Dean’s Office Contacts

Dean

Diane Rowland
Dean & Director, Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
105 Winslow Hall
Email: diane.rowland@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3202
Fax: 207.581.3207

  • Dean Rowland oversees college and experiment station administration and development.

Administrative Support – Dean

Susanne Thibodeau
Administrative Specialist CL3 (Interim)
105 Winslow Hall
Email: susanne@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3202
Fax: 207.581.3207

  • Dean’s interim assistant and first point of contact
  • Maintains dean’s schedule
  • Conference room 202 Winslow scheduling

Associate Deans

Susan Sullivan 
Associate Dean of Instruction
106 Winslow Hall
Email: susans@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3203
Fax: 207.581.9388

  • Dr. Sullivan oversees the college undergraduate academic office. She and her staff are responsible for all undergraduate academic matters.

Susan Gallant
Associate Dean for Finance & Administration
100 Winslow Hall
Email: sgallant@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.2864
Fax: 207.581.3207

  • Financial management for college including planning, budgeting, reporting, analysis and compliance
  • Coordinates human resource management and personnel actions for the college
  • Oversight for grant submissions and awards including required matching
  • Financial analysis and support for service centers, fee setting & direct cost recovery systems
  • FTE tracking and reporting, including addressing any time and effort issues
  • Manages college commitments including teaching coverage and start up packages
  • Provides financial and human resource guidance and training for college departments

Christopher Gerbi
Associate Dean for Research & Associate Director, Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
101 Winslow Hall
Email: christopher.gerbi@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3228
Fax: 207.581.3207

  • Assists in college research administration
  • Coordinates on-campus college facilities and laboratories
  • Supports experiment station activities
  • Oversees graduate academics
  • Runs the Graduate Student Awards program

Mark Hutton
Associate Dean for Research & Associate Director, Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
101 Winslow Hall
Email: mark.hutton@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.4433
Fax: 207.581.3207

  • Assists in college research administration
  • Coordinates experiment station activities
  • Oversees experiment station facilities and farms

Advising and Academic Services

Julie Eubanks
Academic Support Specialist
115 Deering Hall
Email:  julie.eubanks@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3310
Fax: 207.581.9388

  • Academic support
  • Scholarships
  • Special projects
  • Program assessment and reviews
  • Navigate EAB platform for faculty and staff
  • Advising support for faculty and staff
  • Student success programs

Krystal Poulin
Administrative Coordinator
115 Deering Hall
Email: nsfaacademics@maine.edu, krystal.l.poulin@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3222

  • First point of contact for Associate Dean for Instruction and the College of Natural Science, Forestry, and Agriculture’s undergraduate academics office
  • Forms processing: Course Add/Drops, Change of Program/Plan, Domestic Study Away, Readmission, etc.

For all matters regarding the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture undergraduate student academics email nsfaacademics@maine.edu or call 207.581.3206.

Peter Reid
Assistant Dean
106 Winslow Hall
Email: reid@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3229
Fax: 207.581.9388

  • Coordinates undergraduate student services and student information system data reporting
  • Undeclared academic advisor

Administrative Support – Research

Emily Baker
Administrative Specialist CL2
115 Deering Hall
Email: um.nsfaresearch@maine.edu, nsfaacademics@maine.edu, emily.j.baker@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3206

  • First point of contact for Associate Dean for Research, NSFA Research Office, and the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

For all matters regarding the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station and for questions for the College of Natural Science, Forestry and Agriculture research office email um.nsfaresearch@maine.edu or call 207.581.3205.

John Dieffenbacher-Krall
Assistant Director – Research
103 Winslow Hall
Email: john.dieffenbacherkrall@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3211
Fax: 207.581.3207

  • Official Experiment Station Publications
  • Experiment Station Plan of Work & Annual Plan of Work Report
  • College Faculty Annual Reporting/Database
  • Manager – Experiment Station Federal Reporting System
  • REEport and NIMSS Reporting, Data Collection & Analysis
  • Experiment Station Research Project Development and Reporting
  • Clerk, Board of Agriculture

Administrative Support – Finance

Lynn Kelley
Finance and Operations Coordinator
100 Winslow Hall
Email: lynnk@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3290
Fax: 207.581.3207

  • Research facility budgets, orders, work-orders
  • Direct Cost Recovery System
  • Bookkeeping and related administrative work
  • Purchasing, accounts payable and receivables for Dean’s office and farms

Elizabeth Homer
Accounting Support Specialist CL3
100 Winslow Hall
Email: elizabeth.homer@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3215

  • First point of contact for Finance Office (nsfafinance@maine.edu)
  • Concur for Dean’s office (Travel-related expenses)
  • Assists in financial reporting, projects and analysis
  • Provides training and guidance in financial and administrative procedures and related systems

Angela Rogers
Senior Finance and Budget Manager
100 Winslow
Email: angela.rogers@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3227

  • Prepares revenue and operating budgets, monthly reconciliations and journal entries
  • Establishes new projects and accounts in Peoplesoft
  • Monitors PARS for approval, maintains grants database and ensures cost sharing is executed
  • Tracks and accounts for college commitments & reimbursements
  • Provides Peoplesoft and accounting guidance to College departments

Rachel Smith
Senior Finance and Administration Manager
100 Winslow Hall
Email: rachel.ellen.smith@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3231
Fax: 207.581.3207

  • Tracks, reviews and processes all human resource forms for the college (nsfahrforms@maine.edu)
  • Monitors and resolves payroll issues for college
  • Monitors salary budgets and resolves issues
  • Provides training and guidance for departments in preparing Human Resource forms
  • Supports FTE & other budgetary reporting

Jinhar Zahidi
Finance Manager
100 Winslow Hall
Email: jinhar.zahidi@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3304

Ciera Downing
Administrative Specialist CL3
100 Winslow Hall
Email: ciera.downing@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.2013

  • First point of contact for NSFA Finance Office – HR/payroll questions (nsfahrforms@maine.edu)
  • Coordinates and schedules Finance office meetings
  • Assists in the preparation of Human Resource forms and acts as a backup to units
  • Provide direct department support where needed

Administrative Support – Other

Elizabeth Erickson
Senior Director of Philanthropy for the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture
Buchanan Alumni House
Email: elizabeth.erickson@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.1145

Erin Miller
Communication Specialist
106 Winslow Hall
Email: erin.miller@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3204

  • College community relations and advancement
  • College training and professional development
  • College/Experiment Station websites, press contact, author and editor for external publications

Vacant
Computer & Network Coordinator
Phone: 207.581.2854
Fax: 207.581.2875

  • In-house computing services to faculty, oversees staff and student network accounts, and manages the NSFA motor pool.