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Office of President & Administration

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Peter McPherson
President
202-478-6060
Biography
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Jeff Lieberson
Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
202-478-6073
Biography
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Jean R. Middleton, CMP
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
202-478-6070
Michelle Szechenyi
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
202-478-6033
Biography
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Amily Loredo
Senior Associate, Human Resources
202-478-6089
Biography
Kaelin Jackson
Kaelin Jackson
Senior Associate, Events
202-478-6086
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Sarah Bolon
Executive Assistant
202-478-6037
Amanda Tropiano
Amanda Tropiano
Associate, Events
202-465-8539

 

Office of Academic Affairs

Bernard Mair, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer | Acting Vice President for External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
202-478-6083
Biography
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Levi B. Shanks, Ph.D.
Director, Academic and Student Affairs
202-478-6047
Biography
Megan Tesene, Ph.D.
Director, Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC)
202-478-6098
Biography
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Matt Renn
Data Analyst, Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC) & Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
202-465-8534
Biography
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Rishon Seaborn
Senior Associate, Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC)
202-465-8542
Biography
Stephen Schiavone
Program Associate, Academic Affairs
202-478-6097

 

Office of Data & Policy Analysis

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Bryan Cook, Ph.D.
Vice President, Data and Policy Analysis (DPA)
202-478-6040
Biography
Denise Nadasen, DM
Assistant Vice President, Data & Policy Analysis (DPA)
202-478-6081
Biography
Allegra Damari
Allegra Damari
Data Analyst
202-465-8531
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Grayce McGregor
Data Analyst, Data & Policy Analysis (DPA)
202-478-6042
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Jessica Martínez
Associate, Data & Policy Analysis and External Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
202-478-6090

 

Office of Digital Transformation for Student Success

Karen Vignare, Ph.D.
Vice President, Digital Transformation for Student Success & Executive Director, Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC)
202-478-6058
Biography
Mike Brokos
Michael Brokos
Program Manager, Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC)
202-478-6027
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Julia Chadwick
Program Manager, Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC)
202-478-6041
 

Office of Economic Development & Community Engagement

Sheila A. Martin, Ph.D.
Vice President, Economic Development & Community Engagement (OEDCE)
202-478-6044
Biography
Milan Ephraim
Program Manager, Economic Development & Community Engagement (OEDCE)
202-478-6062
Biography
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Abigail Robbins
Senior Associate, Economic Development & Community Engagement (OEDCE) & Governmental Affairs
202-465-8535
Biography
Sarah Bartlome
Sarah Bartlome
Associate, Economic Development & Community Engagement (ODECE) & Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
202-742-6951
Biography
 

 

Office of External Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Bernard Mair, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer | Acting Vice President for External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
202-478-6083
Biography
Amy Cole-Smith
Associate Director, External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (EDEI)
202-478-6049
Biography
Adrianne Thomas
Adrianne Thomas
Program Manager, External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
202-478-6069
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Jessica Martínez
Associate, Data & Policy Analysis and External Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
202-478-6090

 

Office of Finance

Varun Dhawan, Chief Financial Officer
Varun Dhawan
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
202-478-6063
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Nakia Bell
Associate Director, Finance & Grants Management
202-478-6066
Biography
Catina Tims
Manager, Accounts Receivable, Billing and Finance Membership Services
202-478-6085
Marsha Ogburn
Accountant
202-478-6059
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Sasha Sprei
Associate, Finance
202-478-6030
Biography

 

Office of Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources

Doug Steele, Ph.D.
Vice President, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
202-478-6082
Biography
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Caroline E. Henney, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Cooperative Extension System/ECOP & Assistant Vice President, FANR
202-478-6029
Biography
Wendy Fink
Wendy Fink
Executive Director, Academic Programs Section & Assistant Vice President, Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources (FANR)
202-478-6021
Biography
Andrea Putman
Andrea Putman
Assistant Vice President, Communications and External Partnerships, Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources (FANR)
Sandra (Sandy) Ruble
Assistant Director, Cooperative Extension System/ECOP
202-478-6088
Biography
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Suzette Robinson
Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources (FANR)
202-478-6024
Biography
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Tara Westington
Associate, Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources (FANR)
202-465-8538
Biography
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Florencia Drumwright
Senior Associate, CARET, BoHS and BAA
202-478-6093
Biography

