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Office of the Vice President for Research

Bob Walters
Robert Walters

Vice President for Research

301 Burruss Hall

540-231-6077

Srinath Ekkad
Srinath Ekkad

Associate Vice President for Research Programs

301 Burruss Hall

sekkad@vt.edu

Martin Daniel
Martin Daniel

Associate Vice President for Research Operations

301 Burruss Hall

540-231-6077

Beth Tranter
Beth Tranter

Chief of Staff for Vice President of Research

340-D Burruss Hall

540-231-1782

Terry Herdman
Terry Herdman

Associate Vice President for Research Computing

Wright House

Sandra K. Muse
Sandra K. Muse

Senior Director for Research Faculty Initiatives

301 Burruss Hall

540-231-9380

Matt Swift

Matt Swift

Director of Research Data Systems

340 Burruss Hall

Cindy Spangler
Cindy Spangler

Manager of Fiscal Affairs

340 Burruss Hall

540-231-9383

John Pastor
John Pastor

Director of Communications

311 Burruss Hall

540-231-5646

Bobby Hash
Bobby Hash

Webmaster/Junior Developer

309-A Burruss Hall

540-231-8835

Kathy Acosta
Kathy Acosta

Graphic Designer

309-B Burruss Hall

kacosta@vt.edu

540-231-0704

Alicia Houchins
Alicia Houchins

Accountant

340 Burruss Hall

540-231-0623

Deborah L. Nester
Deborah L. Nester

Executive Secretary Senior

301 Burruss Hall

540-231-1483

Wendy Vaughn
Wendy Vaughn

Executive Assistant

340 Burruss Hall

vaughnw@vt.edu

540-231-4785

Monica T. Rich
Monica T. Rich

Executive Assistant

301 Burruss Hall

mrich14@vt.edu

540-231-6077

 

 

     

Office of Research Human Resources

Amel Cuskovic
Amel Cuskovic

Human Resources Manager

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4100
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0921)

540-231-9359

 

Kristin Gilbert
Kristin Gilbert

Human Resources Generalist

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4100
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0921)

540-231-9359

 

 

 

Research Education and Administrative Compliance

Linda Bucy
Linda Bucy

Assistant Vice President for Finance and Controls
Conflict of Interest Officer

306 Burruss Hall

540-231-9477

Victoria Ratcliffe
Victoria Ratcliffe

Manager of Research Education and Development
Conflict of Interest Administrator

306 Burruss Hall

540-231-7964

Quinn Steen
Quinn Steen

Administrative Compliance Coordinator

306 Burruss Hall

qsteen@vt.edu

540-231-2336

 

Office of Research Compliance

David Moore
David Moore

Associate Vice President for Research Compliance and Acting Attending Veterinarian

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

540-231-4991

Tom Inzana
Tom Inzana

Research Integrity Officer

Life Sciences 1, Room 247

540-231-5188

Terry McCoy
Terry Sparks

Director, Office of Research Compliance

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

terrysparks@vt.edu

540-231-1835

Carmen T. Papenfuss
Carmen T. Papenfuss

Associate Director, Office of Research Compliance

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

540-231-4358

Andrea Nash
Andrea Nash

IRB Post Approval Monitoring Officer

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

540-231-0014

Stephanie Trout
Stephanie Trout

IACUC Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

strout@vt.edu

540-231-2166

J. Andrew Trent
J. Andrew Trent

IACUC Post Approval Monitoring Officer

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

iacucpam@vt.edu

540-231-7678

Vanessa Oetjens
Vanessa Oetjens

IACUC Administrative Specialist

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

540-231-0931

Kathy Smith
Kathy Cicora

IRB Protocol Reviewer

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

kasmith7@vt.edu

540-231-4606

Karen Young
Karen Young

IACUC Protocol Reviewer

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

Young@vt.edu

540-231-1460

Regina Allen
Regina Allen

IBC Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

Regina1@vt.edu

540-231-1910

Debbie Geiger
Debbie Geiger

IRB Administrative Specialist

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

debg14@vt.edu

540-231-3732

Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance

David Brady
David Brady

Director and Facility Security Officer

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4400
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540- 231-3801

Michael Kendrick
Michael Kendrick

Export and Secure Research Program Manager (Acting)

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4400
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-6902

Michael Kendrick
Tom Czamanske

Export and Secure Research Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4400
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-5878

Amanda Gland
Amanda Gland

Administrative/Database Specialist

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4400
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-6642

John Talerico
John Talerico

Export and Secure Research Program Manager and Deputy Facility Security Officer

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4400
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-6583

