People Pages

Faculty and staff affiliated with the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

 

To find the person you are looking for, you can either search by name or browse through lists of people associated with particular areas: see navigation at left, and the list of administrative personnel below.

 

General telephone: (+1) 814-863-3650

General fax: (+1) 814-863-1357

Huck Institutes administrative personnel

Huck Institutes administrative personnel
Peter Hudson
Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Willaman Professor of Biology
814-865-6057
Pamela Mitchell
Associate Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Associate Professor of Biology
814-865-5802 Coordination of the Huck Graduate Education, Activities, Initiatives, Fellowships and Awards; Organizer of Huck Institutes Distinguished Lectures in Life Science Series
Nina Jablonski
Professor and Head of Department Anthropology
814-865-2509 Associate Director for Huck Institutes- Nina will participate in overall strategic planning and execution of Huck activities, with particular emphasis on developing new collaborations between the life sciences and the behavioral and social sciences within the Penn State system. She will also work on developing new, integrative approaches to biomedical research and medical education at Penn State that draw on the many existing strengths of the University and the local medical community.
James Marden
Professor of Biology
Associate Director for Integrated Sciences, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
814-863-1384 Strategic and operational promotion of integration in life sciences research, including the convergence of biology, materials, and engineering
Walter McVey
Program Director Faculty, iMPS-HLS in Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense
Assistant Director for Global Biosecurity Initiatives, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
814-863-2165 Coordinate strategies that reach across academic units and enterprises with a focus on infectious diseases, biosecurity, biosurveillance, and global infectious disease health research.
Troy Ott
Professor of Reproductive Physiology
814-441-2657 Troy will participate in overall strategic planning and execution of Huck activities, with specific responsibility for graduate education
Vivek Kapur
Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
814-865-9788
Nigel Deighton
Director of Research Instrumentation, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
814-865-4782 Oversight of Huck facility operations, provide strategic direction and leadership in programmatic growth, and seek out grant opportunities
Administrative services
Wendy Buterbaugh
Director of Administration
814-863-8441 Overall supervision of Huck Institutes daily operations including: financial operations, personnel administration, information technology, and building services
Lorene Stitzer
Assistant to the Executive Director
814-865-2625
Alba Congiu
Budget Analyst
814-863-4576 Oversight of Huck Institutes budget
Debbie Evock
Administrative Support Assistant
814-865-1626 Distinguished Lecture Seminar Series coordination, ERS travel and group meal reconciliation, PCard and eBuy reconciliation, and grant proposal preparation
Carinda Kormanic
Accounting Assistant
814-865-0920 Financial support
Ritu Sharma
Millennium Science Liaison
814-863-0132 Central point of contact between the Huck Institutes and Millennium Science Complex faculty
Scott Boor
Collaboration & Conferencing
814-865-1098
Graduate program administration
Paula Brown
Administrative Support Coordinator
Graduate Programs Manager
814-867-1383 Overall supervision of Huck Graduate Program Administration; Oversee Graduate Recruiting Visitation events; Point person for program chairs; Program budget administration; Coordination of program student appointments; Training grant and IGERT assistance.
Dana Coval-Dinant
Graduate Programs Event Coordinator
814-865-3155 Coordinate all events offered by the Huck Institutes including: Seminars and Symposiums, Graduate Program Recruiting Visitation, and Graduate Program Orientation
Deborah Murray
Records Specialist
814-865-8165 Graduate admission duties for the Plant Biology, Physiology, and Master of Biotechnology programs. Course registration, drop/add, grade changes, Candidacy and Comprehensive Exam paperwork for Plant Biology, Physiology, Cell and Developmental Biology, and Genetics students.
Jean Pierce
Records Specialist
814-867-0371 Graduate admission duties for the Bioinformatics and Genomics, Ecology, and Neuroscience programs. Course registration, drop/add, grade changes, Candidacy and Comprehensive Exam paperwork.
Carla Rodgers
Administrative Support Assistant
814-863-3650 Lost and found coordinator; Key custodian for Huck Life Sciences Building, Millennium Science Complex, and Wartik Lab; Conference/meeting room schedule approval; Course Scheduling; SRTE Administration; Science Seminar reporter; Listserv administrator; Huck Life Sciences Building Mail and Packages
Terrie Young
Records Specialist
814-863-3273 Graduate admission duties for the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) program; Course registration, drop/add, grade changes, Candidacy and Comprehensive Exam paperwork for the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) Program, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Molecular Medicine, and Molecular Toxicology programs.
IT Services
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Douglas Dodson
Director of IT Services
Scott Lingle
Assistant Director of IT Services
Programmer/Analyst
814-863-6346
Robert Baldwin
Systems Administrator
814-867-1937
Kodel Orris
IT Support Specialist
814-863-1826
Matt Heer
IT Support Specialist
Aaron J Settlemyer
Systems Administrator
814-863-0910
TJ Collins
Programmer/Analyst
7-5039
Media & Communications
Seth Palmer
Media & Communications Coordinator
814-863-4671
Facilities
Steve Briskar
Director of Facilities
Michelle McDonough
Facilities Representative
814-933-2358
John Wisehaupt
Facility Coordinator
814-865-3363
Laura Drew 814-867-6729