Bermudian Elected Cornell’s Dean Of Faculty

May 6, 2021 | 8 Comments

Eve De Rosa May 2021 (1)Bermudian Dr Eve De Rosa has been elected as Cornell University’s Dean of Faculty, becoming both the first woman and the first Black person to hold the role at the prestigious university.

The Bermudian professor is currently the Dean’s Fellow for Racial and Social Justice for the College of Human Ecology, and she told Bernews, “I was able to create an initiative that brings faculty to Cornell whose scholarship promotes social justice. I hope to broaden this initiative across the University.”

She received her B.A. in Biology-Psychology from Vassar College and then worked as a research assistant for a few years at Harvard University School of Medicine.

She went on to receive her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Harvard University and then received training in human neuroscience as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. De Rosa will start in her new position beginning on July 1, which will see her represent over 1600 faculty.

Cornell’s website describes the position by saying, “The Dean of the University Faculty is that body’s chief administrative officer and its liaison on all matters in which the concerns of the faculty relate to the president, the trustees, or other segments of the university community.”

Offering his congratulations, her colleague Dr Neil Lewis Jr. tweeted the photo below –  which clearly demonstrates the historic nature of Dr De Rosa being elected to the position — saying: “Today is a great, and historic [!]  day for Cornell. I am so happy that Professor Eve De Rosa was elected as our next Dean of Faculty. Congratulations, Prof. De Rosa!”

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  1. Patricia says:

    What an amazing accomplishment. Well done Ms. De Rosa.

  2. Andrea says:

    Such an academic accomplishment! Congratulations! All the best with all the challenging and fulfilling days ahead. Lovely to hear how well my peers are doing.

  3. Paget says:

    Wow – that is awesome and a real achievement. Congratulations!

  4. Thomas Famous says:


    Everyone in Bermuda salutes her.

  5. Steve Thomson says:

    Fantastic honour for Bermuda. As a fellow onion and Cornellian, our flag is now flying high.
    Congrats Dr DeRosa.

  6. Linda Parker says:

    Congratulations, Dr. DeRosa. Your alma mater, BHS, is so very proud of your accomplishment. We salute you!

    • As one of your teachers and mother of one of your school friends, I salute you and your incredible achievements. So very well done. I know your parents are hugely proud of you too as well as all of Bermuda.

  7. Lesley Cox says:

    Well done – huge congratulations!

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