SIPS Leadership & Staff

Executive Committee

 

    SIPS-wide Administrative Staff

    HR

    • Assistant Director, School of Integrative Plant Science
      Magdalen Lindeberg, ml16 [at] cornell.edu
      Supervision and guidance to administrative managers. Partners with the executive committee to ensure effective management of school sections
       
    • Administrative Manager, Supporting Plant Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics and Soil and Crop Sciences Sections
      Leslie Larsen, lal262 [at] cornell.edu
      HR and facilities including staff resources, space inventory, performance issues, staff and student hiring
       
    • Assistant to the SIPS Director and Assistant Director
      Cindy Twardokusct259 [at] cornell.edu
      Contact for SIPS Director and Assistant Director, Appointments, visa paperwork, and onboarding for visiting scientists
       
    • Chair's Assistant, Supporting Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology and Horticulture Sections
      Michele Blackmore, mb2525 [at] cornell.edu
      Academic hiring (post-docs, research associates, extension associates), faculty promotions, searches, reappointments
       
    • Chair's Assistant, Supporting Plant Breeding and Genetics and Soil and Crop Sciences Sections
      Amy Collins, acl10 [at] cornell.edu
      Academic hiring (post-docs, research associates, extension associates), faculty promotions, searches, reappointments
       
    • Chair's Assistant, Supporting Plant Biology Section
      Karin Jantz, kpg2 [at] cornell.edu
      Academic hiring (post-docs, research associates, extension associates), faculty promotions, searches, reappointments

    Finance

    • Assistant Director for Finance & Budget
      Tracy Chapmantlk2 [at] cornell.edu
      Budget development, account management, salary planning
       
    • Senior Financial Reporting Specialist
      Linda Cox, ljs42 [at] cornell.edu
       
    • Senior Financial Reporting Specialist
      Elaine Davises29 [at] cornell.edu
       
    • Senior Financial Reporting Specialist 
      Kara Gibsonkc947 [at] cornell.edu
       
    • Financial Reporting Specialist 
      Andrea Gilbert, ag16 [at] cornell.edu
       
    • Financial Reporting Specialist 
      Elena Borgnaeeb88 [at] cornell.edu

    Instruction

    • Plant Sciences Undergraduate Coordinator
      Leah Cook, lcc2 [at] cornell.edu
       
    • Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Coordinator
      Kari Richards, ksu2 [at] cornell.edu
       
    • Graduate Field Coordinator, Supporting Horticulture and Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Fields
      Josh Balles, jeb527 [at] cornell.edu
      Liaison between grad students and faculty. Assists with paperwork and the degree process
       
    • Graduate Field Coordinator, Supporting Plant Breeding and Soil and Crop Sciences Fields
      Alicia Caswell, amd33 [at] cornell.edu
      Liaison between grad students and faculty. Assists with paperwork and the degree process
       
    • Graduate Field Coordinator, Supporting Plant Biology Field
      Karin Jantz, kpg2 [at] cornell.edu
      Liaison between grad students and faculty. Assists with paperwork and the degree process
       
    • Graduate Field Coordinator, Integrative Plant Science (Master of Professional Studies Program)
      Tara Reed, tln2 [at] cornell.edu
      Liaison between grad students and faculty. Assists with paperwork and the degree process
       
    • Instructional Support
      Chase Mayers, cgm227 [at] cornell.edu
       
    • Instructional Support
      Amy Fox, atf38 [at] cornell.edu
       
    • Administrative Assistant
      Ashlee Cherrya.cherry [at] cornell.edu
      SIPS main office (PS 135) reception, administrative support for Horticulture and Plant Pathology Plant-Microbe Biology Sections and SIPS-level faculty and senior academics. Ordering classroom supplies, keys, loaner equipment, room reservations.

    Communications

    • Assistant Director, School of Integrative Plant Science
      Magdalen Lindebergml16 [at] cornell.edu
      Communications, publicity, and oversight of SIPS online content
    • Communication Specialist
      Craig Cramercdc25 [at] cornell.edu
      Website development and content management, communications contact, photography, videography, and related tasks
       
    • Communications Specialist
      Jenn Thomas-Murphy, jnt3 [at] cornell.edu
      Website development and content management for Field Crops and Organics@Cornell. Photography, videography, and related tasks

    Events

    • Seminar/Event Coordinator
      Catalina Enright, cle46 [at] cornell.edu
      Events planning with a focus on SIPS seminars