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Associate Deans

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Susan Fubini
Dean for Academic Affairs

Assistant to the Associate Dean
Jill Short:

Dean's Suite
Phone: 607.253.3472 
Location: S3-201 Schurman Hall

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  • Facilitate tenure and promotion decisions
  • Develop policies and consensus surrounding academic titles at the College, including articulated expectations for tenure and promotion
  • Create mechanisms and programs for faculty diversity and development in partnership with the department chairs and other related committees/groups regarding recruitment, retention and career development of faculty
  • Respond to a variety of institutional requests and annual reports for the Provost related to our efforts in faculty development, recruitment and diversity, and climate related issues, including dual career support, child care accommodations, etc.
  • Ensure career development and mentoring opportunities exist, particularly for probationary tenure-track faculty, explore and implement appropriate models with department chairs
  • Coordinate faculty compensation recommendations for new hires, merit programs and other recognition and reward programs to ensure equity and parity across scientific and clinical disciplines
  • Review offer letters to ensure appropriate start-up packages and the development of common templates for faculty position descriptions in hiring, standards for effort assignment in probationary track faculty
  • Coordinate faculty leaves (including sabbatical leave approvals, parental leaves, etc.) including retirement planning in coordination with the department chairs
  • Participate in CVM Advisory Council meetings and other special events as appropriate or required to represent the college to other external audiences such as SUNY representatives, corporate sponsors, stakeholders and government leaders
  • Work in close partnership with the other Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Directors to implement process improvements, planning and program decisions
  • Work in close collaboration with the CVM Office of Human Resources

Associate Dean for Education

Jodi Korich
Associate Dean for Education

Assistant to the Associate Dean
Jill Short:

Dean's Suite
Phone: 607.253.3606 
Location: S3-201 Schurman Hall

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  • Provide oversight and support for the College’s education programs including the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, graduate, dual degree, international, Summer College, and continuing education programs. Responsibilities include strategic planning, coordination of Curriculum and Syllabus Committee activities, and the implementation of program enhancements.
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of curricula for the College in order to optimize efficacy and efficiency.
  • Provide oversight of the DVM teaching budget.
  • Provide leadership to ensure support for faculty interested in utilizing technology-enhanced teaching approaches.
  • Contribute to the College’s faculty development in teaching program, providing leadership in the area of educational technologies.
  • Represent the College on educational issues to external audiences and constituents.

Associate Dean for International Programs & Public Health

Alexander J. Travis
Associate Dean for International Programs & Public Health

Assistant to the Associate Dean
Eileen M. Cunningham:

Dean's Suite
Phone: 607.253.3800
Location: S3-201 Schurman Hall

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  • Provide strategic leadership and advancement of cross campus One Health/Global Health initiative
  • Centrally position One Health programmatic activities and personnel at CVM
  • Support the strategic research mission of the College by forging opportunities for faculty collaborations
  • Increase the profile of CVM across Cornell University and externally, regarding internationalization and its broad institutional and community impact
  • Development of a cross-campus Masters in Public Health program (MPH
  • Participate with the Associate Dean and Director of Veterinary Curriculum in the support and enhancement of Public Heath in the DVM curriculum
  • Oversee the Expanding Horizons Program
  • Advise the Veterinary Public Health student organization
  • Organize the Poppensiek Lecture Program and the Gordon Campbell Lecture Series
  • Oversee evolution of international collaborations and initiatives

Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education

Robert Weiss
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Assistant to the Associate Dean
Laura Mathews:

Dean's Suite
Phone: 607.253.3755 
Location:  S3-201 Schurman Hall

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