Faculty Database

The Einaudi Center’s Faculty Database tracks Cornell faculty whose research or teaching interests engages with global issues. Information included in the database comes from faculty, departmental and personal websites, as well as the Cornell Graduate School Fields of Study Database.

Our database enables users to search by field of study (e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Animal Science, Anthropology, etc.), research or teaching specialization (e.g. thermal sciences, animal nutrition, biological anthropology), language, region of the world, country, or faculty name.

To add, remove, or modify information in the database, please send an email to faculty@einaudi.cornell.edu.


Volman, Thomas

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Anthropology (tpv1@cornell.edu)
http://anthropology.cornell.edu/thomas-peter-volman

Regions: Africa
Countries: South Africa
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Anthropology; Archeology
    Stone-Age Archaeology; Quantitative Methods; the Old World, especially southern Africa


Von Eschen, Penny

College of Arts and Sciences
L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities, History (pmv45@cornell.edu)
http://history.cornell.edu/penny-m-von-eschen

Regions: Africa
Research Specializations:

  • 20th century U.S. Cultural and Foreign Relations; Transnational and Global Methodologies; Race, Gender, and Empire; Global Circulation of African Diasporic Culture and Anti-Colonialism


Waite, Geoffrey

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, German Studies (gcw1@cornell.edu)
http://german.cornell.edu/geoffrey-carter-w-waite

Regions: Europe
Countries: Germany, Italy
Languages:

  • German
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Working Professional)
  • Ancient Greek
    (Limited Working)
  • Latin
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Comparative Literature
    eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and philosophy; postmodern art, cinema, and cultural theory
  • Germanic Studies
    European philosophy; visual studies; Marxism; Spinoza; Nietzsche; Heidegger; Althusser; Lacan; Karatani
  • Film and Video Studies
    German cinema; visual culture; Marxist theory


Waldron, Colette

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies (cdw1@cornell.edu)
https://romancestudies.cornell.edu/colette-waldron

Regions: Europe
Countries: France
Languages:

  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • German
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Romance Studies
    French language and culture, French through film.


Walter, Michael

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering (mfw2@cornell.edu)
https://bee.cals.cornell.edu/people/michael-walter

Regions: Africa, South Asia
Countries: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, western Africa
Research Specializations:

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
    hydrology; environmental transport; environmental fluid mechanics; watershed process
  • Sustainable Energy
    water resources; conservation farming; erosion; watershed management
  • Global Development
    watershed protection; hydrology; nonpoint source pollution
  • Conservation and Sustainable Development


Walter, Michael Todd

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Associate Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering (mtw5@cornell.edu)
http://www.hydrology.bee.cornell.edu/Toddresume.htm

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
Countries: Chile, Alaska, United States
Research Specializations:

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Ecohydrology, terrestrial biogeochemistry, environmental biophysics, pollutant fate-transport, water-climate change, modeling
  • Natural Resources
    ecohydrology; water resources; pollutant fate-transport; watershed modeling; biogeochemistry
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
    environmental fluid mechanics; contaminant transport; cold-regions hydrology; watershed modeling; environmental biophysics; watershed biogeochemistry; environmental engineering; eco-hydrology
  • Water Resources
    hydrology; echohydrology; transport; watershed modeling


Wan, Henry

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Economics (hyw1@cornell.edu)
https://wan.economics.cornell.edu/

Regions: East Asia
Countries: China
Languages:

  • Chinese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Urban Studies
    dynamic economic models; international trade; resource economics
  • Regional Science
    economics and game theory
  • Peace Studies and Peace Science
    economics of development; resource economics; environmental economics
  • Applied Economics and Management
    international economics; economic development; economic theory
  • Economics
    public affairs
  • Public Affairs


Wang, Qi

College of Human Ecology
Professor, Human Development (qw23@cornell.edu)
https://www.human.cornell.edu/people/qw23?netid=qw23

Regions: East Asia
Countries: China
Languages:

  • Chinese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Human Development
    autobiographical memory and self-concept in children and adults; emotion knowledge; cross-cultural research
  • Demography
    demography
  • Cognitive Science
    human development


Ward, Steven

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Government (smw347@cornell.edu)
http://government.cornell.edu/steven-michael-ward

Regions: Europe, Northern America, East Asia
Countries: USA; UK; France; Germany; Japan
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Government
    Development of voting rights in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France; American political institutions with a close attention to the substance of political conflicts


Warke, Val

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Associate Professor, Architecture (vkw1@cornell.edu)
https://aap.cornell.edu/people/val-k-warke

