Research division hot topics and FAQs

Welcome to Dan Olson, who has accepted a Research Administrator position in CALS Research Division. With the addition of Dan, the research division has juggled assignments of who will serve as primary contact for each department, center, or specific programs and applications.

Welcome: Dan Olson
Dan Olson has accepted a Research Administrator position in CALS Research Division, beginning Monday, November 27. Dan comes to CALS from Research and Sponsored Programs. He is a CALS Forest Science graduate and also has past experience with the Wisconsin DNR. He will be primary contact in CALS Research Division (Proposal Development/Preaward Research Administration) with the following departments: Animal Sciences, Entomology, Forest Ecology and Management, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, and Wildlife Ecology.

Update: Primary Contacts
With the addition of Dan Olson to our staff, we have juggled the assignments of primary contacts for Departments/Centers. Below is the breakdown of who will be the primary for each department or center and for specific types of applications. Please contact your department’s primary contact first, but keep in mind that all staff serve as backups. A handy reference is always available at:

Meredith Luschen 261-1500

Agricultural and Applied Economics
Biological Systems Engineering
Cooperative Extension
Dairy Science
Food Microbiology & Toxicology
Food Science
Landscape Architecture
Life Sciences Communication
Nutritional Sciences
Rural Sociology
Urban and Regional Planning

Becky Bound 265-8443

Agriculture Research Stations
Center of Biology Education/Institute for Biology Education
Center of Biology Education/Institute for Biology Education
Center for Dairy Profitability
Center for Dairy Research
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Environmental Resources Center
Food Research Institute
International Agricultural Programs
Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility
Undergraduate Programs & Services
UW Center for Cooperatives
ALL Fellowships
ALL NIH Progress Reports
ALL Training Grants
Special Projects
Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships

Dan Olson (call the main office at 262-2397 for now)

Animal Sciences
Forest Ecology and Management
Plant Pathology
Soil Science