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Dr. Terry Tucker
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Terry Tucker returned to the college Aug. 1, 2010 as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Since leaving Alfred State in 1995, Tucker has initiated and managed several academic, outreach, and international development initiatives at Cornell University (Ithaca). He most recently served as associate director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD) and director of Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s International Programs unit. Much of his work in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa focused on building the capacity of higher education institutions for advancing community, regional, and national development.
As dean, Tucker is responsible for leading more than 70 faculty and staff. The school, with an annual budget of about $3 million, includes six departments (Agriculture and Veterinary Technology, English and Humanities, Mathematics/Physics, Physical and Life Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Learning Center) offering 17 programs to approximately 1,277 students.
The dean also provides leadership in strategic planning and implementing a mission to assure that the school is an academic leader in the region and the nation.
Tucker has presented guest lectures and papers across five continents on the potential role of higher education institutions in development. His other scholarly interests include participatory research approaches, farmer-led innovations for sustainable agriculture, and diverse partnerships for community development.
Tucker holds a PhD in agricultural, extension, and adult education from Cornell University; an MEd in agricultural education from Pennsylvania State University, and a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Phone: (607) 587-3621