Advisors

Since 2019, the Cornell Graduate School has convened the Graduate Professional Development Advisory Council to guide multiple of its professional development programs, including Future Faculty and Academic Careers and Careers Beyond Academia.


Additionally, we express our gratitude to the following individuals who served as appointed advisory board or steering committee members, key partners, and staff for earlier CIRTL at Cornell efforts.

Shorna Allred, Associate Professor of Natural Resources, Center for Conservation Social Sciences

Avery August, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

Laura Harrington, Professor of Entomology and Program Director of Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases

Susan Henry, Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Dean Emerita of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (former Advisory Board co-chair and co-PI for NSF CIRTL grants to Cornell, 2012-2016)

Sara Xayarath Hernández, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Student Engagement, Cornell Graduate School

Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies

Katya Hrichak, Communications Assistant, Cornell Graduate School

Barbara Knuth, Professor of Natural Resource Policy and Principal Investigator for NSF grants in support of Cornell participation in the CIRTL Network and the CIRTL Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) initiatives (2012-2020), Dean Emerita of the Graduate School

Azucena Ortega, Program Assistant, Latino Studies Program, Cornell University (Past Program Assistant, Cornell Graduate School)

Mark Roberson, Professor of Physiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Chris Schaffer, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Lisa Schneider-Bentley, Director of Engineering Learning Initiatives

Laurel Southard, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Research

Jed Sparks, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (former Advisory Board co-chair and co-PI for NSF CIRTL grants to Cornell, 2012-2016)

Susi Varvayanis, Executive Director, Careers Beyond Academia, Cornell Graduate School

Nancy Wells, Professor of Design and Environmental Analysis

Mariana Wolfner, Goldwin Smith Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow

Kelly Zamudio, Goldwin Smith Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Faculty Curator of Herpetology, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates

Alan Zehnder, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Colleagues Now Elsewhere

These individuals served as advisors or staff during their appointments at Cornell.

Anat Barnea, Temporary Professional Development Program Assistant (Spring 2020)

Eric Baumer, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Lehigh University (Postdoctoral Alumnus)

Tilman Baumstark, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Research Associate Professor for Microbiology and Immunology, University of Buffalo

Robin Bjorkquist, Secondary Science Education Volunteer, Peace Corps (Ph.D. ’19)

Francis DiSalvo, John A. Newman Professor of Chemistry (Emeritus)

Allison Kitchner-Meyer, Past Communications and Outreach Assistant, Cornell Graduate School

Sally Kral, Past Communications and Outreach Assistant, Cornell Graduate School

Lincoln Larson, Assistant Professor of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University (Postdoctoral Alumnus)

Jessica Metzler, Senior Associate Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University (Past Teaching Support Specialist, Center for Teaching Excellence)

Travis Park, Associate Professor, Agriculture and Extension Education, North Carolina State University (Past Cornell Faculty)

Theresa Pettit, Cornell Retiree (Former Director, Center for Teaching Excellence)

Katrina Porter, Biology Instructor, Penn State University (Postdoctoral Alumna)

Lauren Schnabel, Associate Professor, Equine Orthopedic Surgery, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Ph.D. ‘2013)

Brian J. Smith, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Bucknell University (Postdoctoral Alumnus)

Maria Terrell, Cornell Retiree (Former Director of Teaching Assistant Programs, and Senior Lecturer of Mathematics)

Linda Tompkins, Cornell Retiree (Past Associate Director of Engineering Learning Initiatives)

Allison Tracy, Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Ph.D. ’19)

Kimberly Williams, Academic Coach and Educational Consultant (Past Teaching as Research Mentor and Teagle Grant Coordinator, Cornell Graduate School and Center for Teaching Excellence)

Catharine Young, Executive Director for the Shepherd Foundation (Postdoctoral Alumnus)

Madeline Zehnder, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Virginia (Past Communications and Outreach Assistant, Cornell Graduate School)