Dr. Jodi Korich '97 named associate dean for education

Dr. Jodi Korich ’97, has accepted the position of Associate Dean for Education in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  She is expected to begin her duties by July 1, 2017.  “Korich was selected for the position after a very competitive search process and I congratulate her on her appointment,” says Dean Lorin Warnick. “I look forward to working with her and am confident that she will provide excellent leadership for educational programs in the College.”

“I am truly honored to have been selected for this position,” says Korich. “Having served at Cornell previously, I know from first-hand experience the talent of our faculty and students. It is a great privilege to be able to return to Cornell and serve with this administration, working with our faculty to help lead the College’s education programs.”

Korich currently works at Texas A&M University as the founding director of the Center for Educational Technologies and clinical associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Having earned her DVM at Cornell, she spent five years in clinical practice in Fairfax, VA, and then returned to Cornell 2002 through 2010 as an instructor and senior extension associate in the Department of Clinical Sciences.  “As a member of the class of 1997 and a former faculty member, Cornell and Ithaca is a place I know and love,” says Korich. “I am grateful to once again have the opportunity to contribute my knowledge, skills, and passion for education to the College community.”

As associate dean for education, Korich will have primary responsibility for the College’s education programs, continuing education and distance learning. “Having devoted the past eleven years of my career to educational technologies, it is probably no surprise that I am passionate about technology-enhanced learning,” she says. “Educational technologies are advancing rapidly and it is now feasible to blend technology into traditional courses to enhance faculty’s teaching capacity. In the future, I’d also like to see us harness adaptive learning technologies to create more customized learning experiences for our students.”

 In close partnership with other College leaders, Korich will provide vision and leadership to ensure excellence in our educational programs and to meet the changing needs of the students, the profession, and society.  She will also be appointed as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences.

For Korich, this opportunity represents a chance to continue an important legacy. “I’ve been thinking a lot about how leadership is a relay race, and it is now my turn to pick up the baton and carry it forward in a manner that would make my predecessors and mentors proud."