NCRA Members Directory

Updated January 7, 2022


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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station

228 Mumford Hall1301 West Gregory Drive

Urbana, Illinois 61801

Phone: 217-333-0240

Germán Bollero, Interim Dean of Research & AES Director,

Assistant(s): Kelly Easton (Office Administrator),; Joe Latessa (Reporting and NIMSS Contact),
Scheduling: Melinda Delrossi,

Alex Winter-Nelson, Acting Associate Dean for Research,

Purdue University, Indiana Agricultural Experiment Station

615 West State Street, AGAD 126

West Lafayette, IN   47907

Phone: (765) 494-8362
Fax: (765) 494-0808

Karen Plaut, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture,

Field: Animal Science

Assistants: Teresa Rogers,

Bernard Engel, Associate Dean and Director of Agricultural Research and Graduate Education,

Field: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Assistant: Ranae Wetli,

Iowa State University, Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

138 Curtiss Hall, 513 Farm House Ln

Ames, IA   50011-1054

Phone: (515) 294-3830
Fax: (515) 294-5174    


Daniel Robison, Dean & AES Director,

Field: Forestry, Entomology

Assistant: Alison Parker,

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, Associate Dean for Research & Discovery, 

Temporary scheduling assistant: Alison Parker,; Other AES Assistants: Jordan Gillespie (AES Budget Contact),; Lynn Laws (Reporting and NIMSS Contact),; Darwin Campbell,

Kansas State University, Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station

114 Waters Hall

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS   66506-4004

Phone: (785) 532-7137
Fax: (785) 532-6563

Ernie Minton, College of Agriculture Dean, K-State Research and Extension Director,

Field: Animal Science

Executive Assistant: Keli Yungeberg,; K-State AES Business Office (Reporting and NIMSS Contact),

Martin Draper, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Agriculture Director for Research (AES) - K-State Research and Extension,

Field: Plant Pathology

K-State AES Business Office (Reporting and NIMSS Contact),

Michigan State University, MSU AgBioResearch

MSU AgBioResearch

109 Agriculture Hall

East Lansing, MI   48824

Phone: (517) 355-0123
Fax: (517) 353-5406

Doug Buhler, Assistant Vice President of Research and Innovation,

George Smith, Director, MSU AgBioResearch & Associate Dean for Research,

Field: Animal Science

Assistant: Bridget Becker,; NIMSS, Budget, and Reporting Contacts: Tonia DuMont,; Mary Weinzweig,; Jackie Garcia,

Dana Infante, Associate Director, MSU AgBioResearch,

Field: River ecology and management; landscape ecology; environmental assessment

University of Minnesota, Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station

277 Coffey Hall

1420 Eckles Avenue

St. Paul, MN   55108-6026

Phone: (612) 626-7173
Fax: (612) 625-1260

Brian Buhr, Dean & AES Director,

Field: Applied Economics

Assistant: Kay Ellingson,

Greg Cuomo, Associate Dean & Deputy Director,

Field: Agronomy/Forages

Assistant: Dawn Seibert,

University of Missouri, Agricultural Experiment Station

2-69 Agriculture Building

Columbia, MO   65211

Phone: (573) 882-7488
Fax: (573) 884-5435

Christopher R. Daubert, Vice-Chancellor & Dean,

Field: Ag Engineering & Food Science

Shibu Jose, Senior Associate Dean & AES Director,

Field: Ecological sustainability, agroforestry

Assistant (for scheduling) Rhonda Turner,

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station 

Agricultural Research Division

207 Agricultural Hall

Lincoln, NE   68583

Phone: (402) 472-2045

Archie Clutter, Dean & AES Director,

Field: Animal Science

Assistant: Amy Kunce, (interim)

Tala Awada, Associate Dean & Associate Director,

Field: Physiological Plant Ecology

Hector Santiago, Assistant Dean & Assistant Director,

Field: Animal Science

Assistant: Amy Kunce, (interim)

North Dakota State University, North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station

314 Morrill Hall

P. O. Box 6050

Fargo, ND   58108-6050

Phone: (701) 231-7660


Greg Lardy, Dean and AES Director; Vice President for Agricultural Affairs,

Field: Animal Science, Cow-Calf Nutrition, Beef Cattle Management

Assistant: Janelle Quam (for scheduling with Dr. Lardy),, Ona Vig (NIFA and AES reporting contact),

Frank Casey, Associate AES Director,

Field: Soil Science (Soil Physics) and Water Resources

Assistant and NIMSS Contact: TBD

The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
106 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffee Rd

Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (330) 263-3703
Fax: (330) 263-3688

Gary Pierzynski, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Director, Ohio AES,

Field: Water Quality and Soils/Soil Chemistry

Assistant: Amy Glaze

Anne Dorrance, Associate Dean and Director for the Wooster Campus and Associate Director for the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station,

Field: Plant Pathology

Assistant(s): Loren Harper (NIMSS Contact),

South Dakota State University, South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station

Box 2207

Brookings, South Dakota 57007

Phone: (605) 688-4149

Bill Gibbons, Director & Associate Dean for Research,

Field: Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology

Assistants: Melissa VandeWeerd (Reporting and NIMSS Contact),

University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station

1450 Linden Dr. 

Rm 140 Ag Hall

Madison, WI 53706

Phone: (608) 262-4930
Fax: (608) 262-4556

Kate VandenBosch, Dean & WI AES Director,

Field: Plant Biology

Assistant: Therese McHenry,

Jeri Barak, Associate Director, WI AES,

Field: Plant Pathology


Casey Hillmer, Assistant Director of Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station,

NCRA's ARD (Association of Research Directors) 1890 Partner Institutions

Lincoln University of Missouri, Cooperative Research

112 Bennett Hall

824 Chestnut Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone: (573) 681-5552

Fax: (573) 681-5520

Majed El-Dweik, Dean and 1890 Director Coop Research and Extension, College of Agriculture, Environmental and Human Sciences,

Field: Biological Engineering