Research Institution Partners

ADMINISTRATIVE LEAD

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science-Appalachian Laboratory serves as the administrative lead of the CHWA CESU.

Director and Primary Contact:
Dr. Eric Davidson
301-689-7204
edavidson@umces.edu

Mailing Address:
UMCES-Appalachian Laboratory
301 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532
301-689-7100
www.umces.edu/al

PARTNERS

Delaware

Delaware State University

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Dr. Dyremple Marsh
Dean, College of Agriculture and Related Sciences
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway, Annex Bldg, Dover, DE 19901
302-857-6400
dmarsh@desu.edu

 
 

University of Delaware

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Greg Shriver
Assistant Professor Wildlife Ecology
Department of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-1300
gshriver@udel.edu

Dale Weiss
Contract and Grant Specialist
University of Delaware
210 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-3634
dsweiss@udel.edu

 

District of Columbia

American University

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Dr. Kim Blankenship
Professor, Department of Sociology
Associate Dean of Research, College of Arts and Sciences
American University
G-15 Watkins Building
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20016
202-885-6211
blankens@american.edu

 

Ecological Society of America

Clifford S. Duke, Ph.D.
Director of Science Programs
Ecological Society of America
1990 M Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
202-833-8773 ext. 202
csduke@esa.org

Teresa Mourad
Director of Education and Diversity Programs
Ecological Society of America
1990 M Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
202-833-8773 ext. 234
teresa@esa.org

Elizabeth Biggs
Chief Financial Officer and Interim Executive Director
Ecological Society of America
1990 M Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
202-833-8773 ext. 203
liz@esa.org

 

George Washington University

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Yongwu Rong
Professor of Mathematics
Associate Dean for Research & Strategic Initiatives
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052
202-994-6130
rong@gwu.edu

LaTanya Carter
Sponsored Project Administrator, Post Award
Office of the Vice President for Research
George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052
202-994-5377
latanyacarter@gwu.edu

 

Howard University

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Dr. George Middendorf, III
Professor, Department of Biology
415 College Street NW, Washington, DC 20059
202-806-7289
gmiddendorf@howard.edu

Linda Jones
Special Assistant to the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies
4th and College Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20059
202-806-7597
Lgjones@howard.edu

 

Park Rx America

John Henderson, J.D., Executive Director
Park Rx America
1102 Monroe Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
202-549-8233
john@parkrxamerica.org

 

University of the District of Columbia

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Dwane Jones
Director, Center for Sustainable Development
College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES)
Agricultural Experiment Station, Building 44, Room 120-#1
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-274-7182
dwane.jones@udc.edu

JoVita Wells, J.D.
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Bldg. 39- Suite 301H/301J
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-274-6260
jowells@udc.edu

 

Maryland

Anne Arundel Community College

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Dr. Stephen Ailstock
101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012
smailstock@aacc.edu

Kathleen Bolton
Grant Specialist for Learning
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012
410-777-2028
kebolton@aacc.edu

 

Appalachian Laboratory, UMCES

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Dr. Eric Davidson
Director
301 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532
301-689-7204
edavidson@umces.edu

Barbara Jenkins
Senior Research Administrator
301-689-7115
bjenkins@umces.edu

 

Bowie State University

Gina M. Lewis
Associate Professor, Art
Program Coordinator, Studio Art
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715
301-860-3715
glewis@bowiestate.edu

Dr. Anika Bissahoyo
Director, Office of Sponsored Projects and Research
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715
301-860-4399
abissahoyo@bowiestate.edu

 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, UMCES

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Dr. Thomas Miller
Director
410-326-7276
miller@umces.edu

Samantha Mais
Program Administrative Specialist
410-326-7461
mais@umces.edu

 

Frostburg State University

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Dr. Thomas L. Serfass
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532
301-687-4171
tserfass@frostburg.edu

Aaron Hoel
Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532
301-687-3101
ahoel@frostburg.edu

 

