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Division Staff Contacts

  • Harold Blackman

    Harold Blackman

    Interim Vice President for Research

    Oversees all programs, policies, and infrastructure within the Division of Research and Economic Development.

    Oversees all programs, policies, and infrastructure within the Division of Research and Economic Development.

  • Kathy Aruajo

    Kathleen Araújo

    Director of the Energy Policy Institute - Center for Advanced Energy Studies

    Directs the Energy Policy Institute, including the strategic management of research, advising, programming and business development.

    Directs the Energy Policy Institute, including the strategic management of research, advising, programming and business development.

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    Todd Cooper

    Director, Economic Development

    Focuses on strategic relationships, initiatives and programs that continuously leverage university and community assets to strengthen Idaho’s economy and provide a prepared and relevant workforce.

    Office of the Vice President

    Focuses on strategic relationships, initiatives and programs that continuously leverage university and community assets to strengthen Idaho’s economy and provide a prepared and relevant workforce.

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    Karen Henry

    Associate Vice President, Sponsored Programs

    Represents the interests of sponsored program administration on campus and to external sponsors, including policy development and administrative guidance to faculty and staff.

    Office of Sponsored Programs

    Represents the interests of sponsored program administration on campus and to external sponsors, including policy development and administrative guidance to faculty and staff.

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    John Gardner

    Director of the CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute

  • Jana LaRosa

    Jana LaRosa

    Coordinator, Research Development

    Responsible for project management of large-scale, multi-discipline Institutional level grants. Assists faculty in strategy, coordination, communication, writing and editing for grant proposals. Develops tools, technique, and process around proposal development best practice.

    Responsible for project management of large-scale, multi-discipline Institutional level grants. Assists faculty in strategy, coordination, communication, writing and editing for grant proposals. Develops tools, technique, and process around proposal development best practice.

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    Kimberly Long

    Business Operations Manager for the Office of Technology Transfer and the Distinguished Educator in Residence

    Special projects oversight and administrative support.

    Special projects oversight and administrative support.

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    Matt Lundgren

    Interim Director, Office of Research Compliance

    Responsible for programs and education related to compliance awareness and accountability involving human subjects, animal welfare, biosafety/biohazards, and research misconduct.

    Responsible for programs and education related to compliance awareness and accountability involving human subjects, animal welfare, biosafety/biohazards, and research misconduct.

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    Virginia Pellegrini

    Director of Development

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    Brianne Phillips

    Research Promotions and Communications Specialist

    Helps shape the division’s communications, media relations, marketing and promotions, web writing and development, video productions, social media, events and other outreach. Also edits EXPLORE magazine.

    Helps shape the division’s communications, media relations, marketing and promotions, web writing and development, video productions, social media, events and other outreach. Also edits EXPLORE magazine.

  • Steve Swanson

    Steve Swanson

    Distinguished Educator in Residence

    Provides vision and leadership in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), represents the university and initiates opportunities, locally and nationally, using his experience as a computer scientist and former NASA astronaut.
    Click here to request an appearance

    Provides vision and leadership in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), represents the university and initiates opportunities, locally and nationally, using his experience as a computer scientist and former NASA astronaut.
    Click here to request an appearance

  • Katy Ritter

    Katy Ritter Weiser

    Director, Office of Technology Transfer

    OTT is responsible for the management of IP. OTT functions include evaluating and patenting of inventions, licensing of IP, administering non-disclosure and material transfer agreements and providing support to other university units in copyright, trademark, and research funding agreements.

    Office of Technology Transfer

    OTT is responsible for the management of IP. OTT functions include evaluating and patenting of inventions, licensing of IP, administering non-disclosure and material transfer agreements and providing support to other university units in copyright, trademark, and research funding agreements.

  • Robyn Williams

    Robyn Williams

    Executive Assistant

    Handles administrative matters directly relating to the Division of Research and Economic Development office.

    Office of the Vice President

    Handles administrative matters directly relating to the Division of Research and Economic Development office.

