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Our faculty

Unlike many summer sessions across the country, more than two-thirds of our summer teaching staff are regular Cornell faculty members who teach year-round. Of those who make up our visiting summer faculty, many either received their Ph.D.s here as students or are former Cornell faculty members. So, taking summer classes at Cornell ensures that you will have a true Cornell learning experience.

"All of the faculty and staff were happy to help in any way they could. Everyone here truly wants you to succeed and will help as long as you ask for it. The professor and TAs challenged me and emphasized the importance of doing well. Everything was ideal." —Kaitlin Border

"The teacher was so amazing at displaying and organizing her presentations so that her students could understand everything clearly." —Kamaljeet Singh

"You learn so much material in a short amount of time . . . The teachers are very approachable and are always willing to help you with whatever you need!" —Curtis Roddy

"(My professor) is truly one of the most engaging, caring, and dedicated professors I have encountered at Cornell in my two years here so far. He managed to turn statistics into an exciting and funny course. (He was) always more than willing to provide extra help to his students, whether it's before, during or after class time or even via e-mail, always managing to explain the most difficult of topics in a crystal clear manner with the utmost patience." —Hallie Seegal

"I love the small class sizes, I was able to ask questions in class and I felt like I got to know my classmates and the professor really well." —Katherine Ard

"(My professor) is amazing. He is very knowledgeable. He taught the class through in-depth lectures, films, guest speakers etc. There was a lot of class participation, he encouraged it. He took the time to meet with us individually, not just for our projects, but he made it very clear that he was available upon request. Wonderful class." —Laura Paige

"I could not be more pleased with my Cornell Summer Session experience. The teachers were great, and I was able to develop my language skills farther than I thought I would be able to. (My professor) was among the best instructors of Nepali I have ever had. He is an extremely good language teacher, and I plan to return next year to learn from him again." —Max Cherem

"(My professor) is very knowledgeable in her field and is always ready and willing to help students with questions regarding any subject matter, whether it be essay writing or an issue such as nationalism in Latin America." —Melanie Berdecia

"The courses were challenging yet rewarding; the professors were kind, understanding, and accessible as well as good teachers and interesting people; the campus is gorgeous, especially in the summer; and there is so much to see around campus, Collegetown, and Ithaca, especially beautiful natural parks." —Allison Rugg