephen Russell Distinguished Teaching Award, given by the Johnson class of 2004, at their fifth reunion. The 2007 graduating MBA class selected him to receive the Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. Gupta previously taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he received the Sidney Levy Award for teaching excellence.
From 2010 to 2013 Professor Gupta was Johnson’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. In that role he was responsible for recruitment and development of faculty, and for the research function of the school. He is currently the Director of the Ph.D. Program.
Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and the Joseph R. Rich Professor, Cornell University
Kevin is the Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and the Joseph R. Rich Professor of Economics and Human Resource Studies in the ILR School at Cornell University. Previous Cornell positions include the Chair of the Financial Policy Committee, the Donald C. Opatrny Chair of the University-Wide Department of Economics, and founding Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies. He has been at Cornell since 2005.
He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and on the Board of Directors of Society of Certified Professionals at WorldatWork. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.
His current research is focused on labor markets, executive compensation, and the plan design and mix of employee compensation. His most recent book, Pay, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012 and received the Princeton University Richard A. Lester Prize.
Kevin’s work has covered a variety of topics including executive compensation, compensation design, discrimination, compensation of persons with disabilities, strikes, the gender gap, job loss, the link between labor and financial markets, the valuation of employee stock options, compensation of leaders of for-profits, nonprofits and labor unions, retirement, and quantile regression. He has been published in a variety of outlets including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Public Economics, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management. He has co-edited four volumes on Labor Economics and two volumes on Executive Compensation. Funding for his research has come from various sources, including the American Compensation Association, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is the recipient of the Albert Reese Award for the Best Dissertation in Labor Economics from the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University and the John Dunlop Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
He previously served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and Economics Bulletin. He is currently on the editorial board of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review and is on the advisory boards of the Journal of People and Organizational Effectiveness and Compensation and Benefits Review.
He earned a B.A. in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in1991, a M.A. in Economics from Princeton University in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1995.
Associate Professor, Cornell University
John Hausknecht is an associate professor of human resource studies at Cornell University. He earned his Ph.D. in 2003 from Penn State University with a major in industrial/organizational psychology and minor in management. He received the 2004 S. Rains Wallace Award for the best dissertation in the field of industrial/organizational psychology. Professor Hausknecht’s research primarily falls within the domain of staffing and has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. Recent papers have examined applicant persistence in selection settings, reactions to company hiring practices, and predictors and consequences of collective-level absenteeism and turnover. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology.
Professor Hausknecht teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on human resource management, staffing organizations, and HR analytics. He received the ILR School’s MacIntyre award for exemplary teaching in 2008. Prior to academia, he worked as a consultant to Fortune 500 firms in the areas of leadership assessment, talent management, and organizational change. Professor Hausknecht is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Society for Human Resource Management.
Edwin H. Woodruff Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Robert A. Hillman joined the Cornell Law School faculty in 1982, and served as Associate Dean from 1990-1997. He is the author of The Richness of Contract Law (1997) and a coauthor of the Sixth Edition of White, Summers, and Hillman, Uniform Commercial Code (2012 through 2014). Professor Hillman teaches contracts, commercial law, and the law of e-commerce.
Beekeeper and owner of Sky Barn Apiaries, Research Technician, Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies, Cornell University
David Hopkins is a honey bee research technician at the Dyce Lab. He has been a beekeeper since assembling a box hive and populating it with a mail-order package in 1974. His activity with bees includes developing apiaries with Langstroth equipment, employment with commercial beekeepers and providing long distance transportation of bees for migratory apiarists. Now in his early retirement years he has commercialized and expanded his holdings that includes 50 – 75 colonies kept on a variety of farms in the Cayuga Lake region of central New York. Active with apprentices and local beekeeper clubs his current interests include developing northern hardy queens and nucs for New York beekeepers. Hopkins holds a Bachelor of Science in the Communicating Arts with a specialty in radio journalism.
Director of the Systems Engineering Program, School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University
Peter Jackson is a Professor in the School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. Born in Nipigon, Ontario, Canada, he received a B.A. in Economics with Mathematics in 1975 (University of Western Ontario), a M.Sc. in Statistics in 1978 (Stanford University), and a Ph.D. in Operations Research in 1980 (Stanford University). He has served at Cornell since 1980. He is Director of Graduate Studies for, and a former Director of, the Systems Engineering Program within the College of Engineering. He also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for ORIE.
