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Faculty, Research & Extension Associates

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue

Professor; Department Chair; Associate Director, Cornell Population Center
Department of Development Sociology Chair

Courses Taught: DSOC 1101 - Introduction to Sociology

Research Focus: The sociology of education, social change, and the demography of inequality.

Outreach Focus: Strengthening social and demographic research in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dario Azzelini
Courses Taught: DSOC 2010 - Population Dynamics

Research Focus: Workers' self-management, local self-government, new global social movements, and commons.

Outreach Focus: Supporting workers' self-management (research and practice), supporting community projects in Latin America (project evaluation and funding), promoting discussion and practice on commons on a global level with social movements and institutions.

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Alaka Basu

Professor
Courses Taught: DSOC 4230 - Gender and Health

Research Focus: Reproduction, health and survival, social and cultural impacts on behavior including gender.

Outreach Focus: Evidence-driven advocacy and applied research on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
david brown

David Brown

Emeritus
Research Focus: Spatial inequality, political economy of rural and regional development, social mobility and demographics.
Allison Chatrchyan

Allison Chatrchyan

Senior Research Associate
Director, Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (CICSS)

Research Focus:
stakeholder beliefs and actions, climate change adaptation policies and local climate action plans, and the effectiveness of climate change policies and governance mechanisms.

Outreach Focus: Cooperative Extension teams that are developing resources and tools for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Jenny Goldstein

Jenny Goldstein

Assistant Professor
Courses Taught: DSOC 3020 - Political Ecologies of Health

Research Focus: Environmental conservation and development in the tropics; intersections of data infrastructure and land governance; human health impacts of ecological change. 

Outreach Focus: Contributing to critical geographical knowledge-making in southeast Asian conservation practice.
Paula Horrigan
Research Focus: sustainable and resilient community development, participatory community design, service learning.

Outreach Focus: Co-learning and participatory processes for urban planning, landscape architecture, and place-making in upstate New York.
david kay

David Kay

Senior Extension Associate
Program Manager, Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI)

Research Focus: Land use planning, energy transition, community and economic development.

Outreach Focus: Informing and advising New York state communities on Land Use Planning, Community Energy Choices, and Community and Economic Development.
Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman

Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman

Senior Extension Associate
Program Manager, Rust2Green Utica and the Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI)

Research Focus: Strategies communities can use to cultivate a commitment civic engagement, a sense of place and a sense of community, among citizens, particularly young people.

Outreach Focus: technical assistance and collaborative research, trainings, tools, and resources to assist with community and economic development goals.
 
Jeff Perry

Jeffrey Perry

Senior Lecturer
Courses Taught: EDUC 2410 - The Art of Teaching, EDUC 3350 - Youth Organizations and Leadership Development, EDUC 4010 - Special Methods of Instruction in Agricultural Science Education, EDUC 4050 - Perspectives in Collegiate Teaching and Learning

Research Focus: Discovering the variations in emergency preparedness as it relates to community resiliency in the upstate counties of New York.

Outreach Focus: Supporting the NY Agricultural Education teachers and their students state-wide.
Scott Peters

Scott Peters

Professor
Courses Taught: DSOC 4400 - Community Food Systems Capstone, DSOC 4820 - Agents of Change: Community Organizing for the Public Good, DSOC 6820 - Community Organizing and Development

Research Focus: Community-based processes of research, civic studies, and advancing democratic varieties of public engagement in the academic profession.

Outreach Focus: Action research providing opportunities and resources for people and organizations to reflect on and learn from their public engagement work and experiences.
Max Pfeffer

Max Pfeffer

Executive Dean
Executive Dean, Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Research Focus:
Community development, international migration, agricultural labor, rural labor markets, land use and environmental planning.

Outreach Focus: Advising on water-related issues in New York State.
John Sipple

John Sipple

Associate Professor
Classes Taught: DSOC 2710 - America's Promise: Social and Political Context of American Education, DSOC 4700 - Schools, Community and Policy Reform, DSOC 4710/6710 Quantitative Research Methods

Research Focus: responses of public school districts to changes in state and federal policy, socio-economic impacts of changes to education systems.

Outreach Focus: Working with the New York State Education Department on applied research to diagnose and respond to issues in school districts.
Larry Van de Valk

Lawrence Van De Valk

Senior Extension Associate
Executive Director, LEAD NY

Research focus: Social capital building effect of leadership development initiatives, including network development and community capacity building.

Outreach Focus: Leadership-related workshops in addition to the administration of the LEAD New York Program.
 
Wendy Wolford

Wendy Wolford

Professor
Vice-Provost of International Affairs, Cornell University

Research Focus:
political economies of development, social movements and resistance, agrarian societies, political ecology, land use, land reform, and critical ethnography,

Outreach Focus: Supporting and coordinating the emancipatory rural politics initiative (ERPI) and their programs.
 
John Zinda

John Zinda

Assistant Professor
Courses Taught: DSOC 3140 Spatial Thinking, GIS, and Related Methods, DSOC 3240 - Environmental Sociology, DSOC 6210
Foundations of Environmental Sociology


Research Focus: how state policies and community practices intersect to shape livelihoods and landscapes in contexts of agricultural development programs, afforestation efforts, biodiversity conservation, tourism operations, and labor migration.

Outreach Focus: Applied research on flood risk in new York state, social science collaborations in cash crop projects in China.