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                                                                                Phone
Allen, Philip, Acting Vice President of Research 330-972-6177
Beane, Kali, Sr. Grants Coordinator 330-972-4650
  • To be determined; contact Emily Njus
Evans, Kathee, Coordinator/Asst. to VPR and Director 330-972-8579
Henry, Valerie, Sr. Grant Accountant (post-award) 330-972-5246
Hergenrather, Diane, Research Billing System Analyst 330-972-6816
Jentner, Carolyn, Accounting Specialist & IRB Secretary 330-972-2461
Kemp, Kim, Sr. Grant Accountant (post award) 330-972-6608
  • CEPS: Civil, Mechanical
  • CHHS: All
  • Other Units: OAA, VP Student Affairs, SRWC, Zipassist
  • CIGAs for the above units
Maiher, Taylor, Grant Accountant (post award) 330-972-4673
  • 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
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
Njus, Emily, Mgr. Pre-Award Research Administration 330-972-2760
  • 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. Financial Research Administration  330-972-8450
Smith, Lois, COVID-19 Relief Funding Accountant 330-972-5215
Watkins, Katie, Director 330-972-6764
Student Assistants N/A

Contact us!

Phone:  330-972-7666

Fax:  330-972-4850

Homepage: uakron.edu/research/ora

Visit us in Leigh Hall


  522, 523 (inside suite 515)