Afghanistan Team

U.S. - Based Staff

Kevin McNamara
Assistant Director of International
Programs in Agriculture
Office Phone: 765-494-7683

Project Assistant
Office Phone: 765-494-5843

U.S. - Based Faculty

Associate Professor of Agronomy
Office Phone: 765-496-0895     Email: scasteel@purdue.edu
Shaun has mentored visiting scholars from Afghanistan and is currently assisting with wheat capacity development. 

Director, Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory
Clinical Engagement Associate Professor
Office Phone: 765-494-8081     Email: creswell@purdue.edu
Tom is a member of the Herat-Purdue Partnership - Partnership Planning Committee.  

Clinical Associate Professor
Office Phone: 765-494-0512     Email: adeering@purdue.edu
Amanda is a member of the Food Technology program development team for the USWPD project. 

Associate Professor of Animal Science
Office Phone: 765-494-4820     Email: pebner@purdue.edu
Paul is a member of the Food Technology program development team for the USWPD project. ​

Clinical Engagement Associate Professor - SWPAC
Office Phone: 812-886-0198     Email: ​egel@purdue.edu
Dan is a member of the Herat-Purdue Partnership - Partnership Planning Committee.  ​

Professor of Pest Management in Vegetable and Fruit Crops
Coordinator of Extension
Office Phone: 765-494-9572     Email: fosterre@purdue.edu
Rick has mentored visiting scholars from Afghanistan.  He is also  a member of the Herat-Purdue Partnership - Partnership Planning Committee.  

Peter Hirst
Professor of Horticulture
Office Phone: 765-494-1323     Email: hirst@purdue.edu
Peter has mentored visiting scholars from Afghanistan.  He is also  a member of the Herat-Purdue Partnership - Partnership Planning Committee. 

Assistant Professor of Agronomy
Office Phone: 765-494-2926     Email: mohamm20@purdue.edu
Mohsen has mentored visiting scholars from Afghanistan and is currently assisting with wheat capacity development.​

Associate Professor of Food Science
Office Phone: 765-496-3913     Email: hfoliver@purdue.edu
Haley is a member of the Food Technology program development team for the USWPD project. ​

Afghanistan - Based Staff
Afghanistan Ag Ext Proj Reg Site Manager
Email​​: ealtover@purdue.edu

Extension Specialist


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