Jackson has published in IIE Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management, Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, and Operations Research. Professor Jackson has consulted with several companies in these areas, including Agco, PTC-Servigistics, General Motors, Cleveland Clinic, Xelus, Clopay Building Products, General Electric, Aeroquip, and Quaker Oats. He is the recipient of a General Motors Research and Development Innovation award in 2011 for a business process to optimize retail inventories. Professor Jackson is also active in educational curriculum development for operations research and systems engineering. He is the recipient of several awards for curriculum innovation in addition to numerous student-voted awards for teaching excellence. He is the author of an introductory textbook to systems engineering, Getting Design Right: A Systems Approach.
Associate Professor, Cornell University
Professor Johnson’s research focuses primarily on applied theoretical microeconomic issues related to strategy and industrial organization. Recent topics of research include: open source software, new car leasing with adverse selection and moral hazard, the strategic revision of product lines in response to intensified competition, strategic defensive publishing as an intellectual property management tool, constructing a general framework for analyzing changing demand dispersion (as generated by advertising or product design decisions), and the use of entry-level products to control consumer learning.
Professor of Collective Bargaining, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
Harry C. Katz is the interim Provost at Cornell University and the Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining at the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. After teaching at MIT he came to the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1985.
Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Eve Klein is a partner in the New York office of Duane Morris LLP, where she heads the labor and employment law litigation practice. She has a law degree from Cornell Law School and an undergraduate degree from Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Associate Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Rob Kwortnik, associate professor of services marketing, joined Cornell’s faculty after earning his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Temple University in 2003. He also earned a BA in Journalism from Temple and an MBA from California State University, Northridge. Kwortnik’s research focuses on consumer behavior in service contexts, with special attention to service experience management. He has published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Service Research, The International Journal of Research in Marketing, and the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, among others. He has been honored eight times as a Teacher of the Year by students at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. Prior to his career in academics, Kwortnik held several professional positions in marketing and was a travel industry consultant. He is a recognized expert on the leisure cruise industry.
Assistant Professor of Marketing, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Professor Clarence Lee teaches digital marketing and data analytics at the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses, where he is Breazzano Family Sesquicentennial Fellow. His research focuses on the drivers behind consumer adoption, usage and purchase of digital products. He received his doctorate from Harvard Business School and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, he conducted nanotechnology research at IBM and space system design at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Assistant Professor, ILR School, Cornell University
I am an assistant professor in Human Resource Studies, with teaching interests in HR and Staffing, and research interests in gender, stereotyping, and the management of work and family. Originally from Kentucky, I began my education at big state schools in the south before joining the faculty in ILR. The college’s appreciation of combining the world of work with social science research and practice is a perfect place to grow rewarding relationships with faculty, practitioners, and students alike.
I am married with a preschool-aged daughter, a golden retriever, and two cats. In my spare time, I enjoy CrossFit, watching basketball, reading (primarily novels of a non-academic bent), and participating in the Ithaca community.
SHA ‘07 School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University
Elizabeth Martyn has extensive experience in the luxury and ultra-luxury travel and guest services industry. Her past responsibilities have included managing operations, employee training and development, and creating full-service travel and accommodation experiences both domestically and internationally. She is a former undergraduate core curriculum instructor at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.
Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | Medical Director, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Thomas M. Campbell II, MD is Medical Director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. He is co-founder and director of a groundbreaking Nutrition in Medicine program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, working with individuals and groups to prevent and treat illness using diet and lifestyle. A board-certified family physician, Dr. Campbell is coauthor, with his father, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, of The China Study, a worldwide bestseller, and author of The China Study Solution (The Campbell Plan in hardcover). He has published in the Israel Medical Association Journal and in CME publications Primary Care Reports and Integrative Medicine Alert. He has completed multiple marathons.
