Jeanne Moseley, director of the Global Health Program and senior lecturer in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, has been awarded Cornell University’s George D. Levy Faculty Award. The honor, part of Engaged Cornell, recognizes a faculty member whose collaborative efforts within the community have resulted in exemplary and sustained community-engaged projects. Moseley was honored for her leadership of the division’s Tanzania Summer Program, which she helped create in 2007. Katherine McComas, vice provost for engagement and land-grant affairs, named Moseley the 2019 recipient Dec. 3.
Since joining the division’s Global Health Program in 2006 as a program coordinator, Moseley has worked closely with faculty and staff in the division and in other Cornell colleges to develop global service learning and internship programs to promote student engagement in global and public health. She is currently responsible for the direct administration and implementation of Global Health partnerships and summer programs in the Dominican Republic, Tanzania and Zambia.
“Jeanne is an enthusiastic, collaborative and dedicated colleague, who cares deeply for her students, her colleagues and for the sustained development of meaningful and reciprocal partnerships,” said Dr. Rachel Manongi, associate professor in the Institute of Public Health at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo) in Tanzania, which partners with the Global Health Program to enhance the cross-cultural competence of Tanzanian medical students and Cornell undergraduates.
“Over the last 11 years, we have worked together closely, along with other KCMUCo and Cornell University faculty, to build a collaborative partnership and program, in which we engage equal numbers of Cornell undergraduate and KCMUCo medical students in shared learning on global health policy each year,” Manongi said.
The division’s Global Health Program offers students from any field of study the opportunity to explore and apply global health knowledge through experiential learning on Cornell’s Ithaca campus and abroad, where they are challenged to integrate and extend their academic knowledge in an applied public health setting so that they might better understand the complexity of global and public health issues.
“The work that Jeanne has done over the past 10 years to engage students in meaningful cross-cultural collaboration and impactful service learning through this program speaks to her commitment to the engaged partnership with KCMUCo,” said Lyndsey Dyer ’19, who participated in the Tanzania Summer Program in 2017 as an undergraduate.
“Jeanne’s engagement in professional and personal relationships with stakeholders in the Tanzania Global Health Program, such as nongovernmental organization directors, KCMUCo faculty and homestay families, is the thread that allows for continued student engagement both in Tanzania and at Cornell after students return from their experience,” Dyer said.
The George D. Levy Faculty Award, administered by the Office of Engagement Initiatives, supports a faculty member whose courses, research and other activities best demonstrate collaborative decision-making that incorporates community voice and reciprocity into the design; implementation and evaluation of the project, community capacity building; integrating engaged student learning outcomes into course design and delivery; and planning for sustaining the community partnership.
Stephen D’Angelo is assistant director of communications in the College of Human Ecology