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202.274.7124 | 202.274.7113 |

Dean - Sabine O'Hara

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Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff Roster
NamePositionBuilding/OfficePhone/Cell NumberEmail
Office of the Dean Phone: 202.274.7100 | Fax: 202.274.7113
Sabine O’HaraDean and Director of Landgrant Programs44/
Marshelle HailstockProject Specialist (Outreach and Enrollment) 44/115202.274.7135
TBDExecutive Assistant     
Diane HymanAssociate Dean for Operations44/
Grants and Purchasing
Willet HuntAdministrative Specialist (Grants and Purchasing)44/120202.274.5208
Monica WigginsProject Specialist44/
Pamela WilliamsProject Assistant44/
Administrative Services Phone: 202.274.7115
Linda Carmichael-FreemanAdministrative Specialist44/
Donta Thornton Logistics Assistant 44/120 202.274.7167
TBD Staff Assistant      
Kelley ThomasStaff Assistant44/
Employee Services
Valerie BestAdministrative Specialist44/
Ashley JacobsProject Assistant44/
Marketing and Public Relations
Leslie MaloneMarketing and Communications Manager44/
Carilyne VanceMarketing Specialist44/
Program Assessment
Rick HessAdministrative Specialist44/
Veronica Brown Project Specialist 44/115 202.274.7190
TBD Assessment & Volunteer Coordinator   
 Landgrant Programs
William HareAssociate Dean for Programs44/
Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education
Mchezaji AxumDirector, Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education44/
Matthew Richardson Assistant Director 44/309 202.274.5947
Roy LycorishAssistant Farm ManagerMuirkirk Farm Beltsville,
Yao AfantchaoExtension Agent II44/
Sandra Farber BandierExtension Agent II44/
Lorraine ClarkeProject Specialist 44/119
Alemayehu Waggie Project Specialist Muirkirk Farm Beltsville, MD
Mathhew Gardine Project AssistantMuirkirk Farm Beltsville, MD
Center for Sustainable Development
Dwane JonesDirector, Center for Sustainable Development44/200-30202.274.7182
Kamran ZendehdelAssistant Director, Sustainability Education44/
Xiaochu HuProject Specialist for Applied Economic Evaluation44/
Ashley Milton Project Specialist for Environmental & Public Health44/119
Justine Cromer Project Specialist for Green Business and Social Entrepreneurship 44/119 202.274.6130
Harris Trobman Project Specialist Green Infrastructure 44/119
Water Resources Research Institute
Tolessa DeksissaDirector, WRRI42/215
Sebhat TeferaProject Specialist for Environmental Testing 42/
Yacov Assa Program Coordinator for Environmental Testing 42/
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health
Lillie Monroe-LordDirector, Center for Nutrition 44/200-29202.274.7125
Sapna BathejaProject Specialist (Community Educator Nutrition and Health)44/
Paul Brown JrFood Safety Coordinator44/309
Tyrome HensonExtension Agent I44/309202.274.5757
Herbert HoldenExtension Agent I44/213202.274.5755
Dorthea SimpkinsProject Assistant44/213202.274.6495
Helen NaylorProgram Coordinator, SNAP-Ed44/213
Teresa TurnerProgram Coordinator, SNAP-Ed44/213 202.274.6783 C:
Michaele Tompkins-DavisProject Specialist, SNAP-Ed44/213 202.274.6708michaele.tompkinsdav
Gregory Cooper Project Coordinator, ERNEP 44/213 202.274.7172
Paige Zaitlin Project Coordinator, ERNEP 44/213 202.274.7253
Tia Jeffery Project Specialist (Community Educator, Nutrition and Health) 44/213 202.274.7142
Institute of Gerontology
Claudia JohnProject Specialist for Institute of Gerontology39/101202.274.6659
James LeeVolunteer Program Coordinator39/101202-274-6658
Judith Shapiro Respite Aid/Bodywise Coordinator39/101 202.274.
Karen RichburgBodywise Instructor39/101202.274.6651 
Tawana Talley-CooperBodywise Instructor39/101202.274.6651tawana.talleycooper
Nancy NickellBodywise Instructor39/
Center for 4H and Youth Development
Rebecca BankheadDirector, Center for 4H and Youth Development/State Program Leader44/101-B202.274.7081
Jamie BrownExtension Agent I44/
Diego LahayeExtension Agent I44/
Architectural Research Institute Phone:202.274.5059 |Fax: 202.274.5062
Clarence W. PearsonDirector32/
Genell AndersonAssistant  Professor32/ 104-F202.274.7446
TBDProject Specialist (Construction Analyst)   
Dorven DortaProject Specialist (Construction Analyst)32/
Charles Ford Mechanical Engineer32/C-03202.274.5059 
Troy GaySenior Project Specialist (Architect)32/C-03
Fallon JohnsonProject Specialist (Construction Analyst)32/
TBD Project Specialist (Construction Analyst) 32/C-03    
Juna KharelProject Specialist (Construction Analyst)32/
James KilletteConstruction Analyst32/
Carson MokStructural Engineer32/C-03202.274.5059 
Mercideli Mesa Construction Analyst32/
Leroy PalmerProject Specialist (Construction Analyst)32/
Academic Programs
Elgloria HarrisonSpecial Assistant to the Dean for Academic Programs and Climate Initiatives 39/
Architecture and Community Planning
Susan Schaefer Kliman Chair/ Associate Professor32/
Ralph BeltonAssociate Professor32/104
Clarence W. Pearson, Jr.Distinguished Professor32/
Genell V. AndersonAssistant Professor32/104 F202.274.7446
Kathy Denise DixonAssistant Professor32/104
James KilletteAdjunct Professor32/
Health Education and Public Health
John SlackProgram Director/ Professor47/
Wilmer JohnsonProfessor47/
Bessie StockardAssociate Professor47/
Pier A. BroadnaxProgram Director/ Associate Professor44/
Elmira AsongwedAssociate Professor44/
Anne Marie Jean-BaptisteAssistant Professor44/
Nicole KingIntern
 Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Service
Prema GangannaProgram Director/ Professor44/200-02202.274.5516
B. Michelle HarrisAssociate Professor44/
Barbara HarveyAssistant Professor44/



College of Urban Agriculture and Environmental Studies (CAUSES)

CAUSES Academic Programs

RN to BS in Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Program Director
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr. Prema Ganganna, Program Director
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Dr. Susan Kliman, Program Director
PSM in Water Resources Management - Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Health Education - John Slack, Program Director

CAUSES Land-grant Programs

Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education – Che' Axum, Director
Center for Sustainable Development – Dr. Dwane Jones, Director
Water Resources Research Institute – Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health - Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord, Director
Institute of Gerontology - Claudia John, Director
Center for 4-H and Youth Development – Rebecca Bankhead, Director
Architectural Research Institute - Clarence Pearson, Director

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