Associate Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition
Saurabh Mehta is a physician with training and expertise in infectious disease, nutrition, epidemiology, and diagnostics. The overarching focus of his research is to identify, diagnose, and intervene on modifiable risk factors such as nutrition to improve population health with advances in technological innovation an integral component. This is achieved through a combination of active surveillance programs, invention of smartphone diagnostics for nutrition and infection, and randomized controlled trials primarily in resource-limited settings in India, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Dr. Mehta is currently the Principal Investigator on a trial of vitamin D supplementation among patients with tuberculosis in South India and Principal Investigator on two large randomized efficacy trials to determine the effect of biofortified crops on nutrition and immune function in infants in the urban slums of Mumbai, India. He is also the co-inventor of the Cornell NutriPhone and FeverPhone, a NSF- and NIH-funded platform for point-of-care diagnosis of nutritional status and infections. In Ecuador, Dr. Mehta have been focusing on neglected tropical diseases such as dengue virus infection, and is currently the Principal Investigator on an NIH R01 focusing on the development of FeverPhone, for differential diagnosis of acute febrile illnesses. He serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization on topics such as tuberculosis, nutrition, and diagnostic test accuracy. This also involved recently serving as the external expert on Emergency Guideline Development Meeting for Zika virus, and publishing the first systematic review on mother to child transmission of Zika virus.
Managing Director, Center for Advanced HR Studies, Cornell University
After an extensive search, we have completed our search for the managing director of CAHRS and have chosen Steve Miranda to fill the role. By way of quick background, Steve was most recently the head of HR for SHRM and helped to lead the SHRM foundation – a subsidiary of SHRM that focuses on partnering with academics to support research on human resources management. Prior to his role with SHRM, he was a senior HR leader with Lucent Technologies. The deciding factors for the search committee were Steve’s years of experience in the function and his understanding and experience of working with academics in his role with the SHRM foundation. While we had a number of really strong candidates, Steve seemed to have the best background and skill set for helping to bridge the academic and practitioner worlds. We are very excited about the hire and hope you all get the chance to meet with Steve and welcome him to CAHRS.
Faculty Services Librarian and Lecturer in Law, Cornell Law School
Matt Morrison has a law degree from Mercer University and a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Kentucky. At the Cornell Law School, he teaches a course in Online Legal Subscription Services and the legal research component of the first-year Lawyering course.
Honey Bee Extension Associate, Dyce Lab of Honey Bee Studies, Cornell University
Emma Kate Mullen is the Honey Bee Extension Associate at Cornell University. Emma works with beekeepers in New York State and beyond to understand factors affecting honey bee health, with a focus on pathogens, pesticides, and management practices. While studying honey bee social behavior for her Masters Degree in Canada, she became fascinated with bees’ interactions with each other, humans, and the environment. She is interested in pollinator conservation and has held advisory roles for the development of the Ontario Pollinator Health Action Plan and the New York State Pollinator Protection Plan. At Cornell University, she creates extension materials and hosts workshops to help educate beekeepers across the Northeast on various aspects of honey bee health and beekeeping. She is particularly interested in communicating research to beekeepers and working with them to improve their colonies’ health.
Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Stephen A. Mutkoski is the Banfi Vintners Endowed Chair of Wine Education and Management at the School of Hotel Administration, where he has taught since 1972. He received his BS from Cornell University in 1967 and his PhD in 1976. A former food and beverage manager and restaurant owner, Mutkoski has been able to combine his professional career with his love of food and wine. He teaches several food and beverage management courses in both the academic programs and the executive education program at Cornell. His “Introduction to Wine” class has an enrollment of over 700 students each term. In the past 23 years he has taught over 33,000 Cornell graduates about the pleasures of wine and the fascinating story behind each label. He conducts food and beverage management executive education seminars and lectures on wine throughout the world.
He and his wife, Patricia, have authored and published a series of interactive multimedia training/educational programs on the wine producing regions of the world called The Wine Professor®. The Wine Professor programs are used by consumers, educators and beverage professionals. He is the author of two distance learning courses: “Foodservice Management Systems: Issues and Concepts”, and “Foodservice Management Systems: Operations”, which were published by eCornell. He writes a quarterly wine column for the Cornell Hotel School alumni magazine. He also serves as a food and beverage management consultant to several hotel, restaurant, airline and cruise line companies. In 2006 the European Wine Council selected Mutkoski for their Wine Educator of the Year award.
Professor, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
A graduate of the Johnson MBA program, Professor Noble-Grange teaches oral communication and management writing at Johnson. Her interests include persuasive speaking and writing as well as gender and race differences in message perception. She was the founding director of the Office for Women and Minorities in Business (now ODI) in 1999 and president of the Noble Economic Development Group, a micro enterprise development consulting company, from June 1994 to January 1999. Professor Noble-Grange has served on numerous boards and is currently a trustee for Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks. She earned her BA in communication studies and Russian in 1983 and her MBA from Johnson in 1994.
