Dean of Research and Graduate Education, SEBS
Director of Research, NJAES
Sr. Associate Director, NJAES
Wendie Cohick serves as the SEBS Dean of Research and Graduate Education and the Senior Associate Director of NJAES, Director of Research. Dean Cohick has responsibility for overseeing the SEBS & NJAES research portfolio with the goal of achieving research excellence for both. This includes enhancing research administration to facilitate successful submissions for NSF, NIH, USDA and other federal funding, including USDA capacity funds; promoting interdisciplinary research collaborations among SEBS & NJAES faculty and across the university; coordinating the missions of SEBS-based institutes and centers with NJAES and departmental research goals; and managing strategic investment in research infrastructure and core facilities. She serves as the liaison between the School of Graduate Studies and our SEBS-based graduate programs with the goal of strengthening graduate and post-doctoral training.
Sr. Program Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Research and Graduate Education
Rubia provides support for the SEBS Graduate Education program and other activities of the office designed to promote the excellence of SEBS/NJAES research.
Department Administrator, Office of Research and Graduate Education/Office of Resource and Economic Development
Waylen provides administrative support to both the Sr. Associate and Associate Director of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Office of Research.
Senior Program Administrator
Diane administers the overall organizational management and supervision of the day-to-day operations and performance of the USDA–NIFA Capacity Fund Research Project Portfolio.
Elaine Griffin works closely with faculty on proposal development, identifying appropriate funding mechanisms, developing funding reports, and conducting outreach and education about current institutional policies.
Associate Director of Research Technology
Lucas Marxen provides leadership on geographic information systems (GIS) and the integration of computer technology and interactive website applications for research projects. Lucas has expertise in utilizing GIS technology to enable spatial analysis and modeling for research initiatives in a variety of disciplines. He has also developed in-house capacity for developing custom software, database and website solutions to assist in data collection, analysis, and dissemination on a variety of research and extension initiatives. Lucas earned a Masters in City and Regional Planning and a M.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University.
Assistant Director of Statistical Analysis
Kevin Sullivan provides leadership on the analytical aspects of projects, performs statistical analysis and econometric modeling, and performs economic impact modeling. Kevin has more than a decade of experience developing statistical analysis plans and performing statistical analysis. Kevin earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware, and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics and M.S. in Applied Statistics from Rutgers University.
Dan Farnsworth performs the computer programming necessary to meet the on-line research and outreach needs of various grant-funded projects. Dan is a web developer and software programmer who designs and implements database-driven websites and custom software applications. He specializes in LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) based website design and integration of interactive mapping interfaces. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University.
Michelle Stuart leads the development of interactive data informatics platforms supporting science and data communication around issues of climate change, environmental science, aquaculture, and other research areas. Michelle also supports the office in the development of databases and application programming interfaces (APIs) to support various data-driven web application projects. Michelle has a Master of Science in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington