College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture



Lauren Argabrite
Administrative Assistant II

  • Agricultural Science and Technology (AGST), including Agricultural Education administrative support
  • Undergraduate student/alumni records management
  • Undergraduate student reflectors, room, and computer access
  • Social media and website editing  
  • AGST events, calendar, and faculty travel coordination

Chris Behnke
IT Support Associate

Diana Cortez

Lecturer & Academic Advisor

  • Prospective student inquiries and tours
  • Academic Programs Support
  • Course design
  • Course scheduling
  • Academic reports
  • Academic website updates
 Yifei Fan

Business Manager

  • Personnel contracts and appointment
  • eTerp contractual hiring
  • Pre-Award proposal and budget review
  • Unrestricted research accounts
  • Foreign visas and PR application
  • Procurement
  • Payroll
  • Inventory
  • Telephone and Cellphone representative

Portia Greene

Executive Administrative Assistant


  • Assistant to Chair (Internal Relations)
  • Liaison w/ external stakeholders
  • Coordinator for Plant Science
  • Committees- scheduling, membership, correspondence
  • Support for Merit and Awards Committee, Third Year Review and APT processes
  • Governance Documents
  • Calendars, internal 
  • Staff Hiring Coordination with Business Office
  • Parking Coordinator; Search Committee Coordinator

Marcina Garner
Executive Administrative Assistant

Office of the Chair

  • Assistant to the Chair-External Relations
  • Departmental and Extension support for related events, calendars, and travel coordination
  • Seminar (travel coordination)
  • External-related event scheduling for Agricultural Education and Extension Program 
  • Alumni records management
  • Departmental reflectors
  • Social media and website editing  
  • Website management

Shirley Goff

Business Services Specialist

  • Post-award sponsored management sponsored research
  • Travel
  • Hiring undergraduates/ hourly graduate students
  • Requisitions for purchase
  • Key requests
  • Swipe-card requests
  • Develop reports
  • Payroll processing

Shaun Faulkner
Facilities Manager

  • PSLA Facilities Manager
  • Departmental liaison with University of Maryland Facilities Management
  • Departmental Fleet Coordinator
  • Space inventory control officer for PSLA offices, laboratories,research support rooms, and common rooms
 Meghan Fisher-Holbert

Agricultural Technician Supervisor

  • Supervise Greenhouse Personnel
  • Support Research Activities
  • Setting and Monitoring Environmental Controls
  • Implement IPM Program and Nutrient Management
  • WPS Compliance

Michelle Neff
Director of Financial Services

  • Departmental budgeting
  • Foundation and Scholarship accounts
    • Student Award disbursements
  • Graduate assistants (offer letters and renewals, payroll) 
  • Lecturer agreements
  • Course budgeting
  • Pcard/Tcard review and management
  • Federal Work study coordinator
  • Summer Salary

Ruth Miller
Business Serv Spec

  • Account management - Start-up accounts
  • Cost-share accounts
  • Greenhouse bench and growth chamber charges
  • Miscellaneous accounting and business projects as necessary
 Sydney Wallace

Greenhouse Manager 

Plant Growth Facilities Manager

  • Plant Growth Facilities Operations and Maintenance
  • Plant Care Supervision
  • Space Allocation


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