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Office of Research

The Office of Research supports college-wide research, grant, and contract efforts, and promotes interdisciplinary efforts within and external to our college/university community.

Office of Research

Who We Are:

  • Ali Brian, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
  • Beth Herron, Director of Grants Administration, Post-Award and Pre-Award
  • Jessica Escorcia, Director of Research Development, Pre-Award Coordinator
  • Gwen Lorinovich, Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research
  • Wendy McKenzie, Post-Award Coordinator
  • Thurman Taylor, Post-Award Coordinator
  • Brittany Hall, Post-Award Coordinator
  • Angela Wright, Administrative Manager


What We Do:

  • The Office of Research supports grant-seeking, awards, and contract initiatives for faculty, staff, and students across the College.
  • Our mission is to support faculty research efforts within the College, the office assists researchers seeking external funding–from proposal development through financial administration of funded projects and award closeout procedures. 
  • We provide pre-award and post-award administrative services for all sponsored grants, contracts, and projects. The Office of Research also serves as a liaison with the University Office of Sponsored Awards Management (SAM).

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.