Research Specializations:

  • Architecture
    architectural design; theory of architecture; urban design
  • Fiber Science and Apparel Design
    architectural design; urban design; design theory; genre theory


Warner, Ding Xiang

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Asian Studies (dxw2@cornell.edu)
http://asianstudies.cornell.edu/ding-xiang-warner

Regions: East Asia
Countries: China
Languages:

  • Chinese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Japanese
    (Working Professional)
  • French
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies
    Chinese literature; Chinese poetry; Chinese translation
  • Asian Literature, Religion and Culture
    Chinese literature; Medieval Chinese poetry; Chinese pedagogy
  • Medieval Studies
    Chinese literatures and literary thought from Han through early Song; medieval Chinese intellectual history; text production and text culture in pre-modern China


Warner, Mildred

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Professor, City & Regional Planning; Sociology (mew15@cornell.edu)
https://aap.cornell.edu/people/mildred-warner

Regions: Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
Countries: Ecuador, Spain, United States
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Development Sociology
    Rural and urban development
  • City and Regional Planning
    Community development; economic development; environmental management, state and local government policy
  • Global Development
    International Comparative research
  • Demography
    Child and age friendly cities
  • Regional Science
    Government finance and policy; economic development; privatization; spatial inequality
  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    Gender, planning and social policy
  • Public Affairs
    Public policy


Warrior, Carol

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, English (c.warrior@cornell.edu)
http://english.cornell.edu/carol-warrior

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Australia/Oceania, Global
Countries: Indigenous nations occupied by USA, Canada, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, and Australia
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish
    (Elementary)
  • Norwegian
    (Elementary)
  • A'anííh
    (Elementary)
  • Anishinaabemowin
    (Elementary)

Research Specializations:

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies; English Language and Literature
    Critical Indigenous theory and studies; American Indian and Indigenous literatures, futurisms, fantasy, film, philosophies, ecocriticism, gender studies, and material cultures.


Washington, Margaret

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, History (mw26@cornell.edu)
http://history.cornell.edu/margaret-washington

Regions: Northern America
Countries: Canada, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico
Languages:

  • Spanish
    (Working Professional)
  • French
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • History
    African American history; southern U.S. history; women's history
  • American Studies


Watkins, Christopher Brian

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor and Dean Associate, Horticulture (cbw3@cornell.edu)
https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/people/christopher-watkins

Regions: Africa, Europe
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Food Science and Technology
    postharvest physiology and biochemistry of fruit
  • Horticulture
    postharvest physiology of fruit crops


Way, Christopher

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Government (crw12@cornell.edu)
http://falcon.arts.cornell.edu/crw12/

Regions: Europe
Countries: France, Poland, Germany, United Kingdom
Languages:

  • French
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Public Affairs
    government; politics and policy
  • Peace Studies and Peace Science
    international relations and political economy
  • Government
    international relations; international and comparative political economy; econometrics; game theory; comparative politics


Weatherspoon, Makda

College of Arts and Sciences
Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies (mgw49@cornell.edu)
http://neareasternstudies.cornell.edu/makda-weatherspoon

Regions: West Asia
Countries: Middle East, Arab Countries
Languages:

  • Arabic
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Near Eastern Studies
    Arabic language pedagogy and more specifically, integrating technology within a communicative approach to language teaching


Weber-Shirk, Monroe

College of Engineering
Senior Lecturer and Research Associate, Civil and Environmental Engineering (mw24@cornell.edu)
http://www.cee.cornell.edu/cee/people/lecturer-profile.cfm?netid=mw24

Regions: Global
Countries: Global, Honduras
Research Specializations:

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    hydraulics/hydrology; environmental engineering (M.Eng. only)


Webster, James

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Goldwin Smith of Music, Music (jcw4@cornell.edu)
http://music.cornell.edu/james-webster

Regions: Europe
Countries: Austria, Germany
Languages:

  • German
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Full Professional)
  • Italian
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Music
    18th- and 19th-century music; theory and analysis of tonal music
  • Germanic Studies
    eighteenth- and nineteenth-century music; opera; music historiography; musical aesthetics


Weil, Rachel J.

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, History (rjw5@cornell.edu)
http://history.cornell.edu/rachel-judith-weil

Regions: Europe
Countries: United Kingdom
Research Specializations:

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
    early modern English and European history; cultural, intellectual, and political history; gender
  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    gender; political culture in early modern England and Europe
  • History
    Tudor-Stuart England, especially cultural and political; gender

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