University of Wisconsin–Madison

Hub Staff – Alphabetical List

The Hub Staff serve these departments:  Entomology   Forest and Wildlife Ecology   Plant Pathology

For building issues outside of office hours, contact UW Safety.

Tip: Click the person’s name to see a detail page, which includes their fax number and full office address.

See Also:  Hub Staff by Functional Area, Tasks by Hub Staff Member

Contact Info Expertise
Name: Laurie Ballentine
Phone: 262-2671
Office: 237 Russell Labs
  • 2010 Classified Staff Recognition Award winner.See this page for expertise details.
Name: Mat Bohne
Title: Instrument Maker
Phone: 608-225-3122
Office: B70 Russell Labs
  • Design and construct scientific field equipment and laboratory apparatus; provide and oversee repair and maintenance in Russell Lab facilities to include offices, labs and offsite Ag buildings and fields. Emergency contact for Russell Lab. Classified Staff Recognition Award 2002.
Name: Currently Recruiting
Title: Academic Department Manager/Administrator of Russell Labs Service Center
Phone: 608-263-4520
Office: 280 Russell Labs
  • Budget and financial administration
  • Human Resources contact for payroll, benefits
  • Policy and procedure on academic, instructional and outreach functions in Russell Labs
Name: Thomas Dettinger
Title: Instrument Maker
Phone: 608-265-9233
Office: 237 Russell Labs
  • Maintain plant growth rooms; repair installation and maintenance in support of facilities; fabricate lab equipment and departmental fleet vehicles.
 Drake_David_Thumb (1) Name: David Drake
Title: Director of Russell Labs Service Center
Phone: 890-0445
Office:215 Russell Labs

  • Hub Faculty Director
Name: Currently Recruiting
Title: HR Assistant
Phone: 608-263-4346
Office: 278 Russell Labs
  • Human Resources contact for payroll, benefits
Title: IT Manager
Phone: 608-492-1616
Office: 474 Russell Labs
  • Management of IT operations at Russell Labs
  • Apple and mobile device support
Name: Amber Hawkey
Title: Financial Specialist 3
Phone: 608-263-4519
Office: 237C Russell Labs
  • Expense report approval; purchasing – direct payments, payment to individuals, charge backs, internal and external work orders, requisitions to include CORS, Academic Service Agreements Sole Source bids, ordering supplies to include MDS and UW Fleet.
 Name:Timothy Lorenz
Title: Instrument Maker
Phone: 608-219-6911
Office: B81 Russell Las
  • Develop and maintain instrumentation and lab equipment
  • Assemble and design unique scientific equipment
  • Maintain building facilities to include refrigeration units, -80 freezers, water systems, belts, switches and general instrumentation
Name: Laurie Luther
Title: Senior Administrative Specialist
Phone: 608-262-0235
237D Russell Labs
  • Pre-award, grant proposals and budgets; WISPER,, Cayuse, NSF Fastlane, ECRT and effort reporting.
Name: Todd Courtenay
Title: Student Services Coordinator
Phone: 608-262-9926
Office: 284 Russell Labs
Name: John Slaybaugh
Title: lT
Labs Service Center
Phone: 890-0248
Office:436C Russell Labs
  • HelpDesk Staff
  • Printers
  • Desktop Support
Name: Margaret Webster
Title: Financial Specialist Program Supervisor
Phone: 608-262-3073
Office: 237E Russell Labs
  • Oversee all financial to include pre-award to post award closeouts. Supervise financial area to include staff submitting student and LTE payrolls. CALS Classified Staff Award 1998.
Name: John Wipperfurth
Supervisor/Building Manager
Title: Instrument Maker
Phone: 608-333-2619
Office: B81 Russell Labs
  • Fabricate and repair lab equipment; maintain building facilities; aid in layout design and construction to fabricate required items.