David Brady
Nicholas Littier

Secure Research Program Administrator and Assistant Facility Security Officer

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4400
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-553-3951

Warren Lucero
Warren Lucero

Automated Information Systems Security Manager

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4400
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-553-3802

T.J. Beckett
T.J. Beckett

Information Technology Analyst

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4400
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-9230

Tim Leake
Tim Leake

Contractor Special Security Officer

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4400
Blacksburg, VA 24061

tjleake@vt.edu

540-231-6246

 

 

 

Office of the University Veterinarian and Animal Resources

Tiffany M. Borjeson
Tiffany M. Borjeson

Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4120
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(MC 0497)

borjeson@vt.edu

540-231-1767

Charles Nwaihesie
Charles Nwaihesie

Vivarium Manager, Research Vivariums

1981 Kraft Drive, Room 1102

Mail Code: 0913

540-231-4355

Dixon Smiley
Dixon Smiley

Facility Manager, VTCRI Vivarium

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
    2 Riverside Circle, Room R-1116
    Roanoke, VA 24016

smileyd@vtc.vt.edu

540-526-2052

Diana Wilson
Diana Wilson

Lead Technician, LS-1 Vivarium

Laboratory Animal Research

540-231-5378

Ben Arnold
Ben Arnold

Animal Care Tech C, LS-1 Vivarium

110 Litton Reaves Hall

540-231-5132

Dana H. Reynolds
Dana H. Reynolds

Animal Care Tech C, LS-1 Vivarium

dareyno1@vt.edu

540-526-2052

Pam Suroski
Pam Suroski

Lead Technician, ILSB Vivarium

110 Litton Reaves Hall

540-231-5132

Velma Thompson
Velma McMurray

Secretary, Central Vivarium

110 Litton Reaves Hall

540-231-5132

Office of Sponsored Programs - Administrative

John Rudd Jr.
John Rudd Jr.

Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Programs Administration

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-5281

Katie Lucas
Katie Reaves

Associate Director - Operations & Special Assistant to the AVP

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

lucakl@vt.edu

540-231-3193

Fatma Ragab
Fatma Ragab

Financial Business Manager

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

fragab@vt.edu

540-231-9505

Mechelle Hypes

Mechelle Hypes

Administrative Assistant

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

mhypes@vt.edu

540-231-5912

Office of Sponsored Programs - Pre Award

Lauren Magruder
Lauren Magruder

Director of Pre-Award

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

lmagrude@vt.edu

540-231-8054

Shannell Hardy
Shannell Farmer

Senior Associate Director of Pre-Award

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

shannell@vt.edu

540-231-5578

Anna Steen
Anna Steen

Senior Associate Director of Pre-Award

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

asteen@vt.edu

540-231-9168

Meghan Thompson
Meghan Huber

Pre-Award / Contracts Administrator

Virginia Tech
Office of Sponsored Programs
900 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203-1809

(703) 216-8974

 

 

 

 

Robert Blackwell
Robert "Bob" Blackwell

Pre-Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

rcb05@vt.edu

540-231-4471

Aaron Akers
Aaron Akers

Pre-Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

aakers@vt.edu

540-231-9386

Jane Lee
Jane Lee

Pre-Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-6653

Laura Rasnick
Laura Rasnick

Pre-Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-9585

Sarah Lawrence
Heather Little

Pre-Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

hlittle@vt.edu

540-231-6423

Erin Nimitz
Erin Nimitz

Pre-Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-6042

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Trevor Kuether

Pre-Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

tkuether@vt.edu

no photo
Na Ren

Pre-Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

nren@vt.edu

540-231-8409

Office of Sponsored Programs - Post Award

Kim Linkous
Kim Linkous

Director of Post-Award

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

linkousk@vt.edu

540-231-9372

Mike King
Mike King

Senior Associate Director of Post Award

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

king@vt.edu

540-231-8897

Connie Dolan
Connie Caldwell

Subcontract Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

cdolan@vt.edu

540-231-8217

Paige Selvey
Paige Selvey

Associate Director of Post Award II

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

pselvey@vt.edu

540-231-3659

Marsha Caldwell
Marsha Caldwell

PAR Technician

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

macaldwe@vt.edu

540-231-8788

Phaedra Lewis
Phaedra Lewis

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

phlewis@vt.edu

540-231-0028

Angela Page
Angela Page

Team Leader, Post Award

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

apage@vt.edu

540-231-7988

Cory Thompson
Cory Thompson

Team Leader, Post Award

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

CMThompson@vt.edu

540-231-6948

Linda Goad
Linda Goad

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

goadl@vt.edu

540-231-7347

Ashley McFadden
Nevada Davis

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-1427

Vicki Miller
Vicki Miller

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

millerv@vt.edu

540-231-7789

Vanessa Hall
Vanessa Hall

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

vanessa@vt.edu

540-231-9377

Jonathan Beasley
Jonathan Beasley

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-4577

Bera Cuskovic
Bera Cuskovic

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-9395

Mike Cutlip
Mike Cutlip

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-9379

Debbie Howery
Debbie Howery

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-9385

Alice Hamblin

Divyabala Amin

Quality Control and Compliance Officer

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

amind@vt.edu

540-231-9050

 

