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More than 40 IAD-affiliated faculty from across Cornell conduct research and teach courses related to African development, and more than 300 IAD graduate fellows now work in government, NGOs, academic institutions, and international organizations on the African continent—a testament to the institute's diverse constituency and impact.

Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering

Kifle Gebremedhin is an international professor of biological and environmental engineering.

Professor, African History

Sandra Greene's research interests have ranged widely over the past 40 years, from the study of gender and ethnic relations in West Africa to the role that religious beliefs, warfare, and the experience of slavery have played in the lives of individuals and communities in eighteenth and nineteent

Professor, Entomology

Laura Harrington's research focuses on the biology, ecology, and behavior of mosquitoes that transmit human diseases. She became interested in global health issues and vector-borne diseases after living and working for several years in rural Thailand.

Goldwin Smith Professor, Africana Studies
Adjunct Professor, Applied Economics and Policy

Robert William Herdt teaches applied economics and policy in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor

Tristan Ivory's research is principally concerned with sub-Saharan African geographic, social, and economic mobility. As a 2020–21 Global Public Voices fellow, he collaborated with Guilherme Kenjy Chihaya Da Silva (Umeå University, Sweden).

Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence, Associate Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, 2022-23

Sabrina Karim is an assistant professor in the department of government and the Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence. Her research focuses on conflict and peace processes, particularly state building in the aftermath of civil war.

Associate Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Steven Kyle is an associate professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He works in the areas of macroeconomic policy in the United States and in low-income countries.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Stacey A. Langwick, College of Arts and Sciences, is an anthropologist of healing and medicine in Africa. She is the lead faculty member for the Qualities of Life working group in the Einaudi Center and a co-organizer of the Ecological Learning Collaboratory.

Senior Research Associate

Ed Mabaya is a scholar and a development practitioner with more than two decades of experience working on development, agribusiness value chains and food security issues with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Global Development where hi