Welcome to our very own Expert Corner, where a group of Cornell faculty members are highlighted for their outstanding work. While the faculties below are housed in various departments, they are each related to education, policy, child or adolescent development, or rural development in some way. We hope the resources provided will be beneficial to those visiting the site. Feel free to contact our experts with any questions you may have about the work they do.
Steve Hamilton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen F. Hamilton is Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and Associate Director for Youth Development of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. In that capacity he is responsible for strengthening the research base for New York State’s 4-H Youth Development program and responsible for Youth Community Action. His research on adolescent development and education investigates the interaction of school, community, and work during the transition to adulthood.
Hamilton, M.A., & Hamilton, S.F. Learning well at work: Choices for quality. Washington, DC: National School-to-Work Office. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 411 390) (92 pp.)
Hamilton, M.A., & Hamilton, S.F. Linking research with the practice of youth development. (PrACTice Matters). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, ACT for Youth Upstate Center of Excellence.
Hamilton, M.A., & Hamilton, S.F. Life Stories: Teacher’s Guide. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Cornell Youth in Society Program.
Hamilton, M.A., & Hamilton, S.F. Life Stories: Youth Workbook. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Cornell Youth in Society Program.
Rhoda Meador - email@example.com
Dr. Rhoda Meador is the Associate Director of Outreach and Extension for the College of Human Ecology and the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. In fulfillment of these roles, she conducts activities that help integrate extension/outreach with research and teaching. Meador is an interdisciplinary social scientist and educator whose research focuses primarily on improving health and social systems to better serve older people. She has been involved in numerous educational programs and activities that bridge the gap between research and practice. She has spent much of her career working with practice and applied audiences in a variety of education, human service, and health care settings.
Check out the links below to learn more about evidence-based living and PROSPER, which supports community partnerships that sustain the most effective programs for promoting positive youth development and strong families, and to facilitate translation of prevention science into widespread community practice.
Yasamin Miller - firstname.lastname@example.org
Yasamin Miller is the founding director of Cornell University’s Survey Research Institute (SRI). Miller has worked extensively with researchers in many areas, most notably education, health care and medicine, social sciences, economics, and human resource management. Currently, SRI is conducting a large survey of former New York City teachers to better understand their experiences and how to improve the overall educational experiences of the students. Miller works extensively with clients during the study design and planning phases of a project. SRI has conducted over 1000 studies of varying complexity and topics.
Cornell’s Survey Research Institute has been providing survey research, data collection and analysis services since 1996 to a wide-range of academic, non-profit, governmental, and corporate clientele. Below are selected projects from the site.
NYC Former Teachers Project
The Role of Working Conditions and Teacher Background in the Achievement Gains and Retention of Middle School Mathematics Teachers
Social Integration and Well Being of Older Inmigrants to Rural Retirement Counties
Study of Families Receiving Child-Only Welfare Benefits in New York
Steve Morgan – email@example.com
Stephen L. Morgan is the Director of the Center for the Study of Inequality and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University.He is a member of the Socioeconomic Status Experts Panel, convened by the U.S. Department of Education to develop a new measure of socioeconomic status for federal reporting of the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing program, often referred to as The Nation's Report Card. His current areas of research include education, labor market inequality, and methodology.
Morgan, Stephen L. 2000. Social Capital, Capital Goods, and the Production of Learning. Journal of Socio-Economics 29:591-5.
Morgan, Stephen L. and Mark W. McKerrow. 2007. Human Capital Development and the Frontiers of Research in the Sociology of Education. Pp. 185-225 in Garnett Picot, Ron Saunders, and Arthur Sweetman, eds., Fulfilling Potential, Creating Success: Perspectives on Human Capital Development. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.
Morgan, Stephen L. and Jennifer J. Todd. 2009. Intergenerational Closure and Academic Achievement in High School: A New Evaluation of Coleman's Conjecture. Sociology of Education 82:267-86.
Morgan, Stephen L. 2011. Models of College Entry in the United States and the Challenges of Estimating Primary and Secondary Effects. Sociological Methods and Research.
Jane Powers – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane has been a senior staff member at Cornell University's Family Life Development Center where she works on a variety of research projects, which examine the impact of violence on the lives of children, youth and families. Since 2000, she has been involved in the application of research and knowledge specifically around promoting the health and well being of adolescents and preventing risk behaviors, including violence, sexually risky behavior, and abuse. She is currently the co-PI and Project Director for the Assets Coming Together (ACT) for Youth Center of Excellence, which is a collaboration of Cornell, the University of Rochester Division of Adolescent Medicine the New York State Center for School Safety, and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC.
ACT for Youth Website
ACTforYouth.net connects research to practice, providing information, tools, publications, and presentations in the areas of positive youth development, adolescence, and sexual health. Below are selected resources from the website that feature various publications.
Comprehensive Community Assessments
Enhancing Service Through Effective School-Community Collaboration
Five Promises: Addressing School Completion and Teen Pregnancy
Sexual Health Programming: Schools and Evidence-Based Programs