Judy Appleton is a Vice Provost at Cornell University and the Alfred H. Caspary Professor of Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her B.S. in microbiology from Indiana University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
As Vice Provost, Dr. Appleton serves as the coordinator of the four New York State Contract Colleges at Cornell, and represents the University in its dealings with the State University of New York and the state government. Her office supports the broader Land Grant mission of the University in all of the colleges. The ROTC programs on campus, the Cornell Prison Education Program and the Engaged Cornell initiative report directly through Dr. Appleton to the Provost. Among her academic responsibilities are support for program review and faculty hiring strategies. Professor Appleton joined the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell in 1982 and became a faculty member in 1987. Professor Appleton has taught and conducted research on topics related to immunology, parasitology, and disease pathogenesis. Most recently, her research has addressed the role of eosinophils in resistance and susceptibility to parasitic worm infection. In 2007, she was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Veterinary Medicine and in 2013 she began her appointment as Vice Provost.
Office of the Vice Provost
449 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901