Tara Jones
Tara Jones

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

taraj@vt.edu

540-231-6624

Alice Hamblin
Alice Hamblin

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-9376

Tammy Quesenberry
Tammy Quesenberry

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

tqberry@vt.edu

540-231-1360

Anna Lester
Anna Lester

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-6229

Diane Turner
Diane Turner

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-9374

Tina Lawrence
Tina Lawrence

Post Award Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

tinalaw@vt.edu

540-231-2113

Laura Hefta

Laura Hefta

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

heftal@vt.edu

540-231-3188

Anna Lester
Wally Swink

Credit Analyst

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Terry Martin
Terry Martin

Various Funds Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

martinth@vt.edu

540-231-9341

 

 

Office of Sponsored Programs - Contracts Team

Frank Fitzgerald
Frank Fitzgerald

Associate Director, Contracts Team

300 Turner Street, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24060-3580

540-231-1216

Brett Lovell
Brett Lovell

Team Leader, Contracts Team

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

blovell@vt.edu

540-231-1443

Emilee Anderson
Emilee Anderson

Contract Associate

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-2593

Kristi Shaw
Kristi Shaw

Contract Associate

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-9279

Emmett Wright
Emmett Wright

Awards Team Leader and Contracts Associate

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

emwright@vt.edu

540-231-5606

Emmett Wright
Christy Cochrane

Awards Team

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

ccochrane@vt.edu

540-231-6638

Cyndy Williams
Cyndy Williams
Awards Team

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-3371

Cyndy Williams
Charlene Bell
Contract Associate

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

charle5@vt.edu

540-231-9393

 

Office of Sponsored Programs - Processors

Sonya Bratton
Sonya Bratton

Processor

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-5283

Crystal Moore
Crystal Moore

Processor

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-9390

Vanda Williams
Vanda Williams

Processor

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-6993

Meghan Thompson
Elizabeth Dishon

Administrative Assistant

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-8447

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties

Mark Coburn
Mark Coburn

President, VTIP

Corporate Research Center, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP)

540-951-9378

Margaret Rose
Margaret Rose

Director of Business Affairs and Controller

Corporate Research Center, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050

540-951-9694

Karen Mabry
Karen Mabry

Intellectual Property Specialist

Corporate Research Center, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050

540-951-9375

Lisa Akers
Lisa Akers

Accounting Specialist

Corporate Research Center, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050

540-951-9692

John Geikler
John Geikler

Senior Licensing Manager

Corporate Research Center, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050

540-443-9228

Greg Hess
Greg Hess

Senior Licensing Manager

Corporate Research Center, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050

540-443-9219

Li Chen
Li Chen

Licensing Associate

Corporate Research Center, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050

540-443-9217

Grant Brewer
Grant Brewer

Senior Licensing Associate

Corporate Research Center, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050

gbrewer@vtip.org

(540) 443-9218

Comprehensive Research Enterprise Solutions Team (CREST)

Carl Harris
Carl Harris

Principal Architect, Information Technology

Carl Harris
Matthew Mathai

Agile Process Coordinator, Information Technology

Chris Dunavant
Chris Dunavant

Lead Developer, OVPR

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-0669

Carl Harris
Michael Irwin

Developer, Information Technology

Machelle Hall
Machelle Hall

Functional Analyst, Product Owner, OVPR

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

mhall1@vt.edu

540-231-9408

Megan Degnan
Megan Degnan

Functional Analyst, OVPR

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

mdegnan@vt.edu

540-231-8055

Lisa Cotting
Lisa Cotting

Functional Analyst, OVPR

lcotting@vt.edu

540-391-0335

 

IT Staff

Neil Sedlak
Neil Sedlak

Information Systems Leader

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-2082

Aras Memisyazici
Aras "Russ" Memisyazici

Senior Systems Engineer

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-1172

Tariku Tsegie
Tariku Tsegie

Jr. Systems Administrator

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-9881

Chris Dunavant
Chris Dunavant

Senior Software Engineer

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-0669

Viet Bien Duong
Viet Bien Duong

Desktop Support Technician

North End Center
300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-4470