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.


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)
https://www.human.cornell.edu/people/jlw15?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


Winkler, David

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor; Faculty Curator of Ornithology and Director, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (dww4@cornell.edu)
http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/winkler/wordpress/

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
Countries: Argentina; Belize; Canada; Chile; Dominican Republic; Peru; USA; Venezuela
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Conservation and Sustainable Development; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Natural Resources
    Avian Ecology; Conservation; Life History Theory and Modeling; Ornithology; Evolution of Life Histories (especially parental care).


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


Wong , Shelley

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, English (ssw6@cornell.edu)
http://english.cornell.edu/shelley-wong

Regions: Africa, Northern America, East Asia
Countries: USA; Canada; China; Hong Kong; Taiwan; Singapore
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • English Language and Literature
    Asian American, African American, and Ethnic Literatures; Asian Canadian Literature; Cultural 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


Woubshet, Dagmawi

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, English (dw242@cornell.edu)
http://english.cornell.edu/dagmawi-woubshet

Research Specializations:

  • English Language and Literature
    African American literature; Ethiopian Poesis; queer studies; AIDS and narratives of loss; 1980s; contemporary African and African-American visual culture
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
    African-American and Anglophone African literature and culture
  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    AIDS narratives; African-American literature and culture; queer studies; Ethiopian poetics


Xu, Li

College of Arts and Sciences
Teaching Associate, Asian Studies (lx57@cornell.edu)
http://chinesestudies.ucsd.edu/people/lecturers/xu.html?_ga=2.116192390.18727341...

Regions: East Asia
Countries: China
Languages:

  • Mandarin
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Asian Studies
    Mandarin Language


Xu, Xin

College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Lecturer, History (xx12@cornell.edu)
http://government.cornell.edu/xu-xin

Regions: East Asia
Countries: China
Languages:

  • Chinese
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)
  • Japanese
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • History
    Chinese foreign policy and East Asian international relations; identity politics of the Taiwan issue, China’s grand strategy, East Asian security politics, and Olympics and international relations.


Yavitt, Joseph

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Natural Resources (jby1@cornell.edu)
https://dnr.cals.cornell.edu/people/joseph-yavitt

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
Countries: USA; Panama
Languages:

  • English
    (Native or Bilingual)

Research Specializations:

  • Natural Resources
    Ecology of Forest, Desert and Wetland Ecosystems; Biogeochemistry


Yearsley, David

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Music (dgy2@cornell.edu)
https://music.cornell.edu/david-yearsley

Regions: Europe
Countries: Germany, United Kingdom
Languages:

  • German
    (Full Professional)
  • Dutch
    (Working Professional)
  • French
    (Limited Working)

Research Specializations:

  • Music
    17th- and 18th-century music; early keyboards

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