 

Office of Governmental Affairs

Craig Lindwarm
Craig Lindwarm
Vice President, Governmental Affairs
202-478-6032
Biography
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Deborah Altenburg
Associate Vice President, Research Policy & Governmental Affairs
202-478-6039
Biography
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Lindsey Tepe
Director, Governmental Affairs
202-478-6079
Biography
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Caron Gala
Director, Agriculture and International Development, Governmental Affairs
202-478-6057
Biography
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Abigail Robbins
Senior Associate, Economic Development & Community Engagement (OEDCE) & Governmental Affairs
202-465-8535
Biography

 

Office of Information Technology

Henry M. Wong
Henry M. Wong
Director, IT and Building Operations
202-478-6076
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Denis Garcia
Senior Associate, Network Administrator
202-478-6036
 

 

Office of International Engagement

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Bernard Burrola
Vice President, International Engagement
202-478-6063
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Jordan Merker
Manager, International Engagement
202-478-6087

 

Office of Public Affairs

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Jeff Lieberson
Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
202-478-6073
Biography
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David Edelson
Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs & Member Engagement
202-478-6072
Biography
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Mike Brost
Associate Director, Public Affairs
202-478-6038
Biography
Macie Marinetto
Macie Marinetto
Associate, Public Affairs
202-478-6050

 

Office of Research, Innovation, & STEM Policy

Howard Gobstein
Senior Vice President for STEM Education and Research Policy and Advisor to the President
202-478-6077
Biography
Kacy Redd
Kacy Redd, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Research & STEM Education
202-478-6022
Biography
Jessica Bennett, Ph.D.
Director, STEM Education
202-478-6080
Biography
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Bethany Johns, Ph.D.
Director, Research Policy
202-478-6065
Biography
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Robin Parent, Ph.D.
Director, STEM Education & Internal DEI Officer
202-478-6094
Biography
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Levi B. Shanks, Ph.D.
Director, Academic and Student Affairs
202-478-6047
Biography
Tia Freelove Kirk
Assistant Director, STEM Education & Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
202-478-6067
Biography
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Ny'lyjah Cain
Program Associate, STEM Education & Research Policy
202-465-8530

 

Office of Urban Initiatives

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Ashlie Prioleau, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) & Vice President, Urban Initiatives
202-478-6064
Biography
Christel Perkins, Ed.D.
Deputy Executive Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) & Assistant Vice President, APLU
202-465-8536
Biography
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Andréa Rodriguez
Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
202-465-8532
Biography
Melissa Rivas
Assistant Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
202-478-6095
Samantha Levine
Samantha Levine
Assistant Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
202-478-6074
Biography
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Mitzy González
Program Manager, USU
202-478-6026
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Matt Renn
Data Analyst, Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC) & Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
202-465-8534
Biography
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Winston Savoy
Program Coordinator, USU
202-478-6051
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Center for Public University Transformation

Julia Michaels
Executive Director, Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT) & Associate Vice President, APLU
202-478-6071
Biography
Lynn Brabender
Associate Director, Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
202-478-6078
Denise Nadasen, DM
Assistant Vice President, Data & Policy Analysis (DPA)
202-478-6081
Biography
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Alcione Frederick
Assistant Director, Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
202-465-8540
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Gregory Thornton
Assistant Director, Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
202-478-6045
Tia Freelove Kirk
Assistant Director, STEM Education & Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
202-478-6067
Biography
Sarah Bartlome
Sarah Bartlome
Associate, Economic Development & Community Engagement (ODECE) & Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
202-742-6951
Biography