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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 Programs44/200-24202.274.7011sabine.ohara@udc.edu
Marshelle HailstockProject Specialist (Outreach and Enrollment) 44/115202.274.7135
C:202.841.1613
mhailstock@udc.edu
Arielle GersteinResearch Associate44/120202.274.7193arielle.gerstein@udc.edu
Okolo Thomas-ToureExecutive Assistant44/115202.274.6153othomastoure@udc.edu
Operations
Diane HymanAssociate Dean for Operations44/102202.274.7137dhyman@udc.edu
Grants and Purchasing
Willet HuntAdministrative Specialist (Grants and Purchasing)44/120202.274.5208
C:202.450.0648
whunt@udc.edu
Monica WigginsProject Specialist44/120202.274.7118mwiggins@udc.edu
Pamela WilliamsProject Assistant44/120202.274.6602pmwilliams@udc.edu
Administrative Services Phone: 202.274.7115
Linda Carmichael-FreemanAdministrative Specialist44/120202.274.7123lcarmfree@udc.edu
Kelley ThomasStaff Assistant44/120202.274.7129Kelley.thomas@udc.edu
Employee Services
Valerie BestAdministrative Specialist44/120202.274.7431Valerie.best@udc.edu
Ashley JacobsProject Assistant44/120202.274.5530ashley.jacobs@udc.edu
Marketing and Public Relations
Leslie MaloneMarketing and Communications Manager44/120202.274.6686leslie.malone@udc.edu
Carilyne VanceMarketing Specialist44/120202.274.7148carilyne.vance@udc.edu
Program Assessment
Rick HessAdministrative Specialist44/119202.274.7163richard.hess@udc.edu
Veronica BrownProject Specialist44/115202.274.7190vbrown@udc.edu
 Landgrant Programs
William HareAssociate Dean for Programs44/200-31202.274.7133whare@udc.edu
Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education
Mchezaji AxumDirector, Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education44/P06202.274.6691mchezaji.azum@udc.edu
Roy LycorishAssistant Farm ManagerMuirkirk Farm Beltsville, MD301.937.6715rlycorish@udc.edu
Yao AfantchaoExtension Agent II44/213202.274.5419yafantchao@udc.edu
Sandra Farber BandierExtension Agent II44/309202.274.3716sfarber@udc.edu
Lorraine ClarkeProject Specialist 44/119202-274-6494lorraine.clarke@udc.edu
Alemayehu WaggieProject SpecialistMuirkirk Farm Beltsville, MD202.274.7126awaggie@udc.edu
Center for Sustainable Development
Dwane JonesDirector, Center for Sustainable Development44/200-30202.274.7182
C:202.274.7016
dwane.jones@udc.edu
Kamran ZendehdelAssistant Director, Sustainability Education44/119202.274.7161kamran.zendehdel@udc.edu
Xiaochu HuProject Specialist for Applied Economic Evaluation44/119202.274.7171xiaochu.hu@udc.edu
Mary FarrahExtension Agent I44/119202.274.6682mfarrah@udc.edu
TBDProject Specialist for Green Business and Social Entrepreneurship   
Water Resources Research Institute
Tolessa DeksissaDirector, WRRI42/215 C202.274.5273tdeksissa@udc.edu
Sebhat TeferaProject Specialist for Environmental Testing42/215 C202.274.6091stefera@udc.edu
Yacov AssaLaboratory Technician42/205202.274.6091yacov.assa@udc.edu
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health
Lillie Monroe-LordDirector, Center for Nutrition44/200-01202.274.7125
C:202.841.1296
lmonroelord@udc.edu
Sapna BathejaProject Specialist (Community Educator Nutrition and Health)44/213202.274.7162sapna.batheja@udc.edu
Paul Brown JrFood Safety Coordinator44/309202.274.5728pbrown@udc.edu
Tyrome HensonExtension Agent I44/309202.274.5757
C:202.495.9473
thenson@udc.edu
Herbert HoldenExtension Agent I44/213202.274.5755
C:202.573.4844
hholden@udc.edu
Dorthea SimpkinsProject Assistant44/213202.274.6495
C:202.573.4936
dsimpkins@udc.edu
Gloria StokesAdministrative Specialist44/309202.274.5746
C:573.4962
gstokes@udc.edu
Helen NaylorProgram Coordinator, SNAP-Ed44/213202-274-5770helen.naylor@ucd.edu
Teresa TurnerProgram Coordinator, SNAP-Ed44/213202-274-6783teresa.turner@udc.edu
Michaele Tompkins-DavisProject Specialist, SNAP-Ed44/213202-274-6708michaele.tompkinsdav
@udc.edu
TBDProject Specialist, EFNEP   
Institute of Gerontology
Claudia JohnProject Specialist for Institute of Gerontology39/101202.274.6659
