People at The Worker Institute

Leadership Team

Ileen DeVault
Academic Director, The Worker Institute
Professor of Labor History
607.255.3055

Jeff Grabelsky
Associate Director, The Worker Institute
212.340.2825

Lara Skinner
Associate Director, The Worker Institute
212.340.2884


Faculty and Staff

Rachel Aleks
Assistant Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History
aleks@cornell.edu

Sally Alvarez
Senior Extension Associate
212.340.2816

Ron Applegate
Lecturer

Rosemary Batt
Alice Cook Professor of Women and Work

Kate Bronfenbrenner
Director of Labor Education Research

Nellie Brown
Director of Workplace Health & Safety Programs
716.852.4191 ext.111

Legna J. Cabrera
Research Specialist
212.340.2821

Patricia Campos-Medina
Co-Director, NYS AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute
212.340.2843
pec1@cornell.edu

Gene Carroll
Co-Director, NYS AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute
212.340.2853

Alex Colvin
Associate Professor of Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution
Chairperson of the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History

Lance Compa
Senior Lecturer

Maria Cook
Professor, Department of International and Comparative Labor
and Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History

Kim Cook
Extension Associate Faculty
212.340.2824
kc948@cornell.edu

Linda Donahue
Senior Extension Associate
585.262.7860

Maria Figueroa
Director, Labor and Policy Research
212.340.2877

Eli Friedman
Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor

Shannon Gleeson
Associate Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History
smg338@cornell.edu

Lois Gray
Jean McKelvey/Alice Grant Professor of Labor Management Relations Emeritus
212.340.2860

Kati Griffith
Proskauer Assistant Professor in Employment and Labor Law

James Gross
Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History

Richard Hurd
ILR Associate Dean for External Relations
Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations

Sally Klingel
Director of Labor Management Relations

Sarosh Kuruvilla
Professor, Industrial Relations, Asian Studies and Public Affairs
Department Chair, International & Comparative Labor

Risa Lieberwitz
Professor of Labor and Employment Law

Beth Livingston
Assistant Professor

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda
Assistant Professor

Veronica Moore
Office Administrator and Lead Programs Coordinator
716.852.4191

Sherrie Morales
Program Coordinator, National Labor Leadership Initiative
and Union Leadership Institute
212.340.2868

Dania Rajendra
Co-director, Union Communication Services
212.340.2811

Anna Rivera
Administrative Assistant
212.340.2867

Prerna Sampat
Communications and Website Manager
212.340.2840

Anne Sieverding
Administrative Assistant
607.255.4524

William Sonnenstuhl
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Alice Torres
Administrator
585.262.4440

Lowell Turner
Professor, International & Comparative Labor
607.255.2279

KC Wagner
Director, Workplace Issues, ILR School
Co-Chair, Equity at Work, Worker Institute
212.340.2826

Arthur Wheaton
Director, Western NY Labor and Environmental Programs
716.852.4191

Melanie Willingham-Jaggers
Program Manager
212.340.2847