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OpEd Project


The Provost’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity accepted 20 faculty fellows to the “Public Voices Fellowship Program,” a new initiative to increase the public impact of Cornell’s faculty. The Public Voices Fellowship provides fellows with resources, skills, and access to national media, to support them in their efforts to shape public conversations. The Fellowship is part of a national initiative launched by The OpEd Project in partnership with universities and foundations nationwide. Fellows completing the one-year fellowship program join a national network of Fellowship alumni, allowing for knowledge-sharing and innovation across universities. At Cornell, fellows participate in four separate day-long workshop convenings. The curriculum combines game-based learning with research on influence, including: how ideas spread, when and why minds change, how credibility is built, and how impact is created. Fellows can join monthly calls with media insiders, receive customized email support and news alerts, and are assigned a journalist-mentor for dedicated one-on-one coaching throughout the year. Upon completion, fellows have access to The OpEd Project’s national network of high-level journalist “mentor-editors” for continuing support.

2017 Cornell Public Voices Fellows

See the video showing 2017 Cornell Public Voices Fellows’ impact:
2016-17 Public Voices Fellows

OpEds written by 2017 Cornell Public Voices Fellows:


View the 2016 Cornell Public Voices Fellows and Op-Eds written by them here.

View the 2015 Cornell Public Voices Fellows and Op-Eds written by them here.


Contact Information

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