Ithaca – New York City Program, Research, and Outreach/Public Engagement Overview

Academic Programs

Title Contact Overview
AAP NYC Robert W. Balder
Executive Director
AAP offers study opportunities for
both undergraduate and
Professional degree programs.
Institute for Workplace Studies Louis Hyman
Focuses on research and programing for the Future of Work
The Worker Institute Lara Skinner
Associate Director
Engages in research and education on contemporary labor issues.
ILR Executive Education Janet Rizzuto
Executive Director
Custom educational programs for executive leadership.
R. Brinkley Smithers Institute for Alcohol-Related Workplace Studies Sam Bacharach
Research and education on Alcohol-Related issues in the workplace.
Labor and Employment Law Program Esta Bigler
Influencing litigation and public policy on labor and employment law issues.
The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution Harry Katz
Promotes interdisciplinary education, research and training in dispute resolution for students, academics, neutrals and practitioners.
Institute for Compensation Studies Linda Barrington, Executive Director
Researches, teaches and communicates about monetary and non-monetary rewards from work, and how these rewards influence outcomes for individuals, companies, industries, and economies.
K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Susanne Bruyere
Advances knowledge, policies and practice to enhance equal opportunities for all people with disabilities.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension – New York City Jennifer Tiffany
Executive Director
CUCE-NYC offers programs in Family & Youth development, Diversity and Parenting, Youth Civic Engagement, and Nutrition & Health.
Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership Information mailbox
20-month program, consisting of two semesters.
Each semester includes one-week residential sessions designed for intensive, experiential learning. Fall sessions held in Ithaca and spring sessions in NYC.
Cornell Executive MBA Americas Michael Nowlis
Associate Dean
Professionals complete classes every other weekend at 22 different interactive boardrooms throughout North America (US, Canada and Mexico) and in South America (Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile) and visit Ithaca for three residential sessions during the course of 17 months.
Cornell SC Johnson: Executive MBA Program Metro NYC Michael Nowlis
Associate Dean
Professionals complete classes on Saturdays and Sundays in Palisades, NY, and visit Ithaca for four residential sessions during the course of 22 months.
MD/MBA Dual Degree Program Randi B. Silver, Ph.D.
Medical students from Weill Cornell Medicine may undertake a one-year MBA program during 3rd & 4th year.
Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Doug Stayman, Associate Dean, Cornell Tech
Faculty director, Johnson Cornell Tech MBA
1 year MBA.
Immersive first semester of core business & leadership coursework in Ithaca, followed by nine months of rigorous, interdisciplinary, innovative entrepreneurial work at Cornell Tech.
Pre-Tech Program at Cornell Tech Beginning in 2018, Cornell Tech’s summer Pre-Tech program immerses students in the fundamentals of computer science and software product development. Pre-tech students can earn 6 credits in 8 weeks, build digital skills that will supercharge any STEM degree, and network with some of the region’s brightest students—all at Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus.
Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service Administered through the Bronfrenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Blends Ithaca-based lecture series with summer internships in NYC & other locations.
Cornell Financial Engineering Program Victoria Averbukh
Fully integrated degree program with three semesters in Ithaca and one semester in NYC. Designed specifically for students pursuing Master in Engineering with Financial Engineering concentration.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program Dr. Robert Weiss
Associate Dean
Based in Ithaca with strong links to Weill Cornell Medicine and Qatar.
Master of Laws (LLM) in Law Technology and Entrepreneurship Monica Ingram
Associate Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
One-year immersion degree offered by Cornell Law School and based at Cornell Tech. Designed for practicing attorneys or recent law graduates.
Judicial Internships Program Akua Akyea
Assistant Dean for Public Service
Summer internship program for students to work with federal and state judges in diverse geographic locations, including NYC.
Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity Amy Villarejo
Faculty Director
New program set to launch Fall 2018. Multidisciplinary curriculum for a cohort of 100 undergraduate students.
Practicing Medicine: Health Care Culture and Careers Summer Session
Experiential, eight-week summer program featuring a three-credit course, clinical rotations at NYC hospitals, seminars with Weill Cornell Medicine faculty and visits to nonprofits addressing access to health care.
Cornell Adult University Summer Session
CAU offers a NYC-based program at least every other year, usually focusing on theater. “New York, NY: A Spring Theater Weekend,” April 20-22, 2018, led by SCE Dean Glenn Altschuler.

Research and Outreach/Public Engagement

Subject Area Contact Overview
Urban Horticulture Institute Nina L. Bassuk
Includes numerous researchers who are supporting agriculture, conservation, and sustainability needs in NYC communities.
Lab of Ornithology Urban Birds Program 607-254-2455
Citizen science project focused on better understanding the value of green spaces for birds. Not exclusive to NYC.
Cornell Tech Community Relations Jane Swanson
Assistant Director Govt & Community Relations
Applies the expertise and resources of Cornell University for lasting impact on the Roosevelt Island community.
Bronfrenbrenner Center for Translational Research Karl Pillemer
BCTR expands, strengthens, and speeds the connections between research, policy, and practice to enhance human development and well-being. Based in Ithaca with numerous NYC projects.
Cornell Institute for Fashion and Fiber Innovation Fran Kozen
Associate Director
Bridges the fashion industry with Ithaca-based programs in fiber science and apparel design.
Institute for Workplace Studies Louis Hyman
Focuses on research and programming around the future of work.
Public Service Center (Ithaca) Joyce Muchan
Assistant Director
Offers numerous service and engaged learning trips to NYC during academic breaks.
Clinical and Translational Science Center Dr. Julianne Imperato-McGinley
Draws on numerous Ithaca partners, as well as at Hunter College and NY-Presbyterian Hospital.
Cornell Center for Health Equity Dr. Monika Safford
Developing partnerships with Ithaca-based researchers.
Ellen and Gary Davis Immune Monitoring Core n/a Research collaborations among principal investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and the Ithaca campus.
Weill Cornell Medicine Community Service Program Sahira Torres
Array of community service initiatives almost entirely created and coordinated by students.