Nancy Schlegel Meinig Professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition, and International Professor of Nutritional Science, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
Dr. Kathleen M. Rasmussen is the Nancy Schlegel Meinig Professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and International Professor of Nutritional Science at Cornell University. She received her AB degree from Brown University in molecular biology and both her ScM and ScD degrees from Harvard University in nutrition. Professor Rasmussen is internationally known for her research on maternal and child nutrition. Her research has included studies in experimental species, observational and intervention studies in human subjects in the U.S. and several developing countries, and epidemiologic studies based on data from medical records and large cohorts. She and her students have established that interventions to improve maternal nutritional status can increase the volume and improve the composition of human milk and, thereby, improve infant nutritional status. They have also shown that women who are overweight or obese at conception have problems establishing and maintaining breastfeeding and have babies who are heavier at one year of age than those of normal-weight women. Her research has been supported by NIH, USDA, and numerous other organizations. Professor Rasmussen has been a member of several expert committees at the Institute of Medicine, served as the chair of the Committee on Reexamination of IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines, and is currently the Chair of the Committee to Review WIC Food Packages. Her research was recognized by the Agnes Higgins Award of the American Public Health Association in 2012.
Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation Education Scholar, Associate Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Safdieh received his bachelors degree in neuroscience, summa cum laude, from the College of Arts and Science of New York University. He received his medical degree (MD) from the New York University School of Medicine, graduating first in his class. He completed his neurology residency training at the Weill Cornell Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Safdieh is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honors society. He is the author of a number of book chapters, and has completed a textbook of neuroanatomy.
Dr. Safdieh serves as the director of the medical student Neurology Clerkship for the Weill Cornell Medical College. He is medical director of the Neurology Clinic at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and also serves as Director of Outpatient Training for the Neurology Residency Training Program. He is well respected as an innovative medical educator, and has developed numerous curricula for the teaching of neurology to both medical students and other physicians. He has been recognized for his excellence in medical student education locally, nationally and internationally.
Horace White Professor in Biology, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University
Thomas D. Seeley, biologist and writer, is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University. He teaches courses on animal behavior and does research on the behavior, social life, and ecology of honey bees. Tom is an avid beekeeper and began keeping bees while a high school student, when he shook a swarm into a box and brought it home. His scientific work is summarized in four books: Honeybee Ecology (1985), The Wisdom of the Hive (1995), Honeybee Democracy(2010), and Following the Wild Bees (2016). In recognition of his scientific contributions, he has been honored by an Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished U.S. Scientist Award, awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He writes:”These awards are gratifying, but for me the most important prizes by far are the discoveries that I have made about the inner workings of honey bee colonies.”
Assistant Professor, College of Human Ecology, Cornell UniversityI began my career as an exercise physiologist, first working in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and then developing individual and group programming for clients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, HIV, and multiple sclerosis. I later completed my M.S. in Nutrition Communications and Ph.D. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition.Over the past decade, my work has focused on chronic disease prevention and public health. I am interested in behavioral theory, health communications, and the context in which people develop, change, and maintain health behaviors. In 2003, I co-developed a comprehensive curriculum and training program for implementing research-based programming for midlife and older women. To date, 3,000 health educators in 48 states have been trained to implement these community-based physical activity and nutrition programs in predominantly non-urban areas.My current research focuses on understanding how people’s social, food, and physical activity environments influence behavior over time—particularly in rural communities. I am also working on community mobilization and capacity building initiatives with health educators who serve rural areas. The goal is to provide training and evaluation tools to help them engage residents to become involved in programs and policies to improve their food and physical activity environments through collective action.
John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
David Sherwyn is academic director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employee Relations. He is a research fellow at the Center for Labor and Employment Law at New York University’s School of Law, and is counsel to the law firm of Stokes & Wagner.
Former Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Judy A. Siguaw is the Chair of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management in the College of Business at East Carolina University. Previously, she served as Dean of the College of Human Ecology at East Carolina University, prior to that role, she was a Professor of Marketing in the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and was the founding Dean of Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management. She also held the J. Thomas Clark Chair in Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise.
Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Professor Tony Simons teaches organizational behavior, negotiation and leadership. His research examines trust – employee trust in leaders, executive team member trust, and trust in supply chain relationships. In particular, Simons has focused on how well people are seen as keeping their word – delivering on their promises and living espoused values. This simple perception has huge practical consequence and is very challenging to maintain impeccably. His research and consulting work supports managers in meeting this challenge. He speaks, trains, consults and designs surveys for organizations both within and beyond the hospitality industry.
