LaWanda Cook

Senior Extension Associate

311 Dolgen Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-6690
Fax: (607) 255-2763

LaWanda Cook

LaWanda Cook, PhD, CRC joined the Yang-Tan Institute in 2010. She engages in research, teaching and program development related to disability identity, the well-being of individuals with disabilities, effective service delivery, and the inclusion of people with disabilities in work and leisure settings. Her work explores the intersectional influence of disability with race, gender, age, and other characteristics, as well as issues such as justice system involvement, and workplace bullying and harassment.


Ph.D. – 2011 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Recreation, Sport and Tourism
M.S. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Human Resource Management
B. S. 1986 – University of Connecticut, Rehabilitation Services