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    Isabell Bruce

    Sponsored Project Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs

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    Jeremy Clark

    Research Accountant, EPSCoR

    Responsible for financial management of large-scale EPSCoR awards under the Division of Research and Economic Development. Responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, auditing and reporting to sponsors, as well as the review of sub-recipient spending. Acts as liaison between the Principle Investigators and Office of Sponsored Programs.

    Responsible for financial management of large-scale EPSCoR awards under the Division of Research and Economic Development. Responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, auditing and reporting to sponsors, as well as the review of sub-recipient spending. Acts as liaison between the Principle Investigators and Office of Sponsored Programs.

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    Debbie DeNinno

    Contract Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Fields administrative questions, routes awards and contracts for signatures, and provides other services.

    Fields administrative questions, routes awards and contracts for signatures, and provides other services.

  • Timothy Doyle

    Timothy Doyle

    Financial Tech, Office of Sponsored Programs

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    Dennis Feeney

    Special Project Coordinator

    Reviews, evaluates and processes data records and/or documents; updates and maintains patent database and federal reporting database and resolves any problems; creates utilization reports; patent filings; reviews, processes and tracks documents and agreements.  Researches and develops best practices toward creating a procedural guide for project management implementation and assesses program outcomes on a regular basis in coordination with the Director of the Office of Technology Transer, the VP of Research and Economic Development and other DoRED staff.

    Reviews, evaluates and processes data records and/or documents; updates and maintains patent database and federal reporting database and resolves any problems; creates utilization reports; patent filings; reviews, processes and tracks documents and agreements.  Researches and develops best practices toward creating a procedural guide for project management implementation and assesses program outcomes on a regular basis in coordination with the Director of the Office of Technology Transer, the VP of Research and Economic Development and other DoRED staff.

  • Stu Fox

    Stu Fox

    Sponsored Programs Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Provides fiscal support for awards; reviews and approves budget revisions and fiscal compliance requirements. Submits fiscal reports to sponsors, invoice and draw downs, and monitoring of expenditures and fund balances.

    Provides fiscal support for awards; reviews and approves budget revisions and fiscal compliance requirements. Submits fiscal reports to sponsors, invoice and draw downs, and monitoring of expenditures and fund balances.

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    Chelsea Garrison

    Animal Coordinator, Office of Research Compliance

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    Linda Georgiev

    Senior Research Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Serves the campus research community by assisting with proposal development, interpreting guidelines, building budgets and submitting proposals. Also, contributes to research development activities and process improvements.

    Serves the campus research community by assisting with proposal development, interpreting guidelines, building budgets and submitting proposals. Also, contributes to research development activities and process improvements.

  • Cara Greenlee

    Cara Greenlee

    Contract Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Reviews, interprets and negotiates agreement terms and conditions to ensure compliance with university, state and federal regulations; issues subrecipient agreements and negotiates terms and conditions with subrecipients.

    Reviews, interprets and negotiates agreement terms and conditions to ensure compliance with university, state and federal regulations; issues subrecipient agreements and negotiates terms and conditions with subrecipients.

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    Selma Hadziselimovic

    SR ERP System Analyst, Office of Sponsored Programs

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    Christine Harpham

    Administrative Assistant II, Office of Sponsored Programs

  • Heather Hicks

    Heather Hicks

    ERP System Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs

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    Elizabeth Hoeper

    Sponsored Project Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs

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    Taylor Kaserman

    Sponsored Projects Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs

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    Erin Keen

    Proposal Coordinator, Pre-Award Services

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    Samantha Lind

    Sponsored Projects Administrator

    Provides fiscal support for awards; reviews and approves budget revisions and fiscal compliance requirements. Submits fiscal reports to sponsors, invoice and draw downs, and monitoring of expenditures and fund balances.

    Provides fiscal support for awards; reviews and approves budget revisions and fiscal compliance requirements. Submits fiscal reports to sponsors, invoice and draw downs, and monitoring of expenditures and fund balances.

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    Jennifer Lutke

    Operations Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Manages post-award administration of sponsored projects. Responsible for day-to-day financial operations related to sponsored project activity, oversees the year end closeout process, is the point of contact for external auditors.

