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.


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


Weiss, John Hubbel

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, History (jhw4@cornell.edu)
http://history.cornell.edu/john-hubbel-weiss

Regions: Europe
Countries: France, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium
Languages:

  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Italian
    (Working Professional)
  • German
    (Working Professional)
  • Serbo-Croatian
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Film and Video Studies
    European cinema; history and film
  • History
    modern European history, social and political; social history of technology


Weiss, Michael

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Linguistics (mlw36@cornell.edu)
http://linguistics.cornell.edu/michael-l-weiss

Regions: Europe
Countries: Indo-Europe
Languages:

  • Latin
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Greek
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Hittite
    (Full Professional)
  • Old Irish
    (Full Professional)
  • Avestan
    (Full Professional)
  • Old Persian
    (Full Professional)
  • Gothic
    (Full Professional)
  • Old English
    (Working Professional)
  • Tocharian A and B
    (Working Professional)
  • Old Church Slavonic
    (Working Professional)
  • German
    (Working Professional)
  • French
    (Working Professional)
  • Spanish
    (Working Professional)
  • Portuguese
    (Working Professional)
  • Italian
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Classics
    Indo-European linguistics; Greek and Latin language and linguistics
  • Linguistics
    Indo-European linguistics; historical linguistics
  • Medieval Studies
    Indo-European linguistics; old Irish


Welker, Marina Andrea

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Anthropology (maw82@cornell.edu)
http://anthropology.cornell.edu/marina-andrea-welker

Regions: South-East Asia
Countries: Indonesia
Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies
    corporations and capitalism; internal development; global networks; non-governmental organizations; political economy; social theory; business history of Southeast Asia
  • Anthropology
    corporations and capitalism; international development; global networks; nongovernmental organizations; political economy; social theory; business history in the United States and Southeast Asia (insular and mainland, especially Indonesia, Burma, Thailand


Wells, Jerry

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Professor, Architecture (jaw24@cornell.edu)
https://aap.cornell.edu/people/jerry-wells

Regions: Europe
Countries: France, Italy
Languages:

  • German
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • French
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Architecture
    urban design; housing; building systems


Wendel, W. Bradley

Research Specializations:

  • Law
    Law


Whitehead, Charles

Research Specializations:

  • Law
    corporate law; mergers and acquisitions; financial regulation; securities regulation; transactional law; law and economics; law and finance


Whitman, John B.

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Linguistics (jbw2@cornell.edu)
http://linguistics.cornell.edu/john-b-whitman

Regions: East Asia
Countries: Japan/Korea
Languages:

  • Japanese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Korean
    (Full Professional)
  • Mandarin
    (Limited Working)
  • French
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies
    Japanese and Korean linguistics
  • Asian Literature, Religion and Culture
    Japanese linguistics
  • Cognitive Science
    linguistics; Asian studies
  • Linguistics
    syntactic theory; East Asian linguistics


Wien, Hans Christian

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Emeritus Professor, Horticulture. (hcw2@cornell.edu)
https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/people/chris-wien

Research Specializations:

  • Horticulture
    Physiology and cultural practices of vegetables; the production and handling of cut flowers
  • Global Development
    Tropical crop production; horticulture in tropical areas; intercropping
  • Currently living in Annapolis MD


Wilkins, Jennifer Lynn

College of Human Ecology
Lecturer and Senior Extension Associate, Nutritional Science (jlw15@cornell.edu)
http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=jlw15

Regions: Europe
Countries: Italy, Cuba, England
Languages:

  • Italian
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Nutritional Science


Willford, Andrew

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Anthropology (acw24@cornell.edu)
http://anthropology.cornell.edu/andrew-c-willford

Regions: South Asia
Countries: Malaysia, India, Indonesia
Languages:

  • Tamil
    (Working Professional)
  • German
    (Limited Working)
  • Indonesian/Malay
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies
    sociocultural anthropology; ethnicity; globalization; Hinduism
  • Asian Literature, Religion and Culture
    sociocultural anthropology; ethnicity; nationalism; globalization; symbolism;religious revivalism; hinduism; islam; malaysia; india
  • Asian Religions
    sociocultural anthropology; ethnicity; nationalism; political economy; globalization; symbolism; religious revivalism; Hinduism; Islam; Malaysia; India
  • Anthropology
    sociocultural anthropology; political economy; ethnicity; nationalism; transnationalism; symbolism; religious revivalism; Hinduism; Malaysia; India; U.S.A.


Williams, Linda

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Development Sociology (lbw2@cornell.edu)
https://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/people/lindy-williams

Countries: The Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam
Research Specializations:

  • Demography
    demography
  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    family sociology and household decision making
  • Development Sociology
    family sociology; population and development in Southeast Asia; gender; life-course; research methods
  • Global Development
    population
  • Public Affairs
    public affairs
  • Asian Studies
    social change and gender relations


Wilson Smith, Matthew

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Comparative Literature (mws268@cornell.edu)
https://dlcl.stanford.edu/people/matthew-wilson-smith

Research Specializations:

  • Comparative Literature


Wolf, Steven A.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Associate Professor, Natural Resources (saw44@cornell.edu)
http://socialsciences.cornell.edu/steven-wolf/

Regions: Europe
Countries: Finland, France
Languages:

  • French
    (Working Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Development Sociology
    environmental and natural resource sociology; environmental governance; multifunctional agricultural and forest development; institutional analysis of innovation
  • Natural Resources
    environmental policy; agricultural development; conservation planning; innovation and technical change; institutional analysis
  • Public Affairs
    public affairs


Wolff, John U.

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Emeritus, Linguistics (juw1@cornell.edu)
http://linguistics.cornell.edu/faculty

Countries: Indonesia, Philippines
Research Specializations:

  • Linguistics


Wolfolds, Sarah

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Assistant Professor of Strategy; Andrew Paul Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow, Applied Economics and Management (sew276@cornell.edu)
https://dyson.cornell.edu/people/sarah-wolfolds

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Countries: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia
Languages:

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

Research Specializations:

  • Applied Economics and Management
    Competitive Strategy; International Business; Non-Market Strategy; Non-Profit Strategy; Organizational Economics; Interaction between for-profit and non-profit organizations in industries where they coexist; Financing models and human resource systems in the mixed industry of microfinance.


Wolford, Wendy

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Associate Professor, Development Sociology (www43@cornell.edu)
https://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/research/faculty-research-projects/wendy-wolford

Countries: Brazil, Ecuador, Africa
Languages:

  • English (5), Portuguese (4), Spanish (3)

Research Specializations:

  • Public Affairs
    political economy of development; social and economic geography; political ecology; land tenure; agrarian studies
  • Development Sociology
    political economy of development; social movements and resistance; agrarian societies; political ecology and conservation; land use; land reform; critical ethnography all in Latin America
  • Global Development
    social movements in Brazil
  • Latin American Studies


Woods, Mary

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Professor, Michael A. McCarthy of Architecture, Architecture (mnw5@cornell.edu)
https://aap.cornell.edu/people/mary-n-woods

Regions: Europe, Northern America, South Asia
Countries: USA, India, France, Italy
Languages:

  • French (3), Italian(2)
    (Full Professional)

Research Specializations:

  • Architecture
    history of nineteenth-century European and American architecture and urbanism; photography; film and the built environment; history of the architectural profession
  • History of Art, Archaeology, and Visual Studies
    nineteenth-century European and American architecture and urbanism

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