College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture


Chris Behnke
IT Support Associate

Diana Cortez
Lecturer & Academic Advisor

  • Prospective student inquiries and tours
  • Academic Programs Support
  • Course design
  • Course scheduling
  • Academic reports
  • Academic website updates 

Executive Administrative Assistant 

  • Parking Coordinator
  • Liaison with external stakeholders
  • Coordinator for Plant Science
    Lecture Series and other unit events
  • Update Website
  • Coordinate Merit & Awards Committee, Third Year Review and APT processes


Yifei Fan
Business Manager

  • Personnel contracts and appointment
  • eTerp contractual hiring
  • Pre-Award proposal and budget review
  • Unrestricted research accounts
  • Foreign visas and PR application
  • Procurement
  • Payroll
  • Inventory
  • Telephone and Cellphone representative

Marcina Garner
Administrative Assistant for Academic Programs

  • Agricultural Science and Technology (AGST), including Agricultural Education administrative support

  • Undergraduate student/alumni records management

  • Undergraduate student reflectors, room, and computer access

  • Social media and website editing  

  • AGST events, calendar, and faculty travel coordination

Shirley Goff
Business Services Specialist

  • Post-award sponsored management sponsored research
  • Travel
  • Hiring undergraduates/ hourly graduate students
  • Requisitions for purchase
  • Key requests
  • Swipe-card requests
  • Develop reports
  • Payroll processing

Shaun Faulkner
Facilities Manager

  • PSLA Facilities Manager
  • Departmental liaison with University of Maryland Facilities Management
  • Departmental Fleet Coordinator
  • Space inventory control officer for PSLA offices, laboratories,research support rooms, and common rooms


Meghan Fisher-Holbert
Agricultural Technician Supervisor

  • Supervise Greenhouse Personnel
  • Support Research Activities
  • Setting and Monitoring Environmental Controls
  • Implement IPM Program and Nutrient Management
  • WPS Compliance

Michelle Neff
Director of Financial Services

  • Departmental budgeting
  • Foundation and Scholarship accounts
    • Student Award disbursements
  • Graduate assistants (offer letters and renewals, payroll) 
  • Lecturer agreements
  • Course budgeting
  • Pcard/Tcard review and management
  • Federal Work study coordinator
  • Summer Salary

Ruth Miller
Business Serv Spec

  • Account management - Start-up accounts
  • Cost-share accounts
  • Greenhouse bench and growth chamber charges
  • Miscellaneous accounting and business projects as necessary

Sydney Wallace
Greenhouse Manager 

Plant Growth Facilities Manager

  • Plant Growth Facilities Operations and Maintenance
  • Plant Care Supervision
  • Space Allocation

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