    Manages post-award administration of sponsored projects. Responsible for day-to-day financial operations related to sponsored project activity, oversees the year end closeout process, is the point of contact for external auditors.

  • Corrie Newland

    Corrie Newland

    Cost Accountant, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Collects and reports financial data for the F&A rate development and negotiation, helps set up recharge centers related to research activity, and provides quality assurance oversight of financial transactions to ensure compliance with federal cost principles. Serves as a liaison to faculty, research staff and financial administrators to evaluate current procedures, develop new procedures, and conduct training.

    Collects and reports financial data for the F&A rate development and negotiation, helps set up recharge centers related to research activity, and provides quality assurance oversight of financial transactions to ensure compliance with federal cost principles. Serves as a liaison to faculty, research staff and financial administrators to evaluate current procedures, develop new procedures, and conduct training.

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    Bev Montgomery

    Animal Research Coordinator

  • Kimberly Page

    Kimberly Page

    Manager of Pre-Award Services, Office of Sponsored Programs

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    Eva Petersen

    Animal Research Coordinator

    Office of Research Compliance
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    Denise Pfeifer

    Research Project Manager

    Responsible for the financial, administrative management and day to day operations of administering the NSF EPSCOR and other research funded projects.

    Responsible for the financial, administrative management and day to day operations of administering the NSF EPSCOR and other research funded projects.

  • Andrea Rayborn

    Andrea Rayborn

    Senior Systems Analyst, Office of Sponsored Programs

  • Jared Romero

    Jared Romero

    Assistant Director, Office of Research Compliance

    Responsible for the university’s Animal Care and Use Program. Supports and coordinates the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

    Responsible for the university’s Animal Care and Use Program. Supports and coordinates the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

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    Jessie Roth

    Research Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs

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    Linda Ryalls

    Assistant Operations Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs

  • Dick Sevier

    Dick Sevier

    Coordinator, CAES Technical Assistance Program (C-TAP)

    Point of contact for C-TAP, a program that engages Boise State’s technical and scientific resources to provide solutions to complex problems facing local and regional companies.

    Point of contact for C-TAP, a program that engages Boise State’s technical and scientific resources to provide solutions to complex problems facing local and regional companies.

  • Matt Smith

    Matt Smith

    Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Represents the interests of sponsored program administration on campus and to external sponsors, including policy development and administrative guidance to faculty and staff.

    Represents the interests of sponsored program administration on campus and to external sponsors, including policy development and administrative guidance to faculty and staff.

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    Diana Smlatic

    Sponsored Project Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Provides fiscal support for awards; reviews and approves budget revisions and fiscal compliance requirements. Submits fiscal reports to sponsors, invoice and draw downs, and monitoring of expenditures and fund balances.

    Provides fiscal support for awards; reviews and approves budget revisions and fiscal compliance requirements. Submits fiscal reports to sponsors, invoice and draw downs, and monitoring of expenditures and fund balances.

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    Piper Traywick

    IRB Coordinator

  • Ben Victor

    Benjamin Victor

    Artist in Residence and Professor of the Practice

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    Fanny Wilson

    Assistant Contract Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Reviews, interprets and negotiates agreement terms and conditions to ensure compliance with university, state and federal regulations; issues subrecipient agreements and negotiates terms and conditions with subrecipients.

    Reviews, interprets and negotiates agreement terms and conditions to ensure compliance with university, state and federal regulations; issues subrecipient agreements and negotiates terms and conditions with subrecipients.

  • Francine Winkle

    Francine Winkle

    IRB Coordinator, Office of Research Compliance

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    Sandi Yorita

    Administrator, Office of Sponsored Projects

    Provides fiscal support for awards; reviews and approves budget revisions and fiscal compliance requirements. Submits fiscal reports to sponsors, invoice and draw downs, and monitoring of expenditures and fund balances.

    Provides fiscal support for awards; reviews and approves budget revisions and fiscal compliance requirements. Submits fiscal reports to sponsors, invoice and draw downs, and monitoring of expenditures and fund balances.

  • Division of Research and Economic Development Office

    1910 University Drive, Administration Building, Suite 214, Boise, Idaho 83725-1135
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