C:301.641.8411
Claudia.john@udc.edu
James LeeVolunteer Program Coordinator39/101202-274-6658
C:202.573-4966
jLee@udc.edu
Antoinette PenaProgram Assistant39/101202.274.6610apena@udc.edu
Audrey Qualls-MurphyProject Coordinator39/101202.274.6623amurphy@udc.edu
Karen RichburgBodywise Instructor39/101202.274.6651 
Tawana Talley-CooperBodywise Instructor39/101202.274.6651tawana.talleycooper
@udc.edu
Nancy NickellBodywise Instructor39/101202-274-6651nancy.nickell@udc.edu
Center for 4H and Youth Development
Rebecca BankheadDirector, Center for 4H and Youth Development/State Program Leader44/101-B202.274.7081
C:202.498.4225
rbankhead@udc.edu
Jamie BrownExtension Agent I44/117202.274.7136jsbrown@udc.edu
Diego LahayeExtension Agent I44/117202.274.5674dlahaye@udc.edu
Architectural Research Institute Phone:202.274.5059 |Fax: 202.274.5062
Clarence W. PearsonDirector32/C-03202.274.5056cpearson@udc.edu
Genell AndersonAssistant  Professor32/ 104-F202.274.7446
C:202.327.0785
ganderson@udc.edu
Wanda BriscoeProject Specialist (Construction Analyst)32/C-03202.274.5059wanda.briscoe@udc.edu
Dorven DortaProject Specialist (Construction Analyst)32/C-03202.274.5059dorven.dorta@udc.edu
Charles FordMechanic Engineer32/C-03202.274.5059 
Troy GaySenior Project Specialist (Architect)32/C-03202.274.5059tgay@udc.edu
Fallon JohnsonProject Specialist (Construction Analyst)32/C-03202.274.5059fcjohnson@udc.edu
Juna KharelProject Specialist (Construction Analyst)32/C-03202.274.5059juna.kharel@udc.edu
James KilletteConstruction Analyst32/C-03202.274.5059jkillette@udc.edu
Carson MokStructural Engineer32/C-03202.274.5059 
Mercideli Mesa(Construction Analyst)32/C-03202.274.5059mercideli.messa@udc.edu
Leroy PalmerProject Specialist (Construction Analyst)32/C-03202.274.5059lpalmer@udc.edu
Academic Programs
Elgloria HarrisonAssistant to the Dean for Academic Programs and Climate Initiatives39/101202.274.6366eharrison@udc.edu
Architecture and Community Planning
Susan Schaefer KlimanChair/ Program Director32/104E202.274.5774susan.kliman@udc.edu
Ralph BeltonAssociate Professor32/104 C202.274.5043rbelton@udc.edu
Clarence W. Pearson, Jr.Distinguished Professor32/C-03202.274.5057cpearson@udc.edu
Genell V. AndersonAssistant Professor32/104 F202.274.7446
C:202.327.0785
ganderson@udc.edu
Kathy Denise DixonAssistant Professor32/104 G202.274.6653kdixon@udc.edu
James KilletteAdjunct Professor32/C-03202.274.5056jkillette@udc.edu
 Environmental Science
Thomas KakovitchProgram Director/ Associate44/200-11202.274.5465tkakovitch@udc.edu
Mohamed ElheluAssociate Professor44/200-11202.274.5932melhelu@udc.edu
Health Education and Public Health
John SlackProgram Director/ Professor47/A-31202.274.5324jslack@udc.edu
Wilmer JohnsonProfessor47/A-31202.274.6626wjohnson@udc.edu
Bessie StockardAssociate Professor47/A-31202.2274.5076bstock@udc.edu
Nursing
Pier A. BroadnaxProgram Director/ Associate Professor44/220-23202.274.5916pbroadnax@udc.edu
Elmira AsongwedAssociate Professor44/200-27202.274.5909easongwe@udc.edu
Anne Marie Jean-BaptisteAssistant Professor44/200-26202.274.5942Ajean-baptiste@udc.edu
Nicole KingIntern  nicole.king@udc.edu
 Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Service
Prema GangannaProgram Director/ Professor44/200-02202.274.5516
C:301.370.7768
pganganna@udc.edu
B. Michelle HarrisAssociate Professor44/200-04202.274.5739bharris@udc.edu
Barbara HarveyAssistant Professor44/200-09202.274.5467bharvey@udc.edu

 

 

College of Urban Agriculture and Environmental Studies (CAUSES)

CAUSES Academic Programs

Environmental Science and Urban Sustainability – Tom Kakovitch, Program Director
Health Education - John Slack, Program Director
Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Program Director
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr. Prema Ganganna, Program Director
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Dr. Susan Kliman, 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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