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Cornell SCE’s Professional Studies offer you the opportunity to work closely with outstanding administrators who are passionate about sharing their expertise. Under the guidance of these accessible leaders, you’ll build the skills, networks, and confidence needed to translate knowledge into action.

During AMI you'll work closely with distinguished members of university central administrations and faculties; college officers and unit managers whose work is recognized as outstanding; and senior representatives from a variety of institutions nationwide.

Denise Clark

Associate vice president for research administration in the Division of Research, University of Maryland, College Park

Denise Clark provides support to the University of Maryland, College Park's research, creative activity, and outreach initiatives.

Clark's responsibilities include oversight of activities for proposal preparation and submission, award negotiation and management, sub-award issuance and monitoring, compliance with university, state, and federal regulations, ethical stewardship of funds, and strategic planning. In addition, she oversees the Compliance Office and is responsible for all budgetary and human resource actions within her division.

Marin Clarkberg

Associate vice provost of institutional research and planning, Cornell University

Marin Clarkberg has served in her current position since 2004. She speaks and consults nationally and internationally on the topic of data-informed decision making and quality assurance in higher education. Marin serves as Cornell’s accreditation liaison officer to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and serves as a Middle States evaluator of other institutions. She is active in Cornell’s data-exchange consortia, the Consortium on Financing Higher Education, and the Association of American Universities Data Exchange. She received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago and has held faculty appointments in the department of sociology at Cornell.

Glen Mueller

Chief audit executive, Cornell University

Glen Mueller is the chief audit executive for Cornell University, including Weill Cornell Medicine and its Physician Organization clinical practice in New York City. He is a leading higher education and health care chief audit executive with significant experience building and advancing prominent compliance, IT security, governance, policy administration, and internal audit functions.

Mueller's governance experience includes more than seven years of health care board-level experience serving as a subject matter expert on the audit and compliance committee of the Board of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a $16+ billion revenue integrated health care provider operating in 19 states.

Mueller holds BS and MBA degrees from Cornell University, is a certified public accountant (CPA), and maintains certifications as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

George Myers

Senior partner, The Effectiveness Institute

A senior partner and consultant with The Effectiveness Institute, George Myers is an expert facilitator and presenter with more than 20 years of organizational development experience. He brings knowledge, energy, and a keen sense of humor to his work. His affable style helps create a safe and enjoyable learning environment in which people can challenge themselves and develop their skills.

With extensive experience in higher education and his work with senior leaders in many organizations, Myers has a broad understanding of the challenges facing leaders and teams. He has also held numerous leadership positions, gaining the first-hand knowledge that informs and grounds his work. His passion for effective leadership and teamwork has helped organizations reach higher levels of performance.

Boeing, Chrysler, Nordstrom, ARAMARK, Microsoft, Michigan State University, and the University of Southern California are a few of the clients that have engaged Myers.

Mark Perry

Audit director, University Audit Office, Cornell University

Mark Perry is audit director in the University Audit Office at Cornell. He works with Cornell leadership and the broader university community to evaluate and enhance internal controls and business process and to reinforce Cornell's culture of stewardship, integrity, and excellence.

Prior to joining Cornell, Perry was a senior manager in the external audit practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. His public accounting experience includes working with a wide variety of entities and industries, with a focus in the not-for-profit sector. Perry has deep experience working with clients to enhance their internal control environments and business processes.

Perry has a BS degree in business administration with a marketing concentration from Ithaca College and an MBA/MS accounting degree from the Graduate School of Professional Accounting at Northeastern University in Boston.

Stephen Sauer

Associate professor, Clarkson University's David D. Reh School of Business; visiting professor, Cornell University's S.C. Johnson College of Business

Stephen Sauer's research activities focus on issues of leadership, team processes, and status and diversity in management. His work has been published in a number of academic journals including Leadership Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management. His research has also been featured in a variety of mainstream media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review,, and USA Today, among others.

His teaching experience includes courses in Leadership, Strategy, Negotiations, and Organizational Behavior at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also has extensive experience leading executive education workshops and seminars in negotiations, teamwork, and leadership effectiveness for a number of major corporations.

Sauer graduated with a PhD in management and organizational behavior from Cornell University, where he also earned an MBA and a master's in business and policy administration. He also holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to embarking on an academic career, he worked as an organizational change consultant and as a plant manager, after serving for seven years as an armored cavalry officer in the U.S. Army.

William Sibert

Associate vice president and university controller, Cornell University

William Sibert is responsible for financial reporting, financial operations, procurement, sponsored financial services, financial information services, and payroll and tax services at Cornell. Previously, he served as controller of MPI Research Inc., chief financial officer at Priva Technologies, director of internal audit for General Electric Automotive Financial Services, and as a staff accountant at Price Waterhouse.

Sibert received a BA in history from Cornell University, an MS in accountancy from California State University, Sacramento, and holds a CPA license from Michigan. He serves as a member of the Cornell McGovern Center Advisory Council, treasurer of CCAT Observatory, Inc., and as treasurer of the Kuali Foundation. For four years, Sibert served as a U.S. Marine Corps officer.

Paul Streeter

Program director, AMI, and vice president for budget and planning, Cornell University

Paul Streeter is the vice president for budget and planning at Cornell University and the director of the Administrative Management Institute (AMI). His 28-year career at Cornell has included serving as assistant dean for finance and administration for the College of Veterinary Medicine; associate vice president for planning and budget, senior project director, in the Division of Planning and Budget; four years as director of finance and administrative operations in the College of Human Ecology; and eight years in the Cornell University Audit Office.

Streeter has considerable experience in evaluating and recommending improvements in university administrative operating practices. He co-developed a financial stewardship training program for university staff that is now standard training for all new supervisors. He also has served as a trainer for several facilitation skills workshops.

Streeter received a bachelor's degree from LeMoyne College and an MBA from Cornell University.

Wendy Tarlow

Associate university counsel, Cornell University

Wendy Tarlow serves as associate university counsel in the Office of University Counsel at Cornell University. A significant portion of her time is spent on employment law, both counseling university clients on legal risks involved in personnel decisions and defending the university in employment litigation. Prior to her current position, she worked in the Office of Academic Programs and Campus Affairs at Cornell.

Tarlow received a BA degree in philosophy from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a JD from the Cornell University Law School.

Howard Teibel

President, Teibel, Inc.

Howard Teibel is the president of the education consulting firm Teibel, Inc., which works with independent schools, colleges, universities, and professional associations to help them align strategic goals with operational performance. A major component of his work includes ensuring that new strategic directions get translated throughout the organization. He helps organizations implement strategic plans, assists them with organizational restructuring, and conducts team-building and leadership development programs.

Teibel is a podcaster and writer on organizational effectiveness and change at His podcast, Navigating Change, can be found in the iTunes podcast directory.