Adjunct Science Faculty Contribute Valued Expertise To Universities

with the title of adjunct can vary greatly. An adjunct may be a professor in name only, lending the prestige of name recognition, but requiring no inclass time. This is the case for the National Institutes of Health's Robert Gallo, who is an adjunct professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Gallo "is listed as an adjunct professor of veterinary microbiology, immunology and parasitology, and . . . has an assigned office in the Veterinary Research Tower here, but a phone number that pro

Ricki Lewis
Nov 28, 1993

with the title of adjunct can vary greatly. An adjunct may be a professor in name only, lending the prestige of name recognition, but requiring no inclass time. This is the case for the National Institutes of Health's Robert Gallo, who is an adjunct professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Gallo "is listed as an adjunct professor of veterinary microbiology, immunology and parasitology, and . . . has an assigned office in the Veterinary Research Tower here, but a phone number that probably rings at the NIH," says Roger Segelken of Cornell's News Service.

Another example of a situation in which an adjunct doesn't teach is Stone's affiliation at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, which is strictly researchoriented. K. Douglas Nelson, a professor of geology at Syracuse University in New York, is an adjunct associate professor of geological sciences at Cornell, where he is continuing research begun as...

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