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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.

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Craig Altier is a veterinarian. But he works only on creatures that are very tiny.
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Karen Bennett moved to Cornell in 2007, after stints at Princeton University and the Australian National University.
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Tad Brennan grew up around Washington DC and left as soon as he could. He moved to Oregon where the trees were taller and the people more interesting.
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Nancy Brooks is an economist and faculty member in the Department of City and Regional Planning. She is also currently the interim director of graduate studies for Cornell's Institute for Public Affairs and a member of Ithaca's Commons advisory board.
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Zach Clopton joined Cornell Law School in the summer of 2015. His research and teaching interests relate to international law, national security, and civil litigation.
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I was born in Havana, Cuba not long after Fidel Castro came to power. The early 1960s in Cuba were violent and unstable for many reasons, and my family decided to temporarily leave their homeland until conditions improved.
Jesse Goldberg
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After graduating from Haverford College, Jesse enrolled in the MD/PhD program at Columbia University. There, he received his PhD in neuroscience for work on microcircuits of the cerebral cortex.
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Elizabeth Goldberg is the Senior Program Manager for the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Mary Beth Grant
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Mary Beth (MB) serves as the senior associate dean of students for inclusion, community support and engagement.
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Sandra E. Greene is Professor of African History at Cornell University. She is the author of more than twenty-five articles in various journals and edited collections as well as the author of three books.
Yuval Grossman
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Yuval Grossman is currently a professor of physics at Cornell University.
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Karns began professional life as an epidemiologist working on issues of occupational exposures.
Ariana Kim
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Noted by the New York Times for giving “the proceedings an invaluable central thread of integrity and stylishness,” violinist Ariana Kim made her New York recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall...
Katherine Kinzler
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Katherine Kinzler is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Human Development.
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Vice Provost Isaac Kramnick came to Cornell to accept a good job at one of the world's great universities with great students and to live in the wonderful city of Ithaca.
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In August 1974 Scott MacDonald drove across the country — from Colorado Springs to Ithaca — to enroll at Cornell. He spent a blissful freshman year on West Campus in room 5108 Class of '26 Hall (UHall 5).
Amy McCune
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The process of evolution underlies and unifies all biology, and Amy’s research and teaching focuses on the history and diversity of life (especially fishes), generated by evolution.
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Muna Ndulo is a Professor of Law Cornell Law School and Director of Cornell University's Institute for African Development. He was formerly Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law, University of Zambia.
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Porus Olpadwala's professional interests are in political economy, comparative social and economic development, and urban and environmental issues.
David Orr
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David Orr writes poetry and writes about poetry (mostly for The New York Times), so if you’re looking for a rhyme for “orange,” he’s probably a good bet.
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Professor Pereboom works in free will and moral responsibility, philosophy of mind, history of modern philosophy, and philosophy of religion, and has published articles in each of these areas.
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Verity Platt grew up in England near Hadrian's Wall, and has been obsessed with the Romans (and the ancient Greeks) ever since. Her published work focuses on Greco-Roman art (and the stories the Greeks and Romans told about their art).
Steve Pond
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Steven F. Pond’s scholarly interests center on jazz and musics of the African Diaspora generally. His articles and reviews have appeared in Ethnomusicology and the Music Library Association’s journal, Notes.
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Steve Strogatz teaches math and loves writing about it for general audiences. He's also a big fan of movies, tennis, chess, and mindless TV.
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Yervant Terzian, is “The Tisch Distinguished University Professor,” in the Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences at Cornell University. He was Department Chairman from 1979-1999.
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Saul Teukolsky has been at Cornell since 1974. He has a joint appointment in Physics and Astronomy.
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Charlie came to Ithaca in 1978 as a consultant and trailing spouse, while his wife Nancy began an M.S. in Natural Resources at Cornell.
Nancy Trautmann
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When Nancy selected Cornell for grad school, she and her husband Charlie intended to move back to Boston within a couple of years.
Sarah Wattenberg
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Sarah Wattenberg ’03 is The Andrew ’78 and Margaret Paul Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services. She assists all CU student-athletes with balancing their academic and athletic pursuits while creating a positive Cornell experience.