Department Heads


  • Provide subject matter leadership for Oregon State University Extension Service programs from their department.
  • Assure the appropriate involvement of on- and off-campus Extension faculty in department meetings and activities.
  • Implement Extension policies and procedures.
  • Work with county staff chairs to provide supervision and guidance for off-campus faculty and program staff, especially related to scholarship expectations.
  • Supervise on-campus Extension faculty and program staff.
  • Provide leadership for the mid-course review, promotion and tenure, and post-tenure review processes.


  • Greg Thompson, Agriculture Education & General Agriculture
  • Susan Capalbo, Agriculture & Resource Economics
  • Jim Males, Animal Sciences
  • John Bolte, Biological & Ecological Engineering
  • Lynda Ciuffetti, Botany & Plant Pathology
  • Steve Petrie, Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center
  • Russ Karow, Crop & Soil Science
  • Craig Marcus, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
  • Peg Herring, Extension & Experiment Station Communication
  • Dan Edge, Fisheries & Wildlife
  • Robert McGorrin, Food Science & Technology
  • Tom Maness, Forest Engineering, Resources, & Management
  • Brenda McComb, Forest Ecosystems & Society
  • Anita Azarenko, Horticulture
  • Carolyn Aldwin, Human Development & Family Science
  • Tony Wilcox, Nutrition & Exercise Science
  • Marie Harvey, Public Health
  • Mike Borman, Rangeland Ecology & Management
  • Sally Gallagher, Sociology
  • Tom McLain, Wood Science & Engineering
  • Roger Rennekamp, 4-H Youth Development