Faculty Nominations and Elections Committee Candidate Profiles - Spring 2020

Nominations & Elections Committee

  • 3 seats; 3-year term

David Levitsky, Professor

Spring 2020 Nominations and Elections Committee candidate David Levitsky

David A Levitsky is a Professor of Nutrition and Psychology in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Psychology, Cornell University. After receiving his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1968, he entered Cornell as National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellow. He was appointed Assistant Professor in 1970 and received a five-year New Leadership Award from the National Institute of Health.  Professor Levitsky has published more than 150 scientific publications in the fields of Nutrition and Psychology as well as written two books. His research is on the Control of Body Weight and Determinants of Food Intake in humans. Professor Levitsky has won many awards for his teaching including the New York State Chancellors Award for Teaching, the Excellence in Nutrition Education Award by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), Edgerton Career Teaching Award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  He has been honored as a Stephen H Weiss Presidential Fellow, the highest teaching award bestowed by Cornell University. 
Candidate Statement:
I look forward towards making my contribution on this committee as proud member of this University.

Alison Power, Professor

Spring 2020 Nominations and Elections Committee candidate Alison Power

Alison Power is Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Science and Technology Studies.  Her research and teaching focus on agroecology, interactions between agricultural and natural ecosystems, and disease ecology in plant communities.  During her time at Cornell, she has carried out field studies in Central America, the Caribbean, and Thailand, and she is currently working in Ethiopia.  At Cornell, she served as Dean of the Graduate School 2001-2010.  She is Past President of the Ecological Society of America and Past President of the Association of Graduate Schools.  Among other professional activities, she has served on various committees of the National Academy of Sciences.
Candidate Statement:
I look forward to contributing to the Nominations and Elections Committee by helping to identify a diverse pool of excellent candidates for faculty governance positions.