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Assistant and Associate Deans

The assistant and associate deans execute college-wide efforts to support alumni, faculty, staff, students and other important stakeholders through their specific offices and units.

Academic Programs

Donald R. Viands
Donald Viands

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Donald Viands
Forage breeding and genomics
Biofuel crops
Quantitative genetics

Alumni Affairs and Development

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Sharon Detzer

Associate Dean

Alumni Affairs and Development

Sharon Detzer

Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station

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Margaret Smith

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Department of Global Development

Margaret Smith
Maize breeding and genomics
Abiotic stress tolerance
Insect and disease resistance

Cornell AgriTech

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Jan Nyrop

Professor

Entomology

Goichman Family Director

Cornell AgriTech

Jan Nyrop

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Christopher Watkins
Christopher Watkins

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Christopher Watkins
Postharvest science
Apple storage life and quality
Controlled atmosphere storage

Diversity and Inclusion

Chelsea D. Specht
Chelsea Specht

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Chelsea Specht
Plant diversity
Comparative genomics
Evolutionary biology

Finance and Administration

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Peter Paradise

Associate Dean

Office of Finance and Administration

Peter Paradise

Human Resources

Tony Caudill
Tony Caudill

Assistant Dean

Office of Human Resources

Tony Caudill

Land-Grant Affairs

Julie Suarez
Julie Suarez

Associate Dean

Office of Land-Grant Affairs

Julie Suarez

Marketing and Communications

Samara Sit
Samara Sit

Associate Dean

Office of Marketing and Communications

Samara Sit