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Administration and Staff

Jeff Porter, MS, CRAjporter
Director
Jeffry.Porter@mtsu.edu
(615) 898-5010

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


Coordinator 
(615) 494-7848


Moses Prabu, PhD
Compliance Officer

(615) 494-8918
compliance@mtsu.edu

Responsible for specific components of research compliance including the Institutional Review Board, 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, PhD 
Proposal Development Specialist
(615) 494-8751
samantha.cantrell@mtsu.edu

Assignment:
College of Behavioral & Health Sciences
College of Business
College of Liberal Arts
College of Media and Entertainment
University College
Walker Library

The Proposal 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

Our post-award staff provide dual control and administrative support to Principal Investigators/Project Directors to ensure timely and proper administration of externally-funded activity.  The Award Management Specialists’ roles include initiating the set-up of new awards in Banner for finance and human resources functions, reviewing for approval of all financial personnel transactions requested on each assigned award, and conducting periodic comprehensive desk review/audit of each award.


K'La Albers, MPS
Award Management Specialist
(615) 904-8040
K-La.Albers@mtsu.edu

Assignment:
Principal Investigators/Project Directors with Last Names A-F


Joe Driver, MBA
Award Management Specialist
(615) 904-8306
Joe.Driver@mtsu.edu

Assignment:
Principal Investigators/Project Directors with Last Names G-O


Julie Gannon
Award Management Specialist
(615) 494-7848
Julie.Gannon@mtsu.edu

Assignment:
Principal Investigators/Project Directors with Last Names P-Z


Rose Johnson
Grant Support Analyst
rose.johnson@mtsu.edu 
(615) 494-8720

Assignments:
College of Basic and Applied Sciences
College of Business
College of Media and Entertainment
University College
Student Affairs

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