UA Office of Research Administration


The ORA staff is available by phone, email, Teams chat, or in-person by appointment. If visiting in-person, we are located in Leigh Hall, 5th floor.  ORA's mail code is +2102.  

College/Unit Department(s) Pre-Award Post-Award
BCAS Biology Mike Hewitt Valerie Henry
All others Mike Hewitt Taylor Maiher
BUS All Contact Katie Watkins Taylor Maiher
CEPS Biomedical Contact Katie Watkins Taylor Maiher
CBCE Jennifer Miller Taylor Maiher
Civil Contact Katie Watkins Kim Kemp
Computer Sci & CIS Jennifer Miller Kim Kemp
Dean's Office Jennifer Miller Taylor Maiher
Electrical & Computer Jennifer Miller Taylor Maiher
Mechanical  Jennifer Miller Kim Kemp
Polymer Sci/Polymer Eng Contact Katie Watkins Valerie Henry
CHHS All Contact Katie Watkins Kim Kemp
LAW All Contact Katie Watkins Taylor Maiher
Student Success Academic Achievement, Upward Bound Jennifer Miller Valerie Henry
Other Units OAA, ZipAssist Contact Katie Watkins Kim Kemp
Athletics, Medina, Wayne Contact Katie Watkins Contact Christie Rodgers
Archives, Libraries, Honors Contact Katie Watkins Taylor Maiher
For other units not listed, contact: Contact Katie Watkins Christie Rodgers
COVID-19 Relief Funding  Contact Katie Watkins COVID Expenditures

Name                                                                                Phone
Bausch, Suzanne, Vice President, Research and Business Engagement, and Dean, Graduate School  330-972-4688
Allen, Philip, Acting Associate Vice President of Research 330-972-6177
Julie BurnsAdministrative Coordinator, Research 330-972-8579
Henry, Valerie, Sr. Grant Accountant (post-award) 330-972-5246
  • BCAS: Biology
  • Other Units: Academic Achievement 
  • CIGAs for the above units
Hergenrather, Diane, Research Billing System Analyst 330-972-6816
Hewitt, Mike, Sr. Grants Coordinator 330-972-5741
  • BCAS: All
Jentner, Carolyn, Accounting Specialist & IRB Secretary 330-972-2461
Vacant Sr. Grant Accountant (post award)  
Maiher, Taylor, Sr. Grant Accountant (post award) 330-972-4673
  • BCAS: with the exception of Biology
  • BUS:  All
  • CEPS:  Biomedical, CBCE, Dean's Office, Comp Sci/CIS, ECE
  • LAW:  All
  • Other Units: Archives, Libraries, Honors
  • CIGAs for the above units
Miller, Jennifer, Sr. Grants Coordinator 330-972-7694
  • CEPS: CBCE, Computer Science & CIS, Dean's Office, ECE, Mechanical
  • Student Success: Academic Achievement, Upward Bound
  • CIGAs/internships:  All
Vacant, Mgr. Pre-Award Research Administration  
VacantSr. Grants Coordinator
Rodgers, Christie, Dir. Financial Research Administration  330-972-8450
Smith, Lois, COVID-19 Relief Funding Accountant 330-972-5215
Watkins, Katie, ORA Special Projects & IRB Administrator 330-972-6764
Student Assistants N/A