Executive Vice President and Provost

Shirley Lefever 

Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

Coleen Pugh


Director Office of Research

Karen Davis

Research Business Manager

Md Gofur

Office Coordinator, Office of Research

Shelly Magee


Funding Searches, budget development, proposal preparation/submission, contract preparation/negotiation/acceptance, and IRB/IACUC

316-978-3285  | 

Associate Director, Pre-Award Services

Jana E. Henderson

Proposals & Contracts

Fran Cook (also Training Coordinator)
Sarah Haug
Laura Pham
Patrick Spencer
Brandon Schneider
Amanda Tucker 
Angela Van Valkenburg
Denee Clifford (Proposals only)


Linda Steinacher


Grant set-up, budget uploads, billing, accounts payable/receivable, research payroll and grant reporting

316-978-3285 |

Associate Director, Post-Award Services
Brenda Achey

Research Grant Administrators
Tamara Atwater
Kimberly Davis
Michelle White
Judi McBroom
Traci Shepherd
Megan White
Charity Lowe


James Elliott
Export Control & Compliance Officer |
2nd floor, NIAR Building  I  Campus Box 093

Export Controls & Compliance:

Export Compliance, International Shipping, International Travel
Residency Verification
Research Information Assurance, General Research Compliance Inquiries


Conflict of Interest



Industry & Defense Programs (IDP)

Sponsored programs support for the Division of Industry & Defense

Senior Vice President for Industry & Defense Programs
John S. Tomblin, PhD



Director of Grants/Contracts

Lisa Sorenson-Haggard

Industry Proposals and Contracts |
Monica Calhoun
Derek Danford
Eric Pulley
Federal Procurement
Linsey Sipult 
Federal/State Proposals and Contracts |
David Melgren
Jason Yates

Post-Award |

Associate Director, Post-Award
Amy Smith

Research Grant Administrators
Sarah Hunt
Athena Sikes
Beth Smith
Aspen Wild