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Who We Are

Research Division Human Resources (RDHR), in conjunction with the university-wide Division of Human Resources, provides core and customized human resources support and serivces to all units, departments, research centers, and facilities under the umbrella of the Vice Provost for Research at Cornell University.


Our mission is to provide human resource services in an effective, professional, and friendly manner. We ensure compliant, consistent, accurate, and timely support to our customers and the University.


Our vision is to provide exceptional customer service and stewardship of university policy on a continually improving basis. We work to be on the cutting edge of human resource practices and initiatives through:

  • training
  • tools
  • communication
  • process improvements
  • employee development
  • customer satisfaction
  • meeting university objectives and inititatives

Roles and Responsibilities


Human Resources Director
Deb Shigley
222 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Human Resources Assistant Director
Jamie Washburn
395 Pine Tree Road, Suite 302
Ithaca, NY 14850

HR Assistant
Kristie Devine
395 Pine Tree Road
Suite 302