Staff List by Office of Research Function

Office of Research (OR) staff are grouped by functional areas of responsibility within the department. The OR is also among several groups that report to the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Please select from the list below to find the contact information of OR and OVPR staff members within each functional area.

 

 

 

Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)

The Vice President for Research has responsibility, under the Office of the Provost, for the general supervision, administration, and development of research activities, including all sponsored programs, conducted by the University and its faculty. The Vice President for Research is assisted in the duties of office by Associate Vice Presidents.

  • Vice President for Research, Professor

    Robert J. Bernhard

    Address: 317 Main Building

    Phone: (574) 631-1862

    Email: rbernhar@nd.edu


  • Officer Assistant, Office of the Vice President for Research

    Susan Monroe

    Address: 317 Main Building

    Phone: (574) 631-3902

    Email: skmonroe5@nd.edu


  • Associate Vice President for Research, Professor

    Richard Billo

    Address: 317 Main Building

    Phone: (574) 631-1196

    Email: rbillo@nd.edu


  • Office and Events Coordinator

    Nancy Chapleau

    Address: 317 Main Building

    Phone: (574) 631-9768

    Email: nchaplea@nd.edu


  • Research Communications Program Director

    Joanne D. Fahey

    Address: 317 Main Building

    Phone: 574.631.9762

    Email: fahey.17@nd.edu

  • Associate Vice President for Research, Associate Professor

    Hildegund Muller

    Address: 317 Main Building

    Phone: (574) 631-8795

    Email: hmuller@nd.edu

  • Associate Vice President for Research

    Liz Rulli

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-3072

    Email: lrulli@nd.edu

  • Associate Vice President for Research, Research Professor

    Mark Suckow

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-1742

    Email: msuckow@nd.edu

  • Associate Vice President for Research, Professor

    Richard Taylor

    Address: 317 Main Building

    Phone: (574) 631-7765

    Email: rtaylor@nd.edu

  • Advisor

    Sarah K. Wake

    Address: 317 Main Building

    Phone: (574) 631-8183

    Email: swake@nd.edu

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OR Administrative Support

  • Administrative Assistant

    Janet Kenyon

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-1095

    Email: jkenyon@nd.edu

  • Senior Administrative Assistant

    Connie Slack

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-2310

    Email: slack.1@nd.edu

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Research Business Intelligence (RBI)

Supports internal and external systems used for research administration and provides management reporting on research activity to internal and external stakeholders. Learn more >>

  • Director, Research Business Intelligence

    Terri Hall

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-7378

    Email: thall2@nd.edu

  • Research Business Intelligence Analyst

    Jessica Langager

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-1393

    Email: jlangage@nd.edu

  • Research Business Intelligence Analyst

    Kevin Mikel

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-6203

    Email: kmikel2@nd.edu

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Grants Business Management (GBM)

Serves as liaison with other central University business offices and supports purchasing, hiring and payroll transactions, reimbursement of travel and other financial transactions, assists with scheduling, and other key functions related to research activities. Learn more >>

  • Director, Grants Business Management

    Melanie DeFord

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-8805

    Email: mdeford@nd.edu

    College of Arts and Letters, Mendoza College of Business, Law School, and Other
      • Grants Program Manager, Grants Business Management

        Lori Doll

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 101B O’Shaughnessy Hall (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-6229

        Email: ldoll@nd.edu

      • Grants Program Manager, Grants Business Management

        Megan Sheraton

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 101D O’Shaughnessy Hall (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-6939

        Email: mujdak@nd.edu

      College of Engineering and School of Architecture
      • Grants Program Manager, Grants Business Management

        Katrina Wicks

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 214d Cushing Hall (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-1203

        Email: kwicks1@nd.edu

       

      College of Science
      • Assistant Director, Grants Business Management

        Kara Primmer

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 254 Nieuwland Science Hall (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-2178

        Email: khuegel1@nd.edu

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      Notre Dame Research Business Management

      Develops budgets and provides expenditure projections for all OVPR units, including Strategic Research Initiatives (SRIs). Manages, tracks, and transfers OVPR funding commitments, including cost share and internal program awards.

      • Business Manager

        Michelle LaCourt

        Address: 940 Grace Hall

        Phone: (574) 631-1589

        Email: mlacourt@nd.edu

      • Finance and Administration Assistant Program Director

        Jian Zhang

        Address:

        Phone: (574) 631-3061

        Email: jzhang13@nd.edu

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      Policy, Training and Communications (PTC)

      Expert resource for research related policies, develops and facilitates training and development workshops, and develops and ensures accuracy of OR websites. Learn more >>

      • Director, Research Administration Policy, Training and Communications

        Karen Pace

        Address: 940 Grace Hall

        Phone: (574) 631-8305

        Email: kpace@nd.edu

      • Associate Program Director, Research Administration Policy, Training and Communications

        Judy Bemenderfer

        Address: 940 Grace Hall

        Phone: (574) 631-0509

        Email: jbemende@nd.edu

      • Coordinator, Policy, Training and Communications

        Lori Flory

        Address: 940 Grace Hall

        Phone: (574) 631-3688

        Email: lflory@nd.edu

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      Post-Award Financial Management (PAF)

      Establishes award budget and accounts for grant expenditure, provides budget projections, and administers pre-award spending/advance accounts, re-budget requests, no-cost extensions or changes of scope or PI. Learn more >>

