House Fellows are active community members affiliated with a specific House in the West Campus House System. House Fellows contribute to the intellectual and social life of the House through programs, activities, discussions, screenings, workshops, arts events, etc. House Fellows are assigned to a member of our student staff (either a Graduate Resident Fellow or an undergraduate Student Assistant) who serves as the liaison to the student body.
Austin is the author of a short story collection “The Brink” and wrote, with director John Krokidas, the film KILL YOUR DARLINGS which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He is an Assistant Professor in the Performing and Media Arts Department.
Steve Ceci received his doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Exeter, England, where he studied children’s recollections—a topic that would later be expanded to include children’s eyewitness
testimony in criminal cases.
Iwijn De Vlaminck is the Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor in Life Science and Technology at the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering of Cornell. He teaches an intro to biomedical engineering class to the freshman in engineering.
Jeff Doyle is chair of the Section of Plant Breeding & Genetics, and is a professor of plant systematics, evolutionary genomics. He and his wife Jane, are regulars at Keeton House Dinners and Receptions.
Karen Jaime is Assistant Professor of Performing and Media Arts and Latina/o Studies. She is a former Rockefeller Foundation Research Fellow and a Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mary is the Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies Emerita in the Government Department. Her most recent writing has been about felony disenfranchisement and the weight of financial debt on those convicted of crimes and on their families.
Cliff Kraft knows exactly what it’s like to be an undergraduate here at Cornell
– he graduated Big Red in 1975, with concentrations in biology and history.
He even lived on West Campus his freshman year, before Keeton was built.
Beth is a Clinical Professor of Law and founder of Cornell’s Farmworker’s Legal Assistance Clinic. She is a practicing lawyer and advocates for low-income asylum seekers, farmworkers and their families in local, state, federal and international fora.
Ben Piekut is an associate professor in the Department of Music, with graduate field appointments in Music and Art. He researches music since WWII, with a particular emphasis on experimental, improvised, and avant-garde musics.
Sophie serves as Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Asian & Asian American Center, where she advises cultural-based student groups and delivers programs and services to support Cornell’s diverse student community.
Anke Wessels is the Executive Director of the Center for Transformative Action (CTA), which provides education for, and fiscal sponsorship to transformative social entrepreneurs with innovative non-profit ventures.
Steve is a professor of Electrical & Computer
Engineering and a member of the fields of Computer Science & Systems
Engineering. In his 20 years at Cornell he has studied and taught
computer networks, wireless systems, and cellular technology.