Future Professors Institute: Advancing Diversity in the Academy

Thursday,  June 20, 2019
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
G10 Biotechnology Building
Cornell University


8:30-9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:10 am


  • Dr. Barbara Knuth, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Natural Resource Policy and Management, Cornell University
9:10-10:40 am

Opening Plenary: Culturally Attuned Mentoring Paradigms – Relationships in Community Context

  • Dr. Sweeney Windchief (Fort Peck Assiniboine Tribe), Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education, Montana State University
10:40-10:50 am

Short Break

10:50 am – 12:10 pm

Panel: Exploring Your Institutional Fit

  • Panelists from Community College, Liberal Arts, Public and Private Research Universities (See morning panel)
  • Moderator: Dr. Colleen McLinn, Executive Director of CIRTL at Cornell, Cornell University
12:10-1:40 pm

Luncheon Keynote: Advancing Inclusive Research and Education Environments

  • Dr. Rory Cooper, Associate Dean for Inclusion, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and FISA/Paralyzed Veterans of America Distinguished Professor, University of Pittsburgh
1:40-3:00 pm

Concurrent Panels: Getting to an Offer & Preparing for Tenure

  • for Humanities and Social Sciences – G01 Biotech (See panel 1)
  • for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – G10 Biotech (See panel 2)
3:00-3:15 pm

Short Break

3:15-3:30 pm

Closing Remarks