2020 Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellows

Sandra Babcock

Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School & Faculty Director, Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide

Sandra BabcockSandra Babcok is a Professor of Clinical Law at Cornell Law School, where she teaches doctrinal and clinical courses on human rights, gender, and inequality. She is the founder and faculty director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide. Since 1991, she has defended prisoners sentenced to death in the United States and around the world. As a result of her work - and the work of Cornell students - more than 160 prisoners are now off death row. She received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1986, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1991.

Jon McKenzie

Professor of Practice, Department of English & Faculty Affiliate, Bronfebrenner Center for Translational Research

Jon McKenzieJon McKenzie researches and teaches media and design in Cornell University's Department of English and is also faculty affiliate of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. He is the author of Transmedia Knowledge for Liberal Arts and Community Engagement: A StudioLab Manifesto (2019) and Perform or Else: From Discipline to Performance (2001). He is also co-editor of Contesting Performance: Global Sites of Research (2011), as well as founder and former director of DesignLab, a design consultancy for higher education. Alongside books and articles, Jon also produces experimental videos, lecture performances, and theory comics, and leads workshops on transmedia knowledge for researchers, public schools, and community organizations.