AOSC Administrative Staff


Coordinator, Operations & Academic Support / Asst. to the Chair


Genevieve Cooper

Phone: (301) 405-5391



Telework: M, F


Primary Duties:  Chair's office support, AOSC Faculty Affairs, AOSC Department administration, Undergraduate Program administration, Building access requests, Course and directed research scheduling, Room reservations, Key distribution, Travel request and reimbursement processing, international scholar visas, AOSC department events 



Research and Proposal Coordinator


Djellza Ramadani

Phone: (301) 405-5372


Telework: M, Tu


Primary Duties: internal post-award grant management tasks including redistribution of payroll across multiple accounts, submission of financial reports to the Director of Finance and Administration and Principal Investigators (PIs), reconciliation of monthly ledgers and sub­award management; pre-award tasks including coordination of proposal submissions and preparation of proposal budgets; procurement tasks including placing orders for equipment and office supplies; department inventory management and equipment tagging. 



PAYROLL & HUMAN RESOURCES: HR Rep. for AOSC & Geology Departments


Bernadette A. Gatewood

Phone: 301-314-2785



Telework: W, Th


Primary Duties in AOSC: PHR transactions & Reports (Pay adjustments, final leave pay-outs, overpayment recovery adj., overload appointments, PHR appts. termination), Collects/Process payroll documents for new hires ( US Citizens & Internationals), Time Entry/leave reporting, I-9 Employment Verification, Access personal PHR information, Non Resident Alien Glacier Tax Compliance (International faculty & students), Terrapin Strong onboarding new hires (Required Training), process fellowships  for NRA's, Affiliates appointments, Monitor international visa expirations for Graduate Assistants (on F-1 visas). Effort Report monitoring, Paycheck distribution, Contracts for faculty hourly (CCI or CCII). Faculty & Staff Parking permits.



Health Benefits & Retirement information for Faculty & Staff. Tuition Remission eligibility, Use or Lose leave situation



Director, Finance & Administration, AOSC, ESSIC & Geology


June Sherer

Phone: (301) 405-2435



Telework: Tu, F


Primary Duties:  Responsible for department administration, Develop and manage the department annual budget, Recruit and supervise administrative and business office staff, Maintain working relationships with various units across campus, Reports to CMNS and University as required, Approver for payroll, travel, purchasing, appointments, visas and invoicing, Facilities and space manager for AOSC.



Assistant Program Director


Tamara ‘Tammy’ Hendershot

Phone: (301) 405-5389



Telework: Th, F 

Primary Duties: Assists with the administration of the M.S., M.P.S., and Ph.D.  programs. 


Mesonet Manager


James Hyde

Phone: (301) 405-1518




Primary Duties: Maryland Mesonet Manager. 

Staff Awards & Achievements