Rosemary Avery’s most recent work focuses on the regulation of pharmaceutical advertising and the impact of commercial messages and public service messages on the health-related behavior of individuals. She has been the co-recipient of four federal grants to support her research in this area.
Professor Avery has been the recipient of several awards for both her teaching and scholarship. She was awarded the prestigious Carpenter Award for and has received a Merrill Presidential Teacher Recognition Award fifteen times.
Professor Avery served on the Cornell University Board of Trustees 2008-2012 as a Faculty Trustee. She serves as Dean and House Professor in Flora Rose House on Cornell’s West Campus and as Faculty Advisor to the Cornell Varsity Men’s Football and Men’s Lacrosse teams.
Professor Avery received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, her Honors in Science degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and her Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Family Resource Management from The Ohio State University.