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Knowledge Matters Fellowship

A monthly workshop series in 2017-18, “Knowledge Matters: Communicating Research for Different Audiences through Transmedia,” trains Cornell faculty members how to translate their research into various media genres for multiple audiences.  Attendees have opportunities to create and showcase their blogs, vlogs (video blogs) websites, comics, pecha kucha, and other tools to communicate their research.

The Knowledge Matters series is organized by an interdisciplinary group of Cornell faculty interested in the challenge of communicating research to difference audiences through emerging scholarly genres. The series build on the success of last year’s workshop, “Presenting Research to Public Audiences.”

The fellowship is cosponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, the Office of Engagement Initiatives, Center for Teaching Innovation, and by the Cornell University Library.

For more information, see story in the Cornell Chronicle.

2018 Knowledge Matters Fellows

Christopher Anderson, Professor, SC Johnson College of Business, School of Hotel Administration, and Director, Center for Hospitality Research
Mikaila Brown, Lecturer, Fiber Science and Apparel Design, and head of The Common Thread Project
H. Oliver Gao, Director, Cornell Systems Engineering Program
Wendy Strobel Gower, Project Director, Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability


2017 Knowledge Matters Fellows
Jennifer Putnam Agans, Research Associate, Bronfenbrenner, Center for Translational Research
Sandra Lynn Babcock, Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide, Cornell Law School
Mabel Berezin, Professor, Sociology
Eve De Rosa, Associate Professor, Human Development
Kathryn L. Gleason, Professor, Landscape Architecture, and Cornell Institute for Archaeology and Material Studies
Kim Haines-Eitzen, Professor, Near Eastern Studies
Maureen Hanson, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Lisa Kaltenegger, Associate Professor, Astronomy, and Director, Carl Sagan Institute
Neema Kudva, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning
Kathryn Anne LaTour, Associate Professor, Hotel School
C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, Associate Professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Anna Katharine Mansfield, Associate Professor, Food Science
Julie Nucci, Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Vithala R. Rao, Professor, JGSM
Beth Rhoades, Life Sciences Liaison and Director of Outreach, Cornell Nanoscale Facility
Chelsea D. Specht, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science
Justin R. St. Juliana, Lecturer, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Erika Styger, Senior Extension Associate and Associate Director, Climate Resilient Farming Systems
Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, African Studies and Research Center
Marina Welker, Associate Professor, Anthropology
Vivian Zayas, Associate Professor, Psychology


September 8, 2017
Introduction: Transmediating Knowledge for Different Audiences
Jon McKenzie, Dean’s Fellow for Media and Design, and Visiting Professor of English
Amy Cheatle, Center for Teaching Innovation
Materials Distributed:
Blog Cheat Sheet
Crash Course: Design a Professional Website

October 6, 2017
Honing the Core Message + More on Pecha Kucha
Itai Cohen, Professor in the Department of Physics
Jon McKenzie, Dean’s Fellow for Media and Design, and Visiting Professor of English
Pecha Kucha Exercise

November 3, 2017
Open Workshop with Support
PechaKucha Resources

Contact Information

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
122 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: 607.255.6867
Fax: 607.255.4672