Get to Know Our Dean
Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech
Dan is one of the leaders helping to make Cornell Tech’s ambitious vision a reality, from academic programming to partnerships with industry and beyond.
Innovation thrives on rigorous thinking, creative ideas, a vibrant environment and a bit of the unexpected. The diverse people of Cornell Tech embody this inspiring and dynamic mix and are driven by the desire to help spark the next great tech revolution.
Our faculty pursue research that helps advance technical fields and often has application in the real world. They are passionate about encouraging a new generation of tech leaders and seeking innovative solutions, and they are experienced at working with the public and private sectors.
Practitioners & Researchers
Practitioners offer unique perspectives and come from diverse backgrounds, including other institutions and leading companies in NYC and beyond. They help shape the Cornell Tech experience and environment. Practitioners offer input, guidance, mentorship, and industry knowledge.
Cornell Tech hosts
researchers whose work is both rigorous and relevant to the city’s tech
ecosystem. Many researchers are supported by industry sponsors, and these
relationships result in joint projects, sponsored research and technology
transfer between campus and local industry.
PhD students at Cornell Tech in New York City pursue the same degree programs as their peers in Ithaca. They belong to the same PhD programs, are members of the same graduate fields, follow the same application process, and have the same course and research requirements.
Our leadership and the dedicated staff members on their teams are here to support all participants in Cornell Tech's ambitious mission, from faculty to students, industry partners to alumni. These are the people who make it possible to offer a completely new kind of graduate education.
Board of Overseers
The Board of Overseers are the primary governance group for Cornell Tech and a subsidiary body of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. The Overseers provide advice and counsel to the Dean and senior leadership and serve as active champions and supporters of Cornell Tech.