Fellows

The 2018-19 Institute for the Social Sciences faculty fellows. From left to right, First Row: Sunita Sah (Management & Organizations), Ben Rissing (Organizational Behavior), Karen Levy (Information Science), Anna Haskins (Sociology), Jamie Perry (Hotel School), Vivian Zayas (Psychology); Second row: Zhuan Pei (Policy Analysis & Management), Geoff Fisher (Marketing & Management Communication), Sahara Byrne (Communication), Jed Stiglitz (Law School), Drew Margolin (Communication), David Bateman (Government), Jamila Michener (Government).

The ISS has chosen the 4th cohort of faculty for the 2018-19 Fellows Program. They are now in residence in Rhodes Hall, engaged in research, and attending the program’s professional development series. View our newest faculty fellows here.

Every three years the ISS hosts this social science faculty fellows program designed to nurture the careers of Cornell’s most promising assistant and associate professors two to three years away from their next promotion review. Faculty fellows receive a semester in residence at the ISS when they are relieved of teaching and major departmental service responsibilities. Each fellow is awarded a $10,000 grant for research. They also receive professional development, such as media and grantsmanship training sessions, to grow their careers.

Cohorts include about 10 faculty from diverse departments and colleges. In-residence fellows meet regularly over lunch to discuss their research in an informal setting. They have opportunities to engage with colleagues across the university to build professional relationships and new collaborations.

“An ISS fellowship offers exactly what junior faculty need most: time, space, resources, and community. The support and investment in the fellows made it easy to be productive and creative. Being at ISS is easily one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had at Cornell,” said Jane Mendle, associate professor in the Department of Human Development and a member of the 2015-16 cohort.

For others, such as Benjamin Cornwell, associate professor in the Sociology Department and a member of the 2012-13 cohort, fellowships provide opportunities to devote significant time to a project.

“I wrote an entire book on research methods that I could not have written without the time and resources the ISS provides,” he said.

Additional products are listed under Fellows publicationsgrants and awards, and media coverage.