Who Does What?

In the columns below you will find the names and contact information for assistance with proposal development and grants management. Contacts to advise on the use of human subjects in research proposals (Institutional Review Board) and the use of laboratory animals are also included here. 

Erin Scott
Grant & Contract Officer, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Office: PHR 312A
Phone: (231) 591-2547

Pre-Award grant assistance Provides:
  • coordination of all grant support and assistance
  • coordination with other offices for support of faculty grant writers and administration
  • coordination with on-campus approval process
  • coordination of grants greater than $250,000 through the General Counsel approval process coordination of grants greater than $500,000 through the Board of Trustee approval process
Karen S. Thompson
Investment and Grants Officer

Office: PRK 255A
Phone:(231) 591-2157
Fax: 231-591-2985
Post-Award grant management.   Provides:
  • counsel on budget development, indirect costs, and in-kind contributions
  • advises on salary and benefit calculations
  • assists when necessary in formatting a budget sheet
  • review of the grant budget against the budget narrative and grant narrative for congruence

Karen Lerew, Senior Advancement Officer
Office: PRK 101D
Phone: (231) 591-3825


Seeking a gift rather than a grant? (CLICK HERE for help determining which one you are going for)

  • Assistance with identification, clearance, and research
  • Advise on cultivation and solicitation strategy
  • Assistance with proposal development
  • Assistance with campus coordination (visits, communication, etc.)
  • Assistance with recognition and stewardship

Maureen Wawsczyk
Research Integrity & Compliance 

Office: PHR 308
Phone: (231) 591-2553


Follow Federal & State Regulations

Ensures your research is conducted ethically and in accordance with Federal & State regulations, including Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), disclosure of financial conflicts of interest and meeting reporting requirements. Assists with IRB and IACUC requirements. 


Anne Hawkins
Directory of Laboratory Safety
Office: CSS 310 G
Phone: (231) 591-2154

Does your project require use of a laboratory?

Works with faculty and staff members to develop and implement regulatory compliance programs to address the unique human and environmental needs of our academic colleges.

Lab Safety website

Maureen Wawsczyk, Administrative Support, Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Office: PHR 308
Phone: (231) 591-2553

Research with Human Subjects

Any research project or other activity that involves human test subjects must be reviewed by this Committee.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects Research 

Richard (Rick) Marble
Animal Lab Facility Coordinator
Office: PHR 314A
Phone: (231) 591-2246

Cell: (231) 250-4006

Janice Weaver
Chair, Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

Office: ASC 2098
Phone: (231) 591-3597

Use of animals in your project

Any research project or other activity that involves the use of animals must be reviewed by the IACUC.

IACUC Web Site