Garrett College

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Kevin Dodge
Professor of Wildlife and Biology
Director of the Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology Program
Garrett College
687 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541
​301-387-3328
kevin.dodge@garrettcollege.edu

 
 

Horn Point Laboratory, UMCES

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Dr. William Dennison
P.O. Box 775
2020 Horn Point Road, Cambridge, MD 21613-0775
410-221-2004
wdennison@umces.edu

Julianna Brush
Contract/Grant Specialist
410-221-8414
jbrush@umces.edu

 

Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology, UMCES

UMCES Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology

Dr. Russell Hill
701 E. Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-234-8802
hill@umces.edu

Monica Chacon
Assistant Director
410-234-8898
mchacon@umces.edu

 

Maryland Institute College of Art

Gwynne Keathley
Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Studies
1300 W Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
410-225-5242
gkeathley@mica.edu

 

Morgan State University

Dr. Scott Knoche
PEARL Interim Director
10545 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD 20685
443 - 885 – 5931
scott.knoche@morgan.edu

Dr. Tim Akers
D-RED Asst. Vice President
1700 East Cold Spring Ln.
Baltimore, MD 21251
443 - 885 - 3798
timothy.akers@morgan.edu

 

National Aquarium in Baltimore

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Ms. Laura Bankey
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Pier 3, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-576-3808
lbankey@aqua.org

Ms. Charmaine Dahlenburg
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Manager, Chesapeake Bay Programs
Pier 3, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-659-4207
cdahlenburg@aqua.org

 

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Sabine L. Dillingham
Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
Calvert Hall 201
St. Mary's College of Maryland
47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
240-895-4192
sldillingham@smcm.edu

 

University of Maryland Baltimore County

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Dr. Christopher Swan
Associate Professor
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Department of Biology, 211 Sondheim Hall
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250
410-455-3957
Chris.Swan@umbc.edu

Rebecca O'Brien, MPP
Grants and Contracts Manager
Office of Sponsored Programs
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
410-455-3928
obrienr@umbc.edu
ospa@umbc.edu

 

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Center Administration
Angela Richmond
Director, Office of Research Administration and Advancement
P.O. Box 775, 5745 Lovers Lane, Cambridge, MD 21613
410-221-2015
arichmond@umces.edu

Ginger Steelman
Assistant Director, Office of Research Administration and Advancement
P.O. Box 775, 5745 Lovers Lane, Cambridge, MD 21613
410-221-2014
gsteelman@umces.edu

 

University of Maryland College Park

University of Maryland College Park

Dr. Robert Tjaden
Extension Specialist
Environmental/Natural Resources Mgmt. & Policy, Dept. of Environmental Science and Technology
1433 Animal Science/Agr. Engineering Bldg.
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5551
301-405-1179
rtjaden@umd.edu

Wendy Montgomery
Director, Office of Research Administration
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5551
301-405-6279
wmont@umd.edu

 

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Joseph Pitula
Associate Professor
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Department of Natural Sciences 2107 Carver Hall
Princess Anne, MD 21853
410-651-6128
jspitula@umes.edu

Catherine Bolek, M.S.
Director
Office of Sponsored Research and Programs
11868 Academic Oval
Princess Anne, MD 21851
410-651-6714
csbolek@umes.edu

 

New York

Binghamton University

Carl Lipo, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Programs, Harpur College Director, Environmental Studies Program
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
562-225-3684
clipo@binghamton.edu

Tanja deMauro
Director
Office of Sponsored Programs
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
607-777-6136
tdemauro@binghamton.edu

Ohio

Ohio University

Elissa Welch, Project Manager
Ohio University Voinovich School
Bldg 22 The Ridges
Athens, OH 45701
740-537-0112
welche@ohio.edu

P. Maureen Valentine
Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Activity
Ohio University
104 Research and Technology Center
Athens, OH 45701
740-597-6777
orsp@ohio.edu

 

