Office of Academic Resaerch

The Office of Academic Research supports research activities at Ferris and provides assistance to faculty, staff, and community partners with the development of externally funded projects.


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For more information, contact:

Jon Sprague, R.Ph., Ph.D.
Director of Academic Research & Discovery


Office: PHR-210B
Phone: (231) 591-2244

Karen Barkel (Strasser), Ph.D.
Internal Research Program Coordinator


Office: ASC 2116
Phone: (231) 591-2544

Erin Scott, CRA
Grant & Contract Officer


Office: CSS 310
hone: (231) 591-2300

Maureen Wawsczyk (McGonegal)
Academic Research Specialist;
Integrity & Compliance Officer

Office: CSS 310 H
Phone: (231) 591-2553


Office of Academic Research
Ferris State University
1201 South State Street, CSS 310
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2300


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