Faculty and Staff Excellence

Faculty members at SUNY Cortland love to teach — you'll recognize them as your award-winning classroom teachers and dedicated mentors who are focused on your success, both during your moments on campus and in the momentum you take with you after you graduate.

Distinguished and Award-Winning Faculty and Staff

The SUNY Distinguished Faculty Rank is a promotion to a prestigious, tenured rank above that of professor. The designation is this highest system tribute conferred upon the SUNY’s faculty.

The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. 

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Research and Grants

The Research and Sponsored Programs Office (RSPO) offers assistance to faculty and staff in all aspects of proposal preparation and submission.

Recent Grant Recipients

Academic Honors

SUNY Cortland's faculty and staff are recognized by their peers on state, national and international levels.

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Mary Lynch Kennedy, English, received the 2010 Educator of Excellence Award from the New York State English Council.

SUNY Distinguished Professor Timothy Baroni, a professor of biological sciences, received the Mycological Society of America (MSA)'s highest honor, the 2009 MSA Distinguished Mycologist Award.

Published Faculty and Staff

Cortland's faculty and staff actively publish books and articles on a wide variety of topics.

Authors List

Scholarly Publications/Resources

The College is home to or headquarters of the following scholarly resources.


The New York Journal of Sociology
A digital journal of critical and interdisciplinary social research and theory

An open access scholarly journal dedicated to the SUNY community of Applied Learning practitioners

A journal of outdoor education

Research in Outdoor Education
A refereed publication featuring current research completed by scholars in the field of outdoor education

A journal of transnational women's and gender studies

Web Resources

New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center

The Inclusive Recreation Resource Center headquartered at SUNY Cortland helps to make recreation inclusive for all people.


A foreign language teaching forum