Pennsylvania

The Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences

Dr. David Velinsky
Senior Scientist & Vice President
Patrick Center for Environmental Research
The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-299-1147
djv23@drexel.edu

 
 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Deanne Snavely
Dean of College of Natural Science and Mathmatics
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705
724-357-2609
deanne.snavely@iup.edu

Ute Lowery
Grant and Contract Specialist
IUP Research Institute
1179 Grant Street, Suite One
Indiana, PA 15701
724-357-3241
ulowery@iup.edu

Hilliary E. Creely, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Research
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
School of Graduate Studies and Research
Stright Hall, Room 113
Indiana, PA 15705
724-357-7730 (administrative assistant) 724-357-2655 (direct line)
hcreely@iup.edu

 

Pennsylvania State University

Lara B. Fowler
Law Professor and PSIEE Research Fellow
Penn State Law, Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA 16802
814-865-8900
lbf10@psu.edu

Timothy Michael Stodart
Associate Director for Contracts
Office of Sponsored Programs
the Pennsylvania State University
0110J Technology Center, University Park, PA 16801
814-865-1027
tms21@psu.edu

Peter Newman
Professor and Department Head
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
the Pennsylvania State University
801 G. Donald H. Ford Building, University Park, PA 16802
814-863-7849
pbn3@psu.edu

 

Shippensburg University

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Dr. Claire Jantz, Associate Professor
Department of Geography - Earth Science
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257
717-477-1399
cajant@ship.edu

Christopher Wonders, Director
Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257
717-477-1251
cawonders@ship.edu

 

Stroud Water Research Center

Scott Ensign, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19352
610‐268‐2153 ext: 223
ensign@stroudcenter.org

 

University of Pennsylvania

Randall F. Mason, PhD
Associate Professor
Graduate Program in Historic Preservation / Department of City & Regional Planning School of Design / University of Pennsylvania
210 South 34th Street
115 Meyerson Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6311
215 898 3169
rfmason@design.upenn.edu

Melissa Peloso
Associate Vice President, Associate Vice Provost
Office of Research Services
University of Pennsylvania
3451 Walnut Street
5th Floor, Franklin Building
Philadelphia PA 19104-6205
215 746 0234
epeloso@upenn.edu

 

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

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Ephraim Zimmerman
Ecologist/Ecological Services Coordinator
Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-586-2319
ezimmerman@paconserve.org

 

Virginia

American Bird Conservancy

Rhonda D. Foster
Sr. Grants and Finance Coordinator
American Bird Conservancy
4249 Loudoun Avenue
The Plains, VA 20198-0249
540-253-5780
ressid@abcbirds.org

 
 

Christopher Newport University

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Dr. Nicole Guajardo
Dean, College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Christopher Newport University
One University Place, McMurran Hall
Newport News, VA 23606
757-594-8214
nguajard@cnu.edu

Anne Pascucci
Director of Sponsored Programs
Christopher Newport University
Forbes Hall 2040
Newport News, VA 23606
757-594-7266
anne.pascucci@cnu.edu

 

The College of William and Mary

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Dr. Randolph M. Chambers
Director, W.M. Keck Environmental Field Lab, Director, Environmental Science & Policy Cluster
The College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
757-221-2311
rmcham@wm.edu

Jane A. Lopez, Director of Sponsored Programs
wosp@wm.edu
757-221-3965
jalope@wm.edu

 

George Mason University

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Dr. Paul R. Houser
Professor of Global Hydrology
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Phone: (301) 613-3782
phouser@gmu.edu

Eileene Gallagher, J.D.
Asst. Director, Contracts
Office of Sponsored Programs
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 4C6, Fairfax, VA 22030
703-993-2292
egallagh@gmu.edu

 

James Madison University

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Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman
Executive Director, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Science and Technology
James Madison University
701 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-3202
brodricj@jmu.edu

Tamara T. Hatch
Interim Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
James Madison University
1031 Harrison Street, JMAC 6, Suite 26, MSC 5728
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
540-568-2350
hatchtt@jmu.edu

