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House Fellows

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.

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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.
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Diane Burton is a faculty member in the ILR School at Cornell University. Her primary appointment is in human resource studies with courtesy appointments in organizational behavior and sociology.
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Marina Caillaud is a faculty member in the Department of Entomology. She now teaches biology classes for non-majors (Entom 2030 and Entom 2100) and recently became a beekeeper.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lee studies the social uses and perceived effects of communication technology and media.
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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.
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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.
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André Kessler is Associate Professor for Chemical Ecology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
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Richard Kiely currently serves as a Senior Fellow for Engaged Cornell.
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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.
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Gilly Leshed is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Science, where she also directs the professional masters degree program (MPS).
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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.
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A.T. is the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity, a position he’s held since 2011. He’s passionate about working for fairness in a world that is structured unfairly.
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Mostafa Minawi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History. Broadly, his research focuses on the study of Ottoman imperialism at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
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Greg Morrisett is a Computer Science Professor and the Dean of the Faculty of Computing and Information Sciences (CIS).
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Jeff Niederdeppe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and a member of the fields of Communication and Policy Analysis and Management.
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Katja Nowack is an assistant professor in the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics within the Department of Physics.
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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.
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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.
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Howard Silcoff, M.D. is Board certified in Family Practice. He was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and now works at Dryden Family Medicine.
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From 2008 until 2013, Ethan served as the House Assistant Dean at Keeton House. Currently, Ethan works with the North Campus Faculty Programs at the Carol Tatkon Center.
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Robert J. Sternberg was most recently President and Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Wyoming. He is currently Professor of Human Development at Cornell University.
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Gerald Torres is former president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). He is a leading figure in critical race theory, environmental law and federal Indian Law.
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My research focuses on optimizing flavors and aromas in wine grapes, and improving both the environmental and economic sustainability of wine grape production systems in cool climate.
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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.
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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.
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Wendy M. Williams is a Professor in the Department of Human Development,where she studies intelligence from psychological, educational, and sociological perspectives.
Ruth Yarrow
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Ruth Yarrow is a naturalist, environmental educator, poet and organizer for peace, justice and a healthy planet. She also knew William Keeton since he was a graduate student.
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Malte Ziewitz is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Science & Technology Studies with a graduate field appointment in Information Science.