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College Administration

College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Dean, Indrajeet Chaubey

Indrajeet Chaubey, Ph.D.

Dean and Director


Dean's Assistant: Virginia White





Dean's Message

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR). As the founding college of the University of Connecticut, we are committed to the land grant mission by providing a world class education to our students; discovering new knowledge through basic and applied research to solve complex challenges in food and agricultural production; food safety and security; the health of humans, animals, plants and soils; and creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations and taking the knowledge we create to help the residents of Connecticut and beyond. In summary, our faculty and staff work on problems that matter to our everyday quality of life!

We are committed to providing life-transforming education to all students through close mentoring, hands-on and service learning experiences, research opportunities, and internships. We strive to be a strong partner to Connecticut through the innovative teaching and research conducted by our faculty, resulting in workforce and economic development and through extension outreach programs that help Connecticut communities in each of our 169 cities and towns.

Our strategic priorities include ensuring a vibrant and sustainable agricultural industry and food supply, enhancing health, fostering sustainable landscapes, advancing adaptation and resilience in a changing climate, and promoting diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion through antiracist approaches. I am always keen to discuss with our stakeholders how we can form synergistic partnerships and achieve excellence in our mission areas of teaching, research, and extension outreach. I invite you to let us know how CAHNR can continue to provide leadership in addressing challenges that are vital to us in the state, region, nation, and around the globe.

Go Huskies!

Indrajeet Chaubey
Dean and Director
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

Dean Chaubey’s Bio

Dr. Indrajeet Chaubey was appointed Dean of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources on March 1, 2019. He also serves as the Director of the Connecticut Cooperative Extension System and the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station. He came to UConn from Purdue University where he enjoyed a distinguished career in teaching, research, and administration for more than 12 years. At Purdue, he held a number of positions including associate Dean and Director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture, Head and Professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

Chaubey is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of ecohydrology and nonpoint source pollution. His research over the years has focused on the lack of clean water in many parts of the world. Simulation models and tools that he has developed help guide policy and decision makers, watershed managers, conservation specialists, and farmers.

He has published more than 475 research articles, including 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and 190 technical papers at conferences, and has served as the principal investigator or co-investigator on 55 research projects with grant support totaling more than $40 million.

Chaubey was named a fellow by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in 2017.

Prior to his tenure at Purdue, Chaubey was a faculty member at the University of Arkansas from 2000 to 2006 and a research scientist at the University of Alabama from 1998 to 2000.

He earned his doctoral degree in biosystems engineering from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Allahabad in India.


Curriculum Vitae

Associate & Assistant Deans

Kristen Govoni

Kristen Govoni

Associate Dean of Academic Programs & Director of the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture


Administrative Assistant: Amy Salai

Alicia Huckle, Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration

Alicia Huckle

Assistant Dean for Finance & Administration

CAHNR Business Office

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Amy Harder

Associate Dean for Extension and Associate Director for Cooperative Extension System

Administrative Assistant
: Stacey Lackman

Kumar Venkitanarayanan

Kumar Venkitanarayanan

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education & Associate Director of the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station

Administrative Assistant: Stacey Lackman

Department Heads

Dean's Office

Erin McMahon

Associate Director of Alumni Relations, CAHNR

Phone: 860-576-0251

Email: emcmahon@foundation.uconn.edu

Barbara Palmer

Director of Development

Phone: 959-995-2738

Email: bpalmer@foundation.uconn.edu

Virginia White, M.S.

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Phone: 860-486-2918

Email: virginia.white@uconn.edu