Texas Tech University

OVPR Staff

Guy Loneragan, Ph.D. BVSc

Interim Vice President for Research

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Guy H. Loneragan, Ph.D. BVSc serves as Interim Vice President for Research. 

Guy Loneragan

Staff

Jason Cannon

Senior Editor

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Jason Cannon serves as senior editor in the Office of the Vice President for Research at Texas Tech University. From video production to audio podcasting and more, he develops content to highlight the university's research efforts and academic pursuits.

Emma Carrasco

Executive Associate

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Emma Carrasco serves as Executive Associate for the Vice President for Research.

Emma Carrasco

Amy Cook

Managing Director, ORS

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Amy Cook serves as Managing Director, contract negotiator, for the Office of Research Services. In her role, she writes and reviews contracts, subcontracts, and agreements, negotiates awards, and resolves questions from sponsors and investigators for all private companies. Amy also manages the ORS Award Services team.

Amy Cook

Mindali Dean

Senior Administrator

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Mindali Dean is Senior Administrator for the Research Development Team in the Office of the Vice President of Research.

Dustin Delano

Administrator

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Dustin Delano serves as Administrator in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this role, he assists multiple personnel inside and outside of the OVPR and is a general contact for the office.

Emma Carrasco

Patricia DeLucia, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research, Faculty Affairs

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Patricia R. DeLucia, Ph.D. serves as associate vice president for research for faculty affairs for the Office of the Vice President for Research where she is responsible for faculty award nominations and recognition opportunities.

Pat DeLucia

David Dorsett

Research Facilities Manager

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David Dorsett manages the research facilities that are under the OVPR administration, including the Experimental Sciences Building and East Loop Research Building. 

D Dorsett

Marianne Evola, Ph.D.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Administrator

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Marianne Evola works under the supervision of Alice M. Young, Ph.D. to raise awareness to the importance of responsible and safe research practices in all research trainees. Furthermore, for personnel subject to mandatory RCR training, she monitors training compliance.

Marianne Evola

Hannah Fields

Senior Editor

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As a senior editor for the Office of the Vice President of Research, Hannah writes and edits content that showcases the academic research pursuits of Texas Tech University.

hannah fields

Sylvia Garcia

Administrative Assistant

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Sylvia Garcia serves as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Sylvia Garcia

Aruna Gamanayake

Programmer Analyst

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Aruna Gamanayake is a Programmer Analyst II under Director of Programming for the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this position, he is responsible for handling support requests for the institution web development and reporting applications.

Aruna Gamanyake

Kimberly Gramm

Managing Director of the Innovation Hub at Research Park

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Kimberly Gramm, Managing Director of the Innovation Hub at Research Park, joined Texas Tech University in April 2016. 

Kimberly Gramm

Kaitlyn Hale

Senior Editor

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Kaitlyn Hale serves as senior editor in the area of research and academic communications. She maintains the Office of the Provost and Office of the Vice President for Research websites  and assists in developing communications for both offices.

Kaitlyn Hale

Michele Hamilton

Senior Director of Finance and Administration

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Michele Hamilton is the Senior Director of Finance and Administration.

Michele Hamilton

Kathleen Everett Harris, Ed.D.

Senior Associate Vice President for Research, Operations

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Kathleen Everett Harris is Senior Associate Vice President for Research of Operations.

Kathleen Harris

Jennifer Horn, J.D.

Managing Director of Export and Security Compliance

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Jennifer Horn serves as the managing director of export and security compliance in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In her role, Horn provides training for labs conducting export restricted research, handles inquiries related to regulatory issues, conducts restricted party screening, develops technology control plans, and reviews research-related exports of materials and equipment.

Jennifer Horm

Kelsie Jackson, Ph.D.

Administrator for Financial Conflict of Interest

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Kelsie Jackson serves as Administrator for Financial Conflict of Interest (fCOI) and Executive Secretary to the Investigator Financial Disclosure Committee (IFDC). 

Kelsie Jackson

Jake Keas

Programmer Analyst IV

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Jake Keas is a Programmer Analyst IV for the Office of Vice President of Research. In his position, he is responsible for monthly reporting of institution wide metrics, responding to ad hoc requests, and the development and maintenance of reporting databases and applications.

Jake Keas

Esther Lucey

Senior Analyst, HRPP

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Esther Lucey serves as a Lead Analyst in the office of Human Research Protection Program.

Amy Mire

Senior Specialist

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Amy Mire serves as a Senior Specialist in the Office of the Vice President for Research. She provides administrative support for the four Associate Vice Presidents for Research as well as others within the department.

Amy Mire

Sally Post

Senior Director, Research & Academic Communications

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Sally Post oversees research and academic communications in the Office of the Vice President for Research. 

Sally Post

Carrie Romo, J.D.

Senior Proposal Development Administrator

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Carrie Romo currently serves as Senior Proposal Development Administrator for the Research Development Team (RDT) in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this role, she works with faculty to develop large, multi-disciplinary proposals to federal agencies and corporate foundations.

Carrie Romo

Rick Shupe

Senior Analyst/ Program Coordinator, HRPP

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Rick Shupe provides support