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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. This office consists of two essential areas of focus for the College: the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs and the Office of Grants and Contracts.

Office of Research and Faculty Affairs

What We Do:

  • The Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs provides resources, support and services that promote faculty excellence in the areas of grants and awards, teaching, research, and service.
  • Our Mission is to promote and support vibrant research and foster faculty development in the College of Education (COE).
  • The Office of Research and Faculty Affairs is responsible for leading college-wide research activities and sponsoring efforts to develop, enhance, and sustain faculty productivity and professional development.

Who We Are:

  • Susan Bon, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, Interim


Office of Grants and Contracts

What We Do:

  • The Director of Grants and Contracts 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 Grants and Contracts also serves as a liaison with the University Office of Sponsored Awards Management (SAM).

Who We Are:

  • Brittany Hammond, Director, Office of Grants and Contracts, Pre-Award Coordinator
  • Wendy McKenzie, Salary Coordinator
  • Queenie Bell, Post-Award Coordinator
  • Matiah Pough, Post-Award Coordinator


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