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: 765.494.2714






William Bogan

Operations Manager
Phone: 765.494.3950






Meredith Cobb 

Operations Manager



Christy M. Rich

Administrative Assistant to Karen Plaut
Phone: 765.494.8362



Administrative Assistant for Federal Reporting
Phone: 765.494.6047

John Frigo

Travel and Purchasing Support Staff

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