Research and Sponsored Programs Staff
Unclassified Staff
NameTitleSpecialtyCollege/School FocusE-mail/Phone
Ellen Reinsch FrieseAsst. Vice President for Research Oversight of Research and Sponsored Programs, federal regulations; LACUC and IBC; research administration policies; Research Incentive (formerly Research Challenge) Program; Facility Security Officer.Universitywide. ellen.friese@wright.edu
(937) 775-2709
Pre-Award
Jackie FrederickDirector, Pre-Award Pre-award activities (proposal/budget development, interpretation of sponsor guidelines, negotiation of terms and conditions); Research Initiation and Professional Development Programs. College of Engineering & Computer Science: Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Science Ph.D., Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Engineering and Computer Science--Administration. National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR)/Wright State Research Institute. jackie.frederick@wright.edu
(937) 775-2664
Deborah LundinAssociate DirectorPre-award activities (proposal/budget development, interpretation of sponsor guidelines, negotiation of terms and conditions); manages information dissemination efforts (workshops, funding searches); publication of newsletters. All schools/colleges and non-academic departments, except Boonshoft School of Medicine, College of Science & Mathematics, and College of Liberal Arts. Includes College of Engineering and Computer Science: Electrical Engineering. National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR)/Vice President for Research. deborah.lundin@wright.edu
(937) 775-2423
Marianne ShreckAssistant DirectorPre-award activities (proposal/budget development, interpretation of sponsor guidelines, negotiation of terms and conditions). Boonshoft School of Medicine: Department of Community Health (except Center for Healthy Communities). College of Science & Mathematics: all departments. College of Liberal Arts: all departments. marianne.shreck@wright.edu
(937) 775-4459
Sheila BensmanAssistant DirectorPre-award activities (proposal/budget development, interpretation of sponsor guidelines, negotiation of terms and conditions) with emphasis on biomedical research-related programs involving compliance issues. Boonshoft School of Medicine: all departments (except Department of Community Health). Includes College of Engineering and Computer Science: Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering. Clinical Trials Research Alliance (CTRA). sheila.bensman@wright.edu
(937) 775-2297
Post-Award
Glen JonesDirector, Post-Award Manages post-award activities; acts as liaison between sponsors and principal investigators; coordinates and signs off on invoices, Letter of Credit (LOC) draws, submission of financial reports and administrative reports, documentation of cost-sharing efforts, pre-award approval, subcontracts, and closeout of grant/contract accounts. Universitywide.glen.jones@wright.edu
(937) 775-4461
Yun WuAssociate Director Assists with post-award activities, including: expenditure approval, no-cost extensions, budget revisions, administrative changes, prior approvals, and management reporting. Universitywide.yun.wu@wright.edu
(937) 775-2651
Danielle Booth Assistant Director Award setup; billing, collection of outstanding receivables, letter of credit drawdowns; financial and administrative reporting; subcontracts; award closeout.

Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM) and College of Nursing and Health (CoNH). Including: All DHHS Letter of Credit (LOC) and all NASA Goddard LOC grant funds regardless of school/college. Excluding: Research Challenge and all LOCs not listed as included.

Grants training.

Back-up: Gene Florkey

danielle.booth@wright.edu
(937) 775-2529
Gene FlorkeyGrants Accountant Award setup; billing, collection of outstanding receivables, letter of credit drawdowns; financial and administrative reporting; subcontracts; award closeout.

College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). Including: All DOE LOCs except DOE-Chicago, all NASA LOCs except NASA-Goddard regardless of school/college, all Center of Excellence in Human-Centered Innovation (HCI). Excluding: Research Challenge funds, House Bill funds, DAGSI, and all LOC's not listed as included.

Back-up: Elaine Davis

gene.florkey@wright.edu
(937) 775-3418
Elaine Davis Grants Accountant Award setup; billing, collection of outstanding receivables, letter of credit drawdowns; financial and administrative reporting; subcontracts; award closeout.

College of Science and Mathematics (COSM). Including: All NSF LOC, EPA LOC, USDA LOC, DOE-Chicago LOC and DAGSI grant funds regardless of school/college. Excluding: Research Challenge funds and all LOCs not listed as included.

Back-up: Kim Owens

elaine.davis@wright.edu
(937) 775-2659
Kim Owens Grants Accountant Award setup; billing, collection of outstanding receivables, letter of credit drawdowns; financial reporting; award closeout.

College of Education and Human Services (CEHS), College of Liberal Arts (COLA), Raj Soin College of Business (RSCOB), Lake Campus (LAKE), School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) and all miscellaneous departments that do not roll to an academic unit. Including: House Bill funds, Research Challenge, USDE LOC and HUD LOC grant funds regardless of the school/college. Excluding: All LOCs not listed as included.

Back-up: Danielle Booth

kim.owens@wright.edu
(937) 775-2426
Technology Transfer (reports directly to the Vice President for Research)
Elana Wang Director, Technology TransferManages technology transfer and business development activities and projects, acts as liaison between inventors and potential licensees, reviews invention disclosures, assists with marketing and business plans for WSU technology, negotiates material transfer agreements. Universitywide. elana.wang@wright.edu
(937) 775-4245
Meghan Sheehan Licensing Associate Assists with technology transfer and business development activities and projects, acts as liaison between inventors and potential licensees, reviews invention disclosures, assists with marketing and business plans for WSU technology, negotiates material transfer agreements. Universitywide.

meghan.sheehan@wright.edu

(937) 775-4277

Compliance
Julie M. Carstens Director of Compliance Oversees compliance activities for human subjects research, financial conflict of interest, responsible conduct of research, and clinical trials. Universitywide. julie.carstens@wright.edu
(937) 775-3853
Robyn WilksIRB CoordinatorManages institutional compliance issues involving human subject research.Universitywide.robyn.wilks@wright.edu
(937) 775-4462
Classified Staff (in alphabetical order)
NameTitleResponsibilitiesE-mail/Phone
Jodi Blacklidge Programs Facilitator Assists with institutional compliance issues involving human subjects, including the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program (DCOP). jodi.blacklidge@wright.edu
(937) 775-3974
Cheryl NickosonPrograms FacilitatorHandles on-campus routing of proposals, ships proposals, maintains funding database.cheryl.nickoson@wright.edu
(937) 775-4838
Mandy KarperPrograms Facilitator Assists with institutional compliance issues involving animal use and biological hazards. amanda.karper@wright.edu
(937) 775-3332
Jan PowerPrograms FacilitatorAssists with information dissemination, assists faculty with funding searches, supervises the duplication of proposals. rsp@wright.edu
(937) 775-4460
Student Assistants
Jodi Grillot
Andrianna Milton
Cheryl Brinkmann
Front Desk: 937-775-2425
FAX: 937-775-3781

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs reports to:

Dr. Robert E.W. Fyffe
Vice President for Research
202 University Hall
937-775-3336
robert.fyffe@wright.edu

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