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Staff Directory and Contact Information

Margaret SmithMargaret Smith

Director, Cornell AES and Associate Dean, CALS
Provides leadership for Cornell AES; administers Cornell AES Federal Capacity Funds; oversees research farms and plant growth facilities; promotes integration of research and extension.

Mark SchraderMark Schrader

Assistant Director
Pursues opportunities for enhanced impact and more efficient operations; provides administrative, managerial, and operation expertise. Directs project funding and accountability systems. Provides leadership for engagement with stakeholders. 

Shawn BossardShawn Bossard

Director of Agricultural Operations
Oversees greenhouses and plant growth chambers, and eight research farms located across New York state. Provides day-to-day guidance as well as broad strategic direction of all Cornell AES operations.

Crystal ClarkCrystal Clark

Project Administrator & Finance Specialist
Administers project management and reporting processes for Federal Capacity Funds for Cornell AES; oversees Cornell AES financial reporting.

Bonnie FergusonBonnie Ferguson

Assistant to the Director
Assists the director and associate director in all aspects of administrative and professional responsibilities. Manages daily office responsibilities for the Experiment Station.

Anja TimmAnja Timm

Assistant to the Director of Operations / Communications Coordinator
Supports Cornell AES in all aspects of communications. Duties include website development and management, publications design and development, and general administrative support to the Cornell AES leadership, in particular the director of operations.

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