UA Office of Research Administration

In February 2019, the ORA moved to Leigh Hall, in the heart of campus.  UA metered visitor parking is usually available in front of the James A. Rhodes Arena or in the Student Union loop.  Both locations are less than a city block walk to Leigh Hall and can be located using the Maps feature on UA's homepage.

College/Unit Department(s) Pre-Award Post-Award
BCAS Biology Contact Emily Njus Contact Christie Rodgers
All others Contact Emily Njus Taylor Maiher
BUS All Emily Njus Taylor Maiher
CEPS Biomedical Emily Njus Contact Christie Rodgers
CBCE Jennifer Miller Taylor Maiher
Civil Emily Njus 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 Emily Njus Contact Christie Rodgers
CHHS All Contact Emily Njus Kim Kemp
LAW All Emily Njus Taylor Maiher
Student Success Academic Achievement, Upward Bound Jennifer Miller Contact Christie Rodgers
Other Units OAA, ZipAssist Emily Njus Kim Kemp
Athletics, Medina, Wayne Emily Njus Contact Christie Rodgers
Archives, Libraries, Honors Emily Njus Taylor Maiher
For other units not listed, contact: Emily Njus Christie Rodgers
COVID-19 Relief Funding  Emily Njus COVID Expenditures

Name Ext. Email

Allen, Philip, Acting Vice President of Research 

61276077 paallen@uakron.edu 

Campbell, Becky, Sr. Grant Coordinator (pre-award)

  • BCAS:  All 
  • CHHS:  All
2760 Contact: emily@uakron.edu

Campbell, Vivian, Sr. Grant Accountant (post-award)

  • BCAS:  Biology
  • CEPS:  Biomedical, PSPE
  • Student Success: Academic Achievement, Upward Bound
  • Other Non-Academic Units: Athletics, Medina, Wayne
  • CIGAs for the above units



Evans, Kathee, Coordinator/Asst. to Director and Assoc. Director

8579 krs1@uakron.edu

Hergenrather, Diane, Research Billing System Analyst

6816 dhergen@uakron.edu

Jentner, Carolyn, Accounting Specialist & IRB Secretary

2461 cj19@uakron.edu

Kemp, Kim, Sr. Grant Accountant (post-award)

  • CEPS:  Civil, Mechanical
  • CHHS:  All
  • Other Units: OAA, VP Student Affairs, SRWC, ZipAssist
  • CIGAs for the above units
6608 ksw9@uakron.edu

Maiher, Taylor, Grant Accountant

  • BCAS: with the exception of Biology
  • BUS:  All
  • CEPS:  CBCE, Dean's Office, Comp Sci/CIS, ECE
  • LAW:  All
  • Other Units: Archives, Libraries, Honors
  • CIGAs for the above units
4673 tam144@uakron.edu

Miller, Jennifer, Sr. Grants Coordinator

  • CEPS: CBCE,  Computer Science & CIS, Dean's Office, ECE, Mechanical
  • Student Success: Academic Achievement, Upward Bound
  • CIGAs/internships:  All
7694 jmiller1@uakron.edu

Njus, Emily, Mgr. Pre-Award Research Administration 

  • BUS: All
  • CEPS: Biomedical, Civil, PSPE 
  • LAW: All
  • Other Units: All, including OAA, VP Student Affairs, SWRC, ZipAssist, UA Libraries, Archives, Medina, etc.


Rodgers, Christie, Dir. Post-Award Research Administration



Smith, Lois, COVID-19 Relief Funding Accountant

5215 lois1@uakron.edu

Watkins, Kathryn, Director

6764 kwatkin@uakron.edu

Student Assistants


ORA Mailing Address, Location Info

U.S. Mail

The University of Akron

Office of Research Administration

Akron, OH  44325-2102

Campus Mail ORA +2102
Campus Location

Leigh Hall

Administration: inside LH 515

Administration & Staff:  LH 506

ORA Contact Information





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