Peter C. Stein, Physics and Nuclear Studies, came to Cornell as a Research Associate in 1956, and subsequently appointed a member of the Faculty. He served as Vice Provost in the early 1980s. He also was elected Faculty Trustee from 2000-2004.
Professor Stein chaired the Faculty Committee that devised the University procedures enabling faculty to appeal decisions on promotion and tenure; and wrote the report “Conflicts of Interest and Commitment: Ethical Questions and Dilemmas for Faculty Members” which led to the establishment of the University Committee on Conflicts.
He brought fundamental change to the Office of the Dean of Faculty when the Faculty Council of Representatives was reorganized and became the Faculty Senate. He was also instrumental in how the Faculty’s Financial Policies Committee and the Administration dealt jointly with budgetary issues.