Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Jun 04, 2020  
Courses of Study 2019-2020

Program for Andrew D. White Professors-at-Large


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The program has its origins in Cornell’s early history. Andrew D. White, the first president of Cornell University, inaugurated the position of nonresident professor, to be held by eminent scholars, scientists, and intellectuals who periodically visit the university for the stated purpose of “contributing to the intellectual and cultural life of the university.” Toward this end, Andrew D. White Professors-at-Large make several formal visits to campus during their appointment to engage in a variety of activities including public lectures, ongoing courses, and collaborative research, as well as hold office hours for undergraduate and graduate students. They serve for a six-year term and are full members of the faculty when in residence.

Professors-at-Large by Term

Term Ending 2019

Nima Arkani-Hamed, physicist

David Hillis, evolutionary biologist

Laurie Marker, conservationist

Andrew Revkin, science writer and journalist

Duncan Watts, sociologist and principal researcher (Microsoft)

Term Ending 2021

Bruno Latour, philosopher, anthropologist, sociologist of science

Wynton Marsalis, musician, composer, bandleader, educator and principal co-founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center

Theda Skocpol, professor of government and sociology, Harvard University

David Stevenson, professor of planetary science, California State University

Xu Bing, fine artist

Term Ending 2022

Andrew Dobson, professor of ecology, Princeton University

Margaret Martonosi, professor of computer science & electrical engineering, Princeton University

Term Ending 2023

John Rickford, professor of linguistics, Stanford University

Brinda Somaya, architect, Mumbai, India

Term Ending 2024

Steven Levitsky, professor of government, Harvard University

Keri Putnam, CEO, Sundance Institute

Dr. Stephen Quake, professor of bioengineering, co-president, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, professor of applied physics, professor of physics (by courtesy), Stanford University

Formal Campus Residencies 2019-2020

  • Professor Andrew Dobson (wildlife ecologist/Princeton University)—November 3-9, 2019
  • Professor Steven Levitsky (political scientist/Harvard University)—November 10-26, 2019
  • Professor David Stevenson (astronomer/Cal Tech)—February 16-20, 2020
  • Wynton Marsalis (musician)—March 15-22, 2020
  • Keri Putnam (CEO, Sundance Institute)—April 2020