“Supporting Cornell Botanic Gardens and its natural areas is one of the best parts about being a member of Cornell’s community of scholars and citizens, many of whom have been attracted to Cornell due to its magnificent physical setting and the role that the Botanic Gardens has played in building and preserving its beauty for the future.”


My professional focus is marketing and retailing. I direct the Food Industry Management Program (FIMP), which conducts research and extends the results of that research to the food industry and public beyond. FIMP also offers a dozen executive education programs each year, customized for both individuals and companies. Before being appointed interim Dean of the Dyson School,   I served as the associate director and for 20 years, directed the undergraduate business program, the largest undergraduate major at Cornell. I have been on the advisory council of the Botanic Gardens for five years and, along with my wife, Annie, I volunteer at many Botanic Gardens activities, including helping to organize several events at the Edwards Lake Cliffs Preserve.