CAS Office of Research Staff

Staci Simonich

Dean and Reub Long Professor, College of Agricultural Sciences
Director, Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station

Telephone: 541-737-4623


Executive Assistant:
Loretta Austin


Shawn Donkin

Associate Dean for Research
Associate Director, Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station

Telephone: 541-737-4251


Administrative Assistant:
Meghan Heineman



Elizabeth Etherington

Director of Sponsored Programs Services
Working remotely







Sponsored Programs

Fatemah Dili

Research Program Administrator
Working remotely




Research Program Coordinator


Jane Toliver

Research Program Coordinator
Working remotely







Safety and Compliance


Carrie Burkholder

Regulatory & Safety Compliance Officer

Telephone: 541-737-5818






Capacity Funds Coordination


Meghan Heineman

Program Coordinator




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448 Strand Agriculture Hall

Corvallis, OR 97331

Phone: 541-737-4251