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Offices & Staff

Office of President & Administration

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Peter McPherson
President
202-478-6060
Biography
Howard Gobstein
Executive Vice President
202-478-6077
Biography
Jean R. Middleton, CMP
Vice President and Chief of Staff
202-478-6070
Biography
Michelle Szechenyi
Director, Human Resources
202-478-6033
Biography
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Sean Michael Love
Executive Assistant
202-478-6037
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Amily Loredo
Associate, Human Resources
202-478-6089
Biography
KeiWana Bull
KeiWana Bull
Database/Meetings Assistant
202-478-6055
Leigha Acton
Assistant, Meetings and Events
202-478-6086
Grayce McGregor
Database and Human Resources (HR) Assistant
202-478-6042

 

Office of Academic Affairs

Bernard Mair, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
202-478-6083
Biography
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Travis York, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs
(202) 478-6047
Biography
Karen Vignare, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Personalized Learning Consortium
202-478-6058
Biography
Megan Tesene, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Personalized Learning Consortium
202-478-6098
Biography
Michael Lausch
Program Manager, Personalized Learning Consortium
202-478-6027
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Julia Chadwick
Program Associate, Personalized Learning Consortium
202-478-6041
Stephen Schiavone
Program Associate, Academic Affairs
202-478-6097

 

Office of Access & Success

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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
Porshia Brewer
Associate, Access and Success
202-478-6034

 

Office of Congressional & Governmental Affairs

Craig Lindwarm
Craig Lindwarm
Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs
202-478-6032
Biography
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Deborah Altenburg
Assistant Vice President, Research Advocacy and Policy
202-478-6039
Biography
Yvonne Darpoh
Associate, Congressional and Governmental Affairs
202-478-6048

 

Office of Data & Policy Analysis

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Bryan Cook, Ph.D.
Vice President, Data and Policy Analysis
202-478-6040
Biography
Denise Nadasen
Director of Data & Policy Analysis
202-478-6081
Biography
Andrew Paradise, Ph.D.
Data Analytics Manager
202-478-6090
Biography

 

Office of Economic Development & Community Engagement

Sheila A. Martin, Ph.D.
Vice President, Economic Development and Community Engagement
202-478-6044
Biography
Shalin Jyotishi
Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement
202-478-6096
Biography
Milan Ephraim
Program Assistant, Economic Development and Community Engagement
202-478-6062
 

 

Office of Finance

Emily van Loon
Emily van Loon, CPA
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
202-478-6063
Biography
Jasper Cox
Grants Manager
202-478-6066
Biography
Catina Tims
Accountant
202-478-6085
Marsha Ogburn
Accountant
202-478-6059
Jordan Merker
Staff Associate/Accounts Payable
(202) 478-6087

 

Office of Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources

Doug Steele, Ph.D.
Vice President, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
202-478-6082
Biography
Richard M. Klemme, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Cooperative Extension
202-478-6029
Eddie G. Gouge
Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations-Food and Agricultural Sciences and Executive Director, Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET) and the Board on Human Sciences
202-478-6028
Biography
Wendy Fink
Wendy Fink
Director of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources and Executive Director of the BAA Academic Programs Section
202-478-6021
Biography
Sandra (Sandy) Ruble
Assistant Director, Cooperative Extension/ECOP
202-478-6088
Biography
Marianne Klein
Program Staff Associate, Board on Human Sciences, Inc. and Cooperative Extension
202-478-6093
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Suzette Robinson
Program Assistant, Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources
202-478-6024
Biography

 

Office of Information Technology

Henry M. Wong
Henry M. Wong
Director, Information Technology
202-478-6076
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Denis Garcia
Associate Network Administrator
202-478-6036
 

 

Office of International Programs

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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
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Susan Johnson
Associate Vice President, International Programs
202-478-6023
Biography
Devin Ferguson
Staff Associate, International 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
Assistant Director, Public Affairs
202-478-6038
Biography
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Allie Maniglia
Associate, Public Affairs
202-478-6050
Biography

 

Office of Research, Innovation, & STEM Policy

Howard Gobstein
Executive Vice President
202-478-6077
Biography
Kacy Redd
Kacy Redd, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Research & STEM Education
202-478-6022
Biography
Sarah Rovito
Director, Science & Research Policy
202-478-6065
Biography
Jessica Bennett, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, STEM Education
202-478-6080
Biography
Robin Parent
Assistant Director, STEM Education
202-478-6094
Biography
Tia Freelove Kirk
Program Coordinator, Office of Research, Innovation, & STEM Policy
202-478-6067
Justine Joo
Project Associate, Aspire Alliance
202-478-6075

 

Office of Urban Initiatives

Shari Garmise
Shari Garmise, Ph.D.
Vice President, USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives
202-478-6064
Biography
Shannon Looney
Deputy Director, Urban Initiatives
202-478-6045
Biography
Christel Perkins, Ed.D.
Assistant Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities
202-465-8536
Biography
Andréa Rodriguez
Assistant Director, USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives
202-465-8532
Biography
Lynn Brabender
Assistant Director, USU
202-478-6078
Adrianne Thomas
Adrianne Thomas
Staff Associate, USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives
202-478-6069

 

Center for Public University Transformation

Julia Michaels
Deputy Executive Director, APLU Center for Public University Transformation
202-478-6071
Biography
Amy Cole-Smith
Assistant Director, Center for Public University Transformation
202-478-6049
Biography
Melissa Rivas
Program Manager, Center for Public University Transformation
202-478-6095
Kate Michaels
Program Coordinator, Center for Public University Transformation
202-478-6092