College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Staff

 

Lauren Argabrite
Administrative Assistant II
301-405-4367
largabri@umd.edu

  • 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

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
  • Academic Programs Support
  • Course design
  • Course scheduling
  • Academic reports
  • Academic website updates
 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
 

Portia Greene

Executive Administrative Assistant

301-405-4356

pgreene2@umd.edu 

  • Assistant to Chair (Internal Relations)
  • Liaison w/ external stakeholders
     
  • Coordinator for Plant Science
  • Committees- scheduling, membership, correspondence
  • Support for Merit and Awards Committee, Third Year Review and APT processes
  • Governance Documents
  • Calendars, internal 
  • Staff Hiring Coordination with Business Office
  • Parking Coordinator; Search Committee Coordinator
 

Marcina Garner
Executive Administrative Assistant

Office of the Chair
301-405-6244

mmarcie@umd.edu

  • Assistant to the Chair-External Relations
  • Departmental and Extension support for related events, calendars, and travel coordination
  • Seminar (travel coordination)
  • External-related event scheduling for Agricultural Education and Extension Program 
  • Alumni records management
  • Departmental reflectors
  • Social media and website editing  
  • Website management

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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