Agricultural Research at Purdue Staff

Karen Plaut

Karen Plaut  

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs
Director of Agricultural Research at Purdue (ARP)
Phone: 765.494.8362
Fax: 765.494.0808

Marshall A. Martin 

Senior Associate Director ARP
Phone: 765.494.8365
Fax: 765.494.0808

Shawn Donkin  

Assistant Dean and 
Associate Director for Agricultural Research and Graduate Education
Phone: 765.494.4847
Fax: 765.494.9346

Ronald F. Turco

Assistant Dean for Agricultural and Environmental Research

Dawn Parks 

Assistant Director of Sponsored Program Development
Phone: 765.496.7550
Fax: 765.494.0808

Jerry Fankhauser

Director of Purdue Agricultural Centers
Phone: 765.494.8368
Fax: 765.494.0808

Steve Hawkins 

Assistant Director Purdue Ag Centers
Phone: 765.494.8367 ​
Fax: 765.494.0808

Tony Mull

Ag Facility Manager/Building Deputy
Phone: 765.496.2324

William Bogan

Operations Manager
Phone: 765.494.3950

Meredith Cobb 

Operations Manager

Wendy Madore

Phone: 765.494.8362

Christy Rich Burden

Phone: 765.494.6047

John Frigo


Plant Sciences Initiative​

April Agee Carroll

April Agee Carroll ​

Director of Phenomics, Plant Sciences Initiatives
Phone: 765.494.1650

Julie Hickman

Julie Hickman

Project Manager, Plant Sciences Initiatives
Phone: 765.494.2208


Erin Robinson

Communication and Marketing Specialist, Plant Sciences Initiative

Phone: 765.496.1626

Ranae Wetli

Phone: 765.494.3318

Beck Center​

Shawn Donkin

Janet Beaty

Beck Agricultural Center Facilities Coordinator

Nancy Lee

Phone: 765.583.0590