College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Staff

Chris Behnke
IT Support Associate
301-405-7463
cbehnke@umd.edu

Diana Cortez
Lecturer & Academic Advisor
301-405-4359
dcortez@umd.edu

  • Prospective student inquiries and tours
  • Course scheduling and general academic support
  • Undergraduate student reflectors, room and computer access
  • Academic reports
  • Academic website updates and social media

Sharde Davenport
Executive Administrative Assistant 
301-405-6244
sdav@umd.edu

  • Administrative Assistant to the chair 
  • PSLA Department General Support
  • Graduate Student General Support
  • Conference room reservations
  • Scholarships Contact

 

Betty Wineke
Executive Administrative Assistant 
301-405-4356
ewineke@umd.edu

  • 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
301-405-4361
fayer520@umd.edu

  • 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

Shirley Goff
Business Services Specialist
301-405-0783
sgoff@umd.edu

  • 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
301-405-6913
ssfaulkn@umd.edu

  • 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
301-405-1656
mfisher2@umd.edu

  • 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
301-405-4374
mneff1@umd.edu

  • 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
301-405-4374
rmille15@umd.edu

  • 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 
301-405-4375 
swallac1@umd.edu

Plant Growth Facilities Manager

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