Cornell University

Sally Alvarez : Biography

Sally Munro Alvarez is the Director of Labor Programs in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Extension Division, Cornell University. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Alvarez holds a B.A from Duke University, a master's degree in communication from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in American studies from Emory University. Alvarez has worked extensively with non-profit and service organizations, labor unions, and organizations in higher education, developing and delivering training in communication skills, leadership, promotions, fundraising, strategic planning, and other areas. Before coming to Cornell, she worked in community and union organizing, ran a public access cable television studio, wrote, produced and directed a number of documentary films, and taught communications at a college level for many years. Her work as a labor educator focuses primarily on communication, media, leadership development, organizational change, and ethics.