Office of Research


Neal Merchen – Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station

Elvira de Mejia – Interim Assistant Dean

Darlene Dallas - Office Manager

Angela Graham – Assistant Dean for Administrative Operations

Josh Henry – Network Analyst

Vickie Jarrell - Associate Director, Research Administration

Brian Keyes - Business & Finance Coordinator

Heather Lash – Interim Plant Care Facility Coordinator

Joseph LaTessa – Associate Director, Reporting & Data Analysis, Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station

Debra Levey Larson – Media/Communications

Kathryn Partlow - Research Communications and Grant Development Specialist

Douglas Wolters - Director of Operations; Facilities Planning and Management