Cornell University

Meet the Core Faculty

With broad representation from across the university, the core faculty bring an academic richness to CIPA that transcends disciplinary boundaries. In addition, they bring a range of experience and involvement in domestic US and international public affairs, which enhances their teaching and advising.  

Academic Advisement

Fellows are each assigned a core faculty advisor based on the area of interest they listed on their application.  Following registration, Fellows may elect to change their advisors via a Petition Request Form if they think that another core faculty member would be more appropriate given their career interests.

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Name Contact Address
Richard Booth
Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning
(607) 255-4025
117 W. Sibley Hall
Nancy Brooks
CIPA Director of Graduate Studies, Visiting Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning
607.255.2186
212 Sibley Hall
Nancy Chau
Professor of Applied Economics and Management
607.255.4463
212 Warren Hall
Ralph Dean Christy
Professor of Emerging Markets and Director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development (CIIFAD)
607.255.0831
31 Warren Hall
Kieran Donaghy
Professor of City and Regional Planning
607.254.4865
315 W. Sibley
Gary Fields
John P. Windmuller Chair of International and Comparative Labor and Professor of Economics
607.255.4561
270 Ives Faculty Building
Huaizhu Oliver Gao
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineerin
324 Hollister Hall
Richard Geddes
Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
607.255.8391
251 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Joe Grasso
Associate Dean for Finance, Administration & Corporate Relations in the ILR School
607-254-6374
309 Ives Hall
Daniel P. Loucks
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
607.255.4896
331 Hollister Hall
Theodore J. Lowi
John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions, Professor of Government and Amerian Studies
607.255.6205
115 White Hall
Kathryn S. March
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology and Professor of Anthropology
607.255.6779
224 McGraw Hall
Sharon Tennyson
Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
607-255-2619
252 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Norman T. Uphoff
CIPA Director and Professor of Government and International Agriculture
607.255.6950
292 Caldwell Hall

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