Dr. Stephen Cornell

Stephen Cornell is professor of sociology and of public administration and policy at The University of Arizona, where he also directs the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy.  His Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago. He taught at Harvard University for nine years and at the University of California, San Diego for nine more before joining the Arizona faculty in 1998. While at Harvard, Professor Cornell co-founded the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development with economist Joseph P. Kalt. At Arizona, he led the establishment of the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, a partner program to the Harvard Project. He has written widely on Indigenous affairs and on racial and ethnic relations and has spent much of the last twenty-five years working with Indigenous nations and organizations in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Aotearoa/New Zealand on governance, development, and related policy issues.