Dr. Robert N Brent
Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology
James Madison University
701 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-2728
brentrn@jmu.edu

Dr. Christine May
Assistant Professor, Biology Department
Bioscience Building 1028D, MSC 7801
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-5030
maycl@jmu.edu

 

Longwood University

Dr. Brian D. Bates
Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology
Executive Director & Senior Principal Investigator - Institute of Archaeology
201 High Street
Farmville, Virginia 23909
434-395-2875
batesbd@longwood.edu

Regina Maldve, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs & Research
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909-1801
434-395-2986
maldvere@longwood.edu

 

University of Mary Washington

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Dr. Michael Spencer
Department of Historic Preservation, Combs Hall #132
University of Mary Washington
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300
540-654-1311
mspen1bi@umw.edu

 
 

University of Richmond

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Dr. Todd Lookingbill
Asst. Prof. of Geography & the Environment, Asst. Prof. of Biology
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173
804-289-8265
tlooking@richmond.edu

Brenda Thomas
Director of Grant Support
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173
804-289-8005
bthomas2@richmond.edu

 

University of Virginia

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Dr. Todd M. Scanlon
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia, Clark Hall
P.O. Box 400123
Charlottesville, VA 22932-4123
434-924-3382
tms2v@cms.mail.virginia.edu

Rana Ganguly
Director of Sponsored Research Development
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400772
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4772
434-243-1924
rg8se@virginia.edu

Ami Riscassi
Research Scientist
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia, Clark Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22932
434-924-0520
alr8m@virginia.edu

 

Virginia Commonwealth University

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Dr. Gregory Garman
Project Director, Center for Environmental Studies
Research Director, VCU Rice Rivers Center
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284
804-828-1574
ggarman@vcu.edu

Nick Fetzer
Director of Sponsored Programs- VCU Life Sciences
Virginia Commonwealth University
Trani Center for Life Sciences
1000 West Cary Street, Suite 111
Richmond, VA 23284-2030
804-827-0336
nbfetzer@vcu.edu

Lesley Bulluck
Assistant Professor of instruction
Department of Biology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284
804-828-0072
lpbulluck@vcu.edu

 

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

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J. Christopher Ludwig
Chief Biologist, VA DCR-DNH
600 East Main Street, 16th floor
Richmond, VA 23219
804-371-6206
chris.ludwig@dcr.virginia.gov

 
 

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Dr. Mark Luckenbach
Associate Dean for Research and Advisory Services
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
1375 Greate Road, Gloucester Point, VA 23062-2026
804-684-7108
luck@vims.edu

Connie M. Motley
Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
1375 Greate Road, Gloucester Point, VA 23062-2026
​804-684-7027
motley@vims.edu

 

Virginia Tech

Dr. Joel Snodgrass
Head and Professor
Virginia Tech, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Cheatham Hall, Room 100 (0321), 310 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-2215
joels@vt.edu

Linda Bucy
Assistant Vice President and Interim Director
Virginia Tech, Office of Sponsored Programs
North End Center, Suite 4200, 300 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5281
ospdirector@vt.edu

Dr. Paul Kelsch
Associate Professor
Virginia Tech, School of Architecture and Design
Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, 1001 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-566-6701
pkelsch@vt.edu

 

West Virginia

Shepherd University

Dr. Robert Warburton
Acting Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Shepherd University
P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV 25434-5000
Byrd Science Center, Room 215
​304-876-5401
rwarburt@shepherd.edu

Jessica Kump
Director, Sponsored Programs and Corporate and Foundation Relations
Co-Director, Shepherd Entrepreneurship and Research Corporation (SERC)
Shepherd University
301 N. King Street, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV 25434-5000
​304-876-5358
jkump@shepherd.edu

 

CESU MCA's

Cornell University

North Carolina State University

Organization of American Historians

South Dakota State University

The Nature Conservancy

University of Florida

University of North Carolina Asheville

University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee Knoxville

West Virginia University