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Office of President & Administration

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Peter McPherson
President
202-478-6060
Biography
Howard Gobstein
Executive Vice President and Co-Project Director, Science & Mathematics Teaching Imperative
202-478-6077
Biography
Jean R. Middleton
Jean R. Middleton, CMP
Chief of Staff and National Meeting Coordinator
202-478-6070
Biography
R. Michael Tanner
R. Michael Tanner, Ph.D.
Senior Academic Counsel
202-478-6083
Biography
Sara King
Sara King
Executive Assistant
202-478-6037
KeiWana Bull
KeiWana Bull
Database/Meetings Assistant
202-478-6055
Taylor Buehler
Assistant, Meetings and Events
202-478-6051
Leigha Acton
Assistant, Meetings and Events
202-478-6086

 

Office of Academic Affairs

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Alan R. Mabe, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer and Vice President for Academic Affairs
202-478-6083
Biography
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Meaghan N. Duff, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Personalized Learning Consortium
202-478-6041
Biography
Lynn Brabender
Program Manager, Personalized Learning Consortium
202-478-6078
Michael Lausch
Program Assistant
202-478-6027

 

Office of Access & Success

Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Access and Success
(202) 478-6056
Biography
Rosalina Escandon
Associate Director, Access and Success
202-478-6074
Biography
Finnian Galloway-Kane
Associate, Access & Success
202-478-6034

 

Office of Congressional & Governmental Affairs

Jennifer Poulakidas
Jennifer T. Poulakidas
Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs
202-478-6053
Biography
Craig Lindwarm
Craig Lindwarm
Director, Congressional & Governmental Affairs
202-478-6032
Biography
Carina Márquez-Oberhoffner
Assistant Director, Congressional & Governmental Affairs
202-478-6079
Biography
Hanan Saab
Assistant Director for International Issues
(202) 478-6052
Biography
Yvonne Darpoh
Associate, Congressional and Governmental Affairs
202-478-6048

 

Office of Economic Development & Community Engagement

James Woodell
James K. Woodell, Ph.D.
Vice President, Economic Development and Community Engagement
202-478-6044
Biography
Beverly Steele
Program Assistant, Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement, and Office of Research, Innovation and STEM Policy
202-478-6033
Biography
 

 

Office of Finance

Emily van Loon
Emily van Loon, CPA
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
202-478-6063
Biography
Henry M. Wong
Henry M. Wong
Director, Information Technology
202-478-6076
Marsha Roberts
Marsha Roberts
Grants & Accounts Receivable Manager
202-478-6039
Catina Tims
Accountant
202-478-6085
KeiAnna Beckett
Employee Benefits/Accounts Payable Accountant
202-478-6066
Christopher Mayrant
IT Support Specialist/Facilities Assistant
202-478-6036
Jordan Merker
Staff Associate
(202) 478-6087

 

Office of Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources

Ian L. Maw
Ian L. Maw, Ph.D.
Vice President, Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources
202-478-6031
Biography
Richard M. Klemme, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Cooperative Extension
202-478-6029
Eddie G. Gouge
Eddie G. Gouge
Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations-Food and Agricultural Sciences and Executive Director, Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET)
202-478-6028
Biography
Wendy Fink
Wendy Fink
Director of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources
202-478-6021
Biography
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Suzette Robinson
Program Assistant, Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources
202-478-6024
Biography
Sandra (Sandy) Ruble
Program Assistant, Cooperative Extension/ECOP
202-478-6088
Biography

 

Office of International Programs

Montague Demment
Montague Demment, Ph.D.
Vice President, International Programs
202-478-6084
Biography
Anne-Claire Hervy
Anne-Claire Hervy
Associate Vice-President for International Development and Programs
202-478-6026
Biography
Mark Varner
Mark Varner, Ph.D.
Senior Counsel, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD)
202-478-6023
Biography
Samantha Alvis, Ph.D.
Director, International Development and Programs
202-478-6057
Biography
Hanan Saab
Assistant Director for International Issues
(202) 478-6052
Biography
Michelle DeFreese
Leland International Hunger Fellow
202-478-6062
Biography
Shanaz Waise
Staff Associate, International Development and Programs
202-478-6030

 

Office of Public Affairs

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Jeff Lieberson
Vice President, Public Affairs
202-478-6073
Biography
David Edelson
David Edelson
Director, Public Affairs
202-478-6072
Biography
Mike Brost
Public Affairs Coordinator
202-478-6038
Biography
Kristen Laubscher
Public Affairs Associate
202-478-6097
Biography

 

Office of Research, Innovation, & STEM Policy

Howard Gobstein
Executive Vice President and Co-Project Director, Science & Mathematics Teaching Imperative
202-478-6077
Biography
David May, Ph.D.
Director, Mathematics Pathways
202-478-6080
Biography
Kacy Redd
Kacy Redd, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Science & Mathematics Education Policy
202-478-6022
Biography
Sarah Rovito
Assistant Director, Research Policy
202-478-6065
Biography
Mary Leskosky
Staff Associate, Science & Mathematics Teaching Imperative, and Communications Coordinator, Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership
202-478-6067
Beverly Steele
Program Assistant, Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement, and Office of Research, Innovation and STEM Policy
202-478-6033
Biography

 

Office of Research & Policy Analysis

Travis York, Ph.D.
Director of Student Success, Research, and Policy
(202) 478-6047
Biography
Andrew Paradise, Ph.D.
Data Analytics Manager
202-478-6090
Dawn Culpepper
Graduate Research Fellow
202-478-6092
Nathalie Dwyer
Nathalie Dwyer
Research Associate & Project Coordinator, Voluntary System of Accountability and Student Achievement Measure
202-478-6042
Biography

 

Office of Urban Initiatives

Shari Garmise
Shari Garmise, Ph.D.
Vice President, USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives
202-478-6064
Biography
Shannon Looney
Project Manager
202-478-6045
Biography
Julia Michaels
Julia Michaels
Project Manager, The Learning Collaborative
202-478-6071
Biography
Adrianne Thomas
Adrianne Thomas
Administrative Assistant, USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives
202-478-6069