Executive Dean Goodman provides leadership and oversight for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. He works closely with university leaders to develop and implement strategic initiatives that reflect and advance the university's research, education, and outreach missions.
Larry Katz leads all Cooperative Extension programs. Rutgers Cooperative Extension helps New Jersey's diverse population to adapt to a rapidly changing society and improve their lives and communities through an educational process that uses science-based knowledge.
Gail Alexander is responsible for building relationships with key external constituencies in order to develop and enhance collaborations and support with community and government partners for the betterment of the school and the experiment station.
Dan Kluchinski serves as the statewide team leader for the county-based faculty and staff conducting research and educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, and environmental, marine, and natural resource management. These duties include management of departmental personnel, budget, and training. Dan is also a faculty member within the department, and his extension and research programs focus on agronomic crop production, soils, and sustainable agriculture.
Jack Rabin provides administrative leadership for a diverse range of programs including: four off-campus research and extension farms totaling over 1,500 acres and their research and extension programs in vegetable crops, small fruit and tree fruit crops, nursery and ornamentals, and minor use crop pesticide testing; supervising on-campus research greenhouses and agricultural engineering operations for greenhouses, buildings, and research fabrication machine shop; and programs and agricultural communications highlighting tactics for sustaining farming alternatives on New Jersey's urban fringe.
Brad Hillman is responsible for research programs and resources associated with NJAES. His office ensures effective use of federal formula funding through Hatch, multistate, and McIntire-Stennis programs and of state resources directed to NJAES. He also oversees intellectual property associated with NJAES scientists, such as plant variety patents and royalties. Various NJAES centers and research farms are also coordinated through his office.
Margaret Brennan-Tonetta is responsible for the development and implementation of new economic development initiatives at NJAES such as the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, as well as administrative oversight of existing programs such as the Rutgers EcoComplex, Center for Advanced Food Technology, the Multispecies Aquaculture Demonstration Facility and the NJAES Technology Transfer program. She also provides economic assessments and operational recommendations for NJAES programs.
Jerry Baron oversees the research of 125 full time scientists at 31 field research farms and seven analytical laboratories nationwide with an operational budget of approximately $30 million US dollars. The goal of the IR-4 Project is to support the registration of safe and effective biological and chemical pesticides for fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other specialty crops.
Xenia Morin undertakes special projects related to curriculum innovation and resource mobilization to enhance our academic programs as well as enhancing faculty and staff training and development.
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