Nutritionist, Manager for Nutritional Biochemistry Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory NASA Johnson Space Center
Scott M. Smith, Ph.D., leads the Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory at the NASA Johnson Space Center. The primary goal of this group is to determine the nutritional requirements for extended-duration space flight. Activities include the assessment of nutritional status of crewmembers on missions to the International Space Station (ISS), along with ground-based and spaceflight research efforts.
Smith is the principal investigator for ongoing spaceflight experiments on the space station. His research centers on the role of nutrition in astronaut health, including specific studies evaluating bone loss and vision changes, among others.
He has conducted research on the Shuttle and the Russian space station Mir. Smith also has led several ground-based research projects, including studies of vitamin D in Antarctica. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications, chapters and reviews. He has coauthored three books: two textbooks, and another, titled “Space Nutrition,” designed for upper elementary and middle school students.
Smith participated in the definition of the current nutritional recommendations for extended-duration space flight, and is co-chair of the Multilateral Medical Operations Panel – Nutrition Working Group, which includes representatives of the five ISS partner space agencies: Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia, and the United States.
He is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, the American Physiological Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. Smith received a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a doctorate in Nutrition, both from the Pennsylvania State University.
Senior Extension Associate, and Program Leader, Cornell NutritionWorks, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
Christina Stark is a Senior Extension Associate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, as well as the Program Leader for Cornell NutritionWorks, an online professional development program for nutrition and health practitioners. As Program Leader for Cornell NutritionWorks, Stark oversees the content and structure of the website, plus develops marketing and evaluation strategies. She received her BS in Consumer Food Science from the University of California-Davis and her MS in Foods and Nutrition from Oregon State University. Since 1980, she has been responsible for interpreting and communicating research-based information on food and nutrition issues to extension educators, other professionals, consumers, and the media. Her most recent interests include providing continuing professional education to practitioners worldwide using distance technology, primarily in the areas of childhood obesity prevention and global health, including infant and young child feeding. She is also interested in other consumer food and nutrition issues, such as dietary guidelines and food safety. Her overall goal is to enhance the link between nutrition research and practice.
Associate Dean, Johnson Graduate School of ManagementBio coming soon
Faculty, ILR School, Cornell University
Pamela Stepp, Ph.D. is a leadership educator and an independent executive coach within the U.S. and internationally. Presently, Leadership Assessment for Managers in the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University, and, she teaches Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Gordon Institute at Tufts University, and is an Executive Coach for international senior level managers and high potentials at London Business School. She has also served as an Executive coach at Harvard Business School, Reebok/Adidas and Nestles. During the past ten years she had leadership and business experience as the Executive Director of the Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resources (CAHRS) serving 60 Fortune 500 corporations worldwide. Much of her work was international working with business leaders in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Before CAHRS she was a faculty member in the Communication Department at Cornell researching leadership, diversity, and sexual harassment. Serving as the director of the competitive speech and debate team she coached students who won state, regional and national championships. She received six teaching and coaching awards from Cornell and was awarded the Cornell Perkins Prize for Interracial Understanding and Harmony. Degrees include a Doctorate in Leadership/Org Communication and Masters of Professional Studies in Small Group/Team Communication from Cornell University, and Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication from Central Michigan University.
Assistant Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Jed Stiglitz is the Jia Jonathan Zhu and Ruyin Ruby Ye Sesquicentennial Fellow at Cornell Law School. His research and teaching interests focus on administrative law, legislation and other areas of public law. He holds a Ph.D in Political Science from Stanford University and a law degree from Stanford Law School.
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Tsiouris graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Johns Hopkins University in 1993 with bachelor degrees in Biology and Psychology. He then went on to complete medical school at Cornell Medical College in 1997, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. He trained in diagnostic radiology and subspecialized in neuroradiology at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering, completing his training in 2003. He is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and the Director of MRI at NYPH-WCMC.
Dr. Tsiouris’ research interests include the use of advanced MRI techniques such as diffusion tensor imaging and resting state functional MRI as biomarkers in traumatic brain injury. He also investigates the use of MR quantitative susceptibility weighted (QSM) imaging in the assessment of traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, neurodegenerative diseases (i.e. Parkinson disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and multiple sclerosis.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Visa Inc.
