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)

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
Investments & Grants Department


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
University Advancement & Marketing


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 Officer
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs


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
Director, Laboratory Safety
Laboratory Safety

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)

Gregory Wellman
Institutional Review Board (IRB)


Research with Human Subjects: IRB

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
Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

Janice Weaver
Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)


Use of animals in your project: IACUC

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

IACUC Web Site