Office of Reserach Services

Administration and Staff

Jeff Porter, MS
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.


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


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, Ph.D.
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 Mass Communication
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

Katrina Keller
Manager

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

Assignment: PIs with the last name beginning A-J

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.


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

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



Myra Norman, Ph.D.
Founding Director (retired as of June 30, 2014)

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