Academic Programs and Student Services

AGNR Academic Programs

The Office of Academic Programs invites students and those with an interest in our educational offerings to visit at any time. Our goal is to assist students in achieving their academic best and doing so in a pleasant, efficient manner. Drop by—our open door policy ensures that if someone is here, we will make time to see you. You may also contact us for an appointment.

We are located in 0107 Symons Hall, 7998 Regents Drive. View our location on-campus through UMD's Web Map feature or through Google Maps

Phone: 301-405-2078

Meet the Academic Programs Team

Dr. Joe Sullivan

Dr. Joe Sullivan is the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and a Professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Contact Dr. Sullivan at 301-405-2078 or e-mail him at

Dr. Sarah Balcom

Dr. Sarah Balcom is the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and a Principal Lecturer in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. As Assistant Dean, Dr. Balcom is the head of Student Services in the College and works closely with students and academic advisors to foster a community of success, personally and academically. 

You can reach Dr. Balcom at 301-405-7044 or 

April Brohawn

April Brohawn is the Program Director for Recruitment and Student Engagement in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. April oversees the recruitment team within AGNR and helps plan opportunities for prospective and admitted undergraduates to visit AGNR. In addition to recruitment, April serves as the manager of the AGNR scholarship and financial aid programs and oversees student development experiences within the college. Contact April at 301-314-7222 or

Amanda Brown Clougherty

Amanda Brown Clougherty is the Associate Director for Alumni Programs within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Amanda serves as the point of contact for all alumni of the College and oversees the AGNR Alumni Network Board of Directors. In her role, she organizes high impact alumni programming including the annual Eat, Drink, and Be Maryland! Alumni Dinner. Contact Amanda at or 301-314-9032.

Casey Miller

Casey Miller is the Program Director for Career Services in AGNR. Casey helps students discover their career path, promotes professional development opportunity, is the primary contact for employers interested in our students, and so much more. Casey can be reached at 301-314-2221 or

Students may also register for appointments  with Casey through the Career Center's Handshake platform. 

Kimberly Monahan

Kimberly Monahan is the Coordinator for Recruitment in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Kimberly meets with prospective students and their families to help guide them through the admissions and enrollment processes. You can reach Kimberly at 301-405-5308 or

Prospective students can register for appointments with Kimberly by clicking this link

Tyra Monnity

Tyra Monnity is the Administrative Assistant to the Office of Academic Programs and the Associate Dean. Tyra helps with the daily operation of the Academic Programs office, including scheduling and student appointments, and is the contact for the Associate Dean. She also assists with planning for Ag Discovery and Maryland Day. Contact Tyra at 301-405-2078 or

Heather Satterfield

Heather Satterfield is the Program Manager for AGNR Student Services. Heather oversees undergraduate college-level student advising and academic policy to help students track their progress and bench-marking all the way to graduation. Heather also works with new AGNR students guiding them through the orientation process and organizing Change of Major workshops. You can contact Heather at 301-405-0117 or