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Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships

Name Title Phone Email Location
Yvonne Harris Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships 815-753-1217 Lowden Hall 301
Barrie Bode Interim Associate Vice President 815-753-1753 Lowden Hall 301F
Amy Farranto Publications Manager 815-753-9946 2260 Bethany Rd
Elizabeth R. Gaillard Director Molecular Analysis Core Laboratory 815-753-1753 LaTourette Hall 322
Rachel Jurs-Lauderdale Administrative Assistant 815-753-1071 Lowden Hall 301D

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Office of Research Compliance, Integrity and Safety

Name Title Phone Email Location
Shannon Stoker Director 815-753-2882 Lowden Hall 301
Michele Crase Laboratory Safety Manager 815-753-9251 Faraday Hall 327
James Gable Chemical Safety Officer/CHO 815-753-1610 Montgomery Hall 207
Patty Wallace Research Compliance Coordinator 815-753-8588 Lowden Hall 301
MJ Blaschak IRB Chair 815-753-1383 Wirtz Hall 209A
Ana Calvo IBC Chair 815-753-8451 Montgomery Hall 341
Douglas Wallace IACUC Chair 815-753-0972 Psychology/Computer Science 309
Lene Scherer Research Compliance Analyst 815-753-9282 Lowden Hall 301

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Sponsored Programs Administration

Currently, SPA staff are primarily remote. Email, Teams and Teams Voice are the best way to contact us.

Name Title Phone Email Location
Stephanie Arnold Grants and Contracts Associate 815-753-1584 Lowden Hall 203
Kristin Bigelow Senior Grants and Contracts  Associate 815-753-6064 Lowden Hall 203
Carrie Blackwood-Williams Assistant Director, Post-Award  815-753-5901 Lowden Hall 203
Linda Carlson Office Support Specialist 815-753-1576 Lowden Hall 203
Jenney Ferris Grants and Contracts Associate 815-753-6131 Lowden Hall 203
Ashley Golz Award Coordinator 815-753-4323 Lowden Hall 305
Sue Gossman Post-award Specialist 815-753-6062 LH 203C
Dana Hoefle Proposal Coordinator 815-753-0830 Faraday Hall 352
Dara Little Associate Vice President 815-753-9285 Lowden Hall 305 
Donna Martin Associate Director, Pre-Award  815-753-9279 Graham Hall 318
Claire Mogren Senior Proposal Coordinator 815-753-6321 Lowden Hall 305
Katie Mowers Senior Grants and Contracts Associate 815-753-3402

Lowden Hall 203

Maria Nihei Assistant Director Pre-Award 815-753-4533 Psychology/Computer Science Bldg 355
Jeannie Peterson Office Support Specialist 815-753-9176 Lowden Hall 305
Vanessa Poling Proposal Coordinator 815-753-1581 Lowden Hall 305
Amy Schmidt Grants and Contracts Associate 815-753-6059 Lowden Hall 203
Sarah Senechalle Associate Director, Award Acceptance 815-753-9278 Lowden Hall 305
Ellen Smith Grants and Contracts Associate 815-753-1113 Lowden Hall 203
Shelli Solfisburg Proposal Coordinator 815-753-0748 Lowden Hall 305
Caitlin Teague Grants and Contracts Associate 815-753-1133 Lowden Hall 203
Katie Thielk Senior Award Coordinator 815-753-3850  Lowden Hall 305
Whitney Wells Administrative Aid 815-753-1490 Lowden Hall 305
Barbara Whitesel Associate Director, Post-Award  815-753-6061 Lowden Hall 203

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Office of Innovation

Name Title Email Location
Karinne Bredberg Director of Innovation Partnerships and Technology Transfer Lowden Hall 301
Federico Bassetti Assistant Director for Innovation and Economic Development Barsema Hall 328
Mark Hankins Assistant Director for Technology Transfer Lowden Hall 301
Bryan Flower Assistant Director for Food System Innovation Lowden Hall 301

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Center for Burma Studies

Name Title Phone Email Location
Catherine Raymond Director 815-753-0512 Pottenger House 101
Carmin Berchiolly Program Coordinator 815-753-0512 Pottenger House 101

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Information Services

Name Title Phone Email Location
Eric Biletzky Manager, Information Services 815-753-3439 Lowden Hall 202
Julie Miller eRA Coordinator 815-753-1583 Lowden Hall 301

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Research Support

Name Title Phone Email Location
Ximena Burgin Associate Director 815-753-4506 Lowden Hall 301

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Budget Office

Name Title Phone Email Location
Cara Carlson Business Manager 815-753-1826 Lowden Hall 301
Dawn Crawford Budget Analyst I 815-753-0828 Lowden Hall 301
Kathleen Hughes-James Administrative Aide 815-753-9471 Lowden Hall 301

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Office of Research Development

Name Title Phone Email Location
Kellie Dyslin Director 815-753-7090 Lowden Hall 305

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