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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 and Interim Co-director of Operations
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. Mark also oversees research farms and plant growth facilities. 

Tim DodgeTim Dodge

Interim Co-director of Operations
Oversees some aspects of daily operations at seven research farms located across New York State, and Cornell AES greenhouses and plant growth chambers, with focus on equipment, facilities, immediate operational issues, compliance, and safety. 

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.

Mandy EconomosMandy Economos

Administrative Assistant to the Farm Managers
Provides administrative support to all eight of our Cornell AES farm managers. Helps with purchasing, billing, documentation and compliance of regulations, and event planning. 

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