Dean’s Office Contacts

For academic issues (course enrollments, withdrawals, etc…) students should email nsfaacademics@maine.edu.

Dean

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

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

Administrative Support – Dean and research office

Ruhammah LaGarry
Administrative Specialist CL2
106 Winslow Hall
Email: um.nsfaresearch@maine.eduruhammah.lagarry@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3202
Fax: 207.581.3207

  • Serve as a point of contact for phone, email, in-person and other inquiries and scheduling for the Dean and the college research office
  • Provides administrative support to the Dean and college research office, including report and presentation preparation, policy documentation, event planning, and data collation
  • Support faculty and staff with Experiment Station and college reporting systems
  • Track and file annual staff training and reviews

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.

Adam Kirkland
Administrative Coordinator
101 Winslow Hall
Email: adam.kirkland@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.4433

  • Primary point of administrative contact and liaison for the dean.
  • Coordinates, supervises, and assists with completion of special projects for the Dean’s office and Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station as appropriate.
  • Provides oversight and coordination of key activities within the dean’s office including the promotion and post tenure process, faculty reappointments, donor stewardship, professorships, and sabbaticals.
  • Communicates on non-routine matters, which may involve interpretation of university and departmental policy.
  • Event planning and management including the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence award ceremony.

Associate Deans

Susan Sullivan 
Associate Dean of Instruction
216 Deering 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

Jessica Leahy
Interim Associate Dean for Research & Associate Director, Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
106 Winslow Hall
Email: jessica.leahy@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.2980

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

Kelley Strout
Associate Dean of Health Sciences
210 Dunn Hall
Email: kelley.strout@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.2601

  • Provide strategic direction for the academic and research portfolio of health profession programs within and outside the college

Advising and Academic Services

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

Trish Costello
Administrative Specialist CL3
115 Deering Hall
Email: nsfaacademics@maine.edu, teresa.costello@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3206

  • 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.

Julie Eubanks
Assistant Director of Student Academic and Support Services
Office of the Associate Dean & Academic Support Center
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

Samantha Wheeler
Administrative Coordinator
115 Deering Hall
Email: samantha.wheeler1@maine.edunsfaacademics@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.

Rachel Smith
Coordinator of Instruction and Data Support Services
216 Deering Hall
Email: rachel.ellen.smith@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3229
Fax: 207.581.9388

  • Provide data support for the academic units in the college.
  • Manage the NSFA Curriculum Committee
  • Collaborate with units on student recruitment initiatives

Administrative Support – Research

Linden Schneider
Assistant Director, Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
106 Winslow Hall
Email: um.nsfaresearch@maine.edulinden.schneider@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3202
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 Robertson
Senior Finance and Administration Manager
Email: rachel.robertson@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3231

  • 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

Liz Murray
Administrative Specialist CL3
100A Winslow Hall
Email: elizabeth.murray@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

Mark Austin
Technology Coordinator
208 Nutting Hall
Email: maustin@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.2854

  • Developing and executing technology plans for departmental instructional spaces and service laboratories
  • Troubleshooting local administrative and instructional technology problems
  • Developing simple databases
  • Advising researchers on instrumental, computational, and data management strategies

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
103 Winslow Hall
Email: erin.miller@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3211

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