PUBLIC VOICES THOUGHT LEADERS FELLOWSHIP
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
- Jill Frank, Associate Professor, Government
- Filiz Garip, Professor, Sociology
- Valerie Hans, Professor, Law (@jurygirltweet)
- M. Elizabeth Karns, Sr. Lecturer, ILR School
- Joanie Mackowski, Associate Professor, English
- Anna Katharine Mansfield, Associate Professor, Food Science
- Jane Mendle, Associate Professor, Human Development
- Riché Richardson, Associate Professor, Africana Studies & Research Center (@Twindynasty)
- Richard Robinson, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
- Amanda Rodewald, Professor, Cornell Lab of Ornithology/Natural Resources
- Shirley Samuels, Professor, English (@SRSamuels)
- Sharon Sassler, Professor, Policy Analysis & Management
- Phoebe Sengers, Associate Professor, Information Science
- Kerry Shaw, Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior
- Tracy Stokol, Professor, Population Medicine
- Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, Professor, Africana Studies
- Rachel Weil, Professor, History (@racheljweil)
- Nancy Wells, Professor, Design & Environmental Analysis
- Dagmawi Woubshet, Associate Professor, English
OpEds written by 2017 Cornell Public Voices Fellows:
- Scientific American, California, Watch Out: The Invasive Coqui Frog Is Coming
- Salon, Donald Trump will be a two-term president – unless the opposition can find a way to change America
- The Hill, Military law against non-consensual pornography – a good idea, but needs work
- Washington Post, Immigration policy isn’t just borders and fences. It’s trade and aid, too
- Finger Lakes Times, What political representation looks like: The view from the 23rd
- Los Angeles Review of Books, The Two-Bodied King of “Richard II” and Its Trumpian Delusion
- Scientific American, The Coffee-Songbird Connection
- Huffington Post, 5 Steps Every Victim Of Revenge Porn Should Consider
- The Hill, Trump can’t win on immigration if he scraps climate change funds – here’s why
- Huffington Post, Seen and Not Heard: Black Women’s Voices Matter
- The Telegram, ‘Come From Away’ – a lesson in irony
- Coffee Talk, Connecting To Our Planet
- Washington Post, How could Christians support Trump’s lies? It depends on what you mean by ‘truth.’
- The Hill, No, those are our babies too: Why Steve King was wrong
- Time, Art Is Not a Profit Industry. That’s Why We Need the NEA
- Huffington Post, Military Must Impose Significant Consequences Against Marines United Group Members
- Ithaca Journal, Get to know your Trump Country neighbors
- The Hill, Judicial override in death penalty sets dangerous precedent
- Public Books, How Oligarchy Breeds Tyranny
- Reuters, The Futility of a Mexico-United States Wall
- Huffington Post, Where are our family values?
- Huffington Post, Is It Safe?
- Huffington Post, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Donald. J. Trump
- Los Angeles Review of Books, What Happens When Young Adult Protagonists Grow Up?
- Huffington Post, On Spreading Fake News
- U.S. News and World Report, You Aren’t Wrong About Wine
- Pacific Standard, Why Aren’t Rural Canadians in Favor of Trump?
- Huffington Post, Edmonia Lewis Sculpts Cleopatra – in a Google Doodle
- The Atlantic, The Imperfect Power of I Am Not Your Negro
- Teen Vogue, Why Trump’s Actions Are Making Scientists Nervous
- The Hill, Protecting the environment is our best wall of defense
- Huffington Post, Marching Together
- Los Angeles Review of Books, Man O’War – Trump Fights Himself
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.