Kelly Mahon Tullier leads the legal and compliance functions for Visa Inc., a global payments technology company with operations in over 200 countries. Prior to joining Visa, she was senior vice president and deputy general counsel for PepsiCo’s Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa division. She has a law degree from Cornell Law School.
Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Mark Underberg practiced corporate law for 30 years, advising directors and officers in corporate governance and other aspects of corporate law. Until 2012, he was a partner in the New York City law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He has a law degree from Cornell Law School.
PhD Student & Honey Bee Extension Outreach Assistant, Dyce Lab of Honey Bee Studies, Cornell University
Katherine is broadly interested in the ecology of pollinators in agricultural landscapes. Her love of flower-filled meadows and commitment to sustainable agriculture both began during her childhood in the Hudson Valley, NY, where she raised dairy goats. She began working with honey bees during her undergraduate research at Yale University, where she studied their gut microbial communities. She continued working with bees as a Masters student, examining wild bee communities in old-field meadows. For her PhD, Katherine is investigating early season food resources and factors affecting nest site availability for bees in New York apple orchards.
Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Rohit Verma is the executive director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures and the Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor in Asian Hospitality Management at the School of Hotel Administration (SHA). He also serves as chair/co-chair for the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, an industry-academic collaborative conference organized by SHA every two to three years. Earlier he served as coordinator of the MBA/MMH dual-degree program (2013-15), director of the Executive Master Program Development Project (2012-13), and executive director for the Center for Hospitality Research (2009-12) at SHA.
Prior to his appointment at Cornell University, Verma was the George Eccles Professor of Management at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. He has taught undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses at several universities around the world including DePaul University, German Graduate School of Business and Law, Helsinki School of Economics, Indian School of Business, Korea University, and the University of Sydney.
Verma has published over 70 articles in prestigious academic journals and has also written numerous reports for the industry audience. He regularly presents his research, participates in invited panel discussions, and delivers keynote addresses at major industry and academic conferences around the world. He is co-author of the Operations and Supply Chain Management for the 21st Century textbook, and co-editor of Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality: Cutting Edge Thinking and Practice, a professional reference book that includes works of several of his colleagues at Cornell.
Verma has received several research and teaching awards including CHR’s Industry Relevance Award and SHA’s Masters Core Class Teaching Award; the Skinner Award For Early Career Research Accomplishments from the Production and Operations Management Society; the Spirit of Inquiry Award, the highest honor for scholarly activities within DePaul University; the Teaching Innovation Award from DePaul University; and the Professional Service Award from DESB University of Utah.
Associate Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Kate Walsh is an associate professor of management at the School of Hotel Administration. She received her Ph.D. from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and her M.P.S. degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Fairfield University.
Dr. Walsh’s primary research is in the area of services management. She also conducts research examining the role of strategic human resource initiatives on organizational performance. In addition to contributing to numerous books, her articles are appearing or have appeared in such outlets as Journal of Management, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management Review, Organization Science, Trends in Organizational Behavior, Research in Management Consulting, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, The Learning Organization, International Journal of Hospitality Management and the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly.
Dr. Walsh’s previous work experience includes the Director of Training and Development for Nikko Hotels International, Corporate Training Manager for the former Bristol Hotels and Senior Auditor for Loews Corp. Dr. Walsh is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering, Cornell University
Frank is a specialist in large-scale organizational change and managerial effectiveness. He recently researched the processes for total quality success used by winners of the Malcolm Baldrige Award. His consulting work has involved helping entrepreneurial firms in a variety of industries manage the life-cycle transitions that occur with growth. Frank developed a successful consulting practice with manufacturing and service organizations on competency-based behavioral education for executives and increasing organizational effectiveness through participative change strategies. Before that he was a corporate officer at Merrill Lynch, charged with advising senior management on work redesign and organizational restructuring.
Adjunct Professor of Law. Cornell Law School Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
Robert Wertheimer is a partner in the real estate practice of Paul Hastings LLP, New York City, where he is co-chair of the firm’s real estate practice. He has a law degree from Columbia University.
Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law, Cornell Law School
Charles K. Whitehead is Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law and Director of the Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship program at Cornell Tech. Before entering academia, he held senior legal and business positions in the financial services industry in New York, London and Tokyo. He has a law degree from Columbia Law School.