SIPS Leadership & Staff

Executive Committee

  • Director of the School of Integrative Plant Science
    Christine Smartcds14 [at] cornell.edu
    Assistant: Cindy Twardokus, ct259 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Assistant Director, School of Integrative Plant Science
    Magdalen Lindeberg, ml16 [at] cornell.edu
    Assistant: Cindy Twardokus, ct259 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Chair, Horticulture Section
    Justine Vanden Heuveljustine [at] cornell.edu
    Assistant: Michele Blackmore, mb2525 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Chair, Plant Biology Section
    Jocelyn Rose, jr286 [at] cornell.edu
    Assistant: Karin Jantzkpg2 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Chair, Plant Breeding & Genetics Section
    Michael Gore, mag87 [at] cornell.edu
    Assistant: Amy Collinsacl10 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Chair, Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology Section
    Gillian Turgeon, bgt1 [at] cornell.edu (bgt1)gcb3 [at] cornell.edu (cornell.edu)
    Assistant: Michele Blackmore, mb2525 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Chair, Soil & Crop Sciences Section
    Antonio DiTommaso, ad97 [at] cornell.edu
    Assistant: Amy Collinsacl10 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Chairs, Council of Extension Leaders
    Jenny Kao-Kniffin, jtk57 [at] cornell.edu and Susan Hoskins, sbh1 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Chair, Directors of Graduate Study Council
    Mike Scanlon, mjs298 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies (Plant Sciences Major) and Director of the Graduate Field of Integrative Plant Science (MPS)
    Marvin Prittsmpp3 [at] cornell.edu

SIPS-wide Faculty and Academic Staff

  • SIPS Industry Partnerships Liaison
    P. Marius Weigert, marius.weigert [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Visiting Professor of Practice
    Steve Kresovich, SKRESOV [at] clemson.edu
    Crop Improvement Innovation Lab Director
     
  • Senior Lecturer
    Heather Grabhlc66 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Active Learning Initiative Post-Doc
    Katy Guthriekg425 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Active Learning Initiative Post-Doc
    Anna Levina, avl6 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Active Learning Initiative Post-Doc
    Niels Proctor, np397 [at] cornell.edu

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
     
  • Administrative Manager, Supporting Horticulture and Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Sections
    Tami Payne, th47 [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 Biology, 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
    Linda D'Amatolmd36 [at] cornell.edu
     
  • Senior Financial Reporting Specialist
    Elaine Davises29 [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 Plant-Microbe Biology Sections
    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 Genetics and Soil and Crop Sciences Sections
    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 Section
    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, Supporting Plant Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, and Soil and Crop Sciences Sections
    Danielle Bushnell, db669 [at] cornell.edu
    Ordering classroom supplies, keys, loaner equipment, room reservations
  • 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

  • Event Coordinator
    Tara Reedtln2 [at] cornell.edu
    Events planning in support of the SIPS research/teaching mission including room reservations, registration, and permitting
     
  • Seminar/Event Coordinator
    Catalina Enright, cle46 [at] cornell.edu
    Events planning with a focus on SIPS seminars