Office of Reserach Services

Administration and Staff

Myra Norman

Myra Norman, Ph.D.
Director
(615) 898-5005 
myra.norman@mtsu.edu

The Director oversees the two major functions of the Office of Research Services (ORS) - Pre-award and post-award activities. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of campus-wide policies and procedures for externally-funded grants and contracts. She also identifies and nurtures collaborative groups of researchers seeking external funding.


Wassim Qureshi

Wasimuddin Qureshi, M.D. ,MSHSM
Assistant Director
Fiscal Compliance Officer
(615) 898-5090
wasim.qureshi@mtsu.edu

The Assistant Director is responsible for the day-to-day management of the ORS, and reviews and monitors all grant - related contracts.


Kellie Hilker
(615) 494-8918
compliance@mtsu.edu

Responsible for specific components of research compliance including the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Biosafety/Biohazard, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Research Integrity; including, developing and implementing policies, procedures, programs, and educational activities which satisfy Federal, State, Local and institutional rules and regulations which govern proper conduct of research.


Proposal Development Staff

Samantha E. Cantrell, Ph.D.
Grant Development Specialist
(615) 494-8751
samantha.cantrell@mtsu.edu

Assignment:
College of Behavioral & Health Sciences
College of Business
College of Liberal Arts
College of Mass Communication
University College
Walker Library

The Grants Development Specialist is responsible for increasing faculty and staff research and sponsored programs by the development and delivery of training, partnership development, pre-proposal planning, and proposal development.


Sharon D. Smith, MSCE, CRA
Research Development Specialist
(615) 898-5894
sharon.brown-smith@mtsu.edu

Assignment:
College of Basic & Applied Sciences
College of Education

The Research Development Specialist is responsible for increasing faculty and staff research and sponsored programs by the development and delivery of training, partnership development, pre-proposal planning, and proposal development.


Awards Management Staff

Katrina Keller
Manager

katrina.keller@mtsu.edu
(615) 904-8306

The Manager supervises compliance areas for grants; ensures timely and accurate index establishment, maintenance and monitoring, and termination; reviews time and effort documentation and reporting; communicates grant policies and procedures and conducts training and workshops.


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Nancy Martin
Grant Financial Analyst
nancy.martin@mtsu.edu
(615) 904-8040

Assignment: PIs with the last name beginning K-Z

The Financial Analyst establishes and monitors the grant index including the final grant budget and assignment of position numbers; performs periodic desk reviews of index accounts; and conducts training and workshops.


Lisa Thayer

Lisa Thayer
Grant Financial Analyst
lisa.thayer@mtsu.edu
(615) 904-8158

Assignment: PIs with the last name beginning A-J

The Financial Analyst establishes and monitors the grant index including the final grant budget and assignment of position numbers; performs periodic desk reviews of index accounts; and conducts training and workshops.


Gwen Barrett
Grant Support Specialist
gwen.barrett@mtsu.edu
(615) 898-5372

Assignment: College of Education, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, and Walker Library

The Support Specialist provides a periodic analysis of the grant budget and reviews grant expenditures during the expenditure process.


Rose Johnson:
Grant Support Specialist
(615) 494-8720

Assignment: College of Basic and Applied Sciences, College of Business, College of Mass Communication, University College, and Student Affairs

The Support Specialist provides a periodic analysis of the grant budget and reviews grant expenditures during the expenditure process.


Julie Gannon
Coordinator
julie.gannon@mtsu.edu
(615) 494-7848

Sam H. Ingram Building
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd
MTSU Box 124
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
PH: 615-898-5005
FX: 615-898-5028