      • Director, Post-Award Financial Management

        Mike Zenk

        Address: 940 Grace Hall

        Phone: (574) 631-9972

        Email: mzenk@nd.edu

      College of Engineering and School of Architecture
      • Assistant Director, Post-Award Financial Management

        Lori D. McDonald

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 152 Engineering-Multidisciplinary Research Building (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-1107

        Email: lmcdona2@nd.edu

      • Assistant Director, Post-Award Financial Management

        Cortney Swift

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 263a Fitzpatrick Hall (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-2966

        Email: Cortney.Swift.7@nd.edu

      College of Science
      • Assistant Director, Post-Award Financial Management

        Jeff Pethick

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 141 Galvin Life Science Center (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-1789

        Email: jpethick@nd.edu

      • Assistant Director, Post-Award Financial Management

        Mike Vissage

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 252 Nieuwland Science Hall (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-7923

        Email: mvissage@nd.edu

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      Pre-Award (PRA)

      Provides support for proposal preparation, assists in COS funding searches, reviews sponsor guidelines, prepares budget and budget justification, secures subcontract information, assists with cost share commitments, facilitates routing and submitting proposal to sponsor. Learn more >>

      College of Engineering and School of Architecture
      • Associate Director, Pre-Award

        Shanda Wirt

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 263b Fitzpatrick Hall (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-8710

        Email: Wirt.1@nd.edu

      • Assistant Director, Pre-Award

        Mira Mihajlovich

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 214d Cushing Hall of Engineering (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-1173

        Email: mmihajlo@nd.edu

      • Assistant Director, Pre-Award

        Mark DeVore

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 152 Engineering-Multidisciplinary Research Building (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-7973

        Email: DeVore.1@nd.edu

      College of Science
      • Associate Director, Pre-Award

        Shohn Turner

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 250 Nieuwland Science Hall (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-1085

        Email: sturner@nd.edu

      • Assistant Director, Pre-Award

        Ed Ackerley

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 141 Galvin Life Science Center (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-5488

        Email: ackerley.1@nd.edu

      • Assistant Director, Pre-Award

        Tina Chandler

        Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 254 Nieuwland Science Hall (office)

        Phone: (574) 631-6984

        Email: Tina.Chandler@nd.edu

      Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA), Arts & Letters Pre-Award Team
      • Associate Director, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA)

        Kenneth Garcia

        Address: 101 O'Shaughnessy Hall

        Phone: (574) 631-6494

        Email: kgarcia@nd.edu

      • Assistant Director, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA)

        Lori Loftis

        Address: 101 O'Shaughnessy Hall

        Phone: (574) 631-4264

        Email: lloftis@nd.edu

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      Research Contracts and Awards (RCA)

      Reviews, negotiates and accepts research agreements on behalf of the University, generates subcontracts and research consulting agreements, and assists with project closeout and reporting. Learn more >>

      • Director, Research Contracts and Awards

        Greg Luttrell

        Address: 940 Grace Hall

        Phone: (574) 631-2857

        Email: Luttrell.1@nd.edu

      • Assistant Director, Research Contracts and Awards

        Rebecca Hackett

        Address: 940 Grace Hall

        Phone: (574) 631-7433

        Email: rhacket2@nd.edu

        • Administrative Assistant

          Kathleen Miller

          Address: 940 Grace Hall

          Phone: (574) 631-3139

          Email: kmille37@nd.edu

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        Additional groups that report to the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)

         

        Office of  Technology Transfer (OTT)

        Manages the process of identifying, disclosing, protecting (via patents and copyrights) marketing, and licensing new technologies developed at the University of Notre Dame. Learn more from the OTT website >>

        • Director, Technology Transfer

          Richard Cox

          Address: 940 Grace Hall

          Phone: (574) 631-5158

          Email: rcox4@nd.edu

        • Technology Commercialization Program Director

          Patrick McMahon

          Address: 940 Grace Hall

          Phone: (574) 631-1322

          Email: pmcmaho2@nd.edu

          • Licensing Associate

            Tim Joyce

            Address: 940 Grace Hall

            Phone: (574) 631-3029

            Email: joyce.17@nd.edu

          • Senior Commercialization Officer, Cleveland Clinic

            Gaylene Anderson

            Address: 940 Grace Hall

            Phone: (574) 631-9692

            Email: andersg4@ccf.org

          • Licensing Manager

            Page Heller

            Address: 940 Grace Hall

            Phone: (574) 631-7499

            Email: rheller@nd.edu

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          Research Compliance

          Provides information, support, expertise, and systems of administration needed to meet the laws, rules, and policies governing research in the most efficient and effective way. Learn more >>

          • Associate Vice President for Research, Research Professor

            Mark Suckow

            Address: 940 Grace Hall

            Phone: (574) 631-1742

            Email: msuckow@nd.edu

          • Research Compliance Coordinator

            Nakesha Alexander

            Address: 940 Grace Hall

            Phone: (574) 631-1389

            Email: nalexan1@nd.edu

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          Research Development

          Coordinates complex proposal submissions and alerts researchers of limited submissions funding opportunities and internal competitions.

            • Research Development Program Director

              Heather Boyd

              Address: 940 Grace Hall

              Phone: (574) 631-4104

              Email: hboyd@nd.edu

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