Our team

Your go-tos for sponsored program and grant proposal assistance. Research administrators in our office are here to assist you with your research needs. To see a detailed organizational chart, click here

Dr. Kamal Khayat

Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Dr. Xiaoming He

Faculty Fellow to Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation / Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Primary Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Monthly funding opportunity reports
  • Award Capture Team
  • IGI – Ignition Grant Initiative
  • URC annual and five-year reviews
  • Scholarly activity dashboard
  • Research constellations
Dr. Marek Locmelis

Faculty Fellow to Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation / Associate Professor of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Primary Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Early Career Faculty (ECF) mentoring
  • CAREER proposal workshops
  • RPM panel
  • Large proposal support
  • Award Capture Team
  • Research constellations
Gina Webb

Assistant Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

Cathie Eikermann

Sr. Compliance Manager

Le Wang

Data Analyst II

Angelica Nuno

Fiscal Manager

Laura Hamlet

Office Support Assistant

Proposal development

Maria Shaub

Lead Proposal Developer

Rita Horstman

Proposal Developer

Abigayle Sherman

Proposal Developer/Project Manager

Pre-award and submission

Melissa Chambers

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Departments
  • Material Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Other departments not listed elsewhere
Cynthia Stevenson

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Departments
  • Civil, Arch & Environmental Engineering
  • Economics
  • English & Technical Communication
  • History & Political Science
  • Physics
  • Mining
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Other departments not listed elsewhere
Magdalena Zawodniok

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Departments
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Psychological Science
  • Teacher Ed & Certification
Jessica Hays

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Departments
  • Chemistry
  • Contract negotiation
Kaitlyn Hatcher

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Post-award and close-out

Laura Kahl

Business Operations Associate

Ramona Nicewaner

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Awards

• RPDC
• TriDurLE
• MIC
• CEMC
• Missouri Space Grant Consortium
• LTAP
• PGCCIC
• Financial Aid
• Biological Sciences
• Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Economics
• Electrical & Computer Engineer
• Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
• GGPE
• Mathematics & Statistics
• Nuclear Engineering
• Teacher Education & certification
• Office of Chief Operations Officer

 

 

Kathy Shepherd

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Awards
  • Material Science & Engineering
  • PSMRC
Mendy Kell

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Awards
  • CAMT
  • MATC
  • INSPIRE
  • GAANN
  • OBI
  • MO-CCI
  • Technology Transfer & Economic Development
  • Civil, Arch & Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Physics
  • Psychological Science
  • International Affairs
  • Other departments not listed elsewhere