Emma Draper-Reich, Sky Moss, Sri Kamesh Narasimhan

Trio of SUNY CCC Professors Selected for Cornell University Fellowship

June 30, 2022

Three SUNY Corning Community College professors were selected for the Community College Internationalization Fellowship at Cornell University. In total, seven faculty members from across New York State were selected for Cornell’s fellowship program.

The three SUNY CCC faculty members selected for the Cornell fellowship program were:
Emma Draper-Reich, MFA, Assistant Professor of English
Sky Moss, MA, Associate Professor of History
Sri Kamesh Narasimhan, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Draper-Reich was selected for her fellowship project of Internationalizing English 1020: Incorporating South Asian Fiction in College Composition II. She will be studying contemporary voices in South Asian literature and creating opportunities for CCC students to join in this research.

Moss was chosen for his fellowship project of IAD/LACS Fellow Project: Black Settlements in Central America 1525-1650 ce. His research will be on historic black communities in Central America, West African connectivity and the impact of their blackness on societal opportunities.

Narasimhan’s project is on Isolation and Characterization of Pharmaceutically Active Components from Traditional Indian Medicinal Plants. The research will focus on extracting, purifying and characterizing active compounds from traditional herbal plants such as Eucalyptus oil, Ginger, Turmeric, Ginseng and Neem.

All three CCC faculty members will have one year to implement their projects.

Cornell’s fellowship program is a professional development opportunity for faculty of any discipline at two-year institutions in Upstate New York, with a goal to prepare students to become global-minded citizens, collaborating with Cornell’s area studies programs and the South Asia Center at Syracuse University. Cornell seeks projects that engage with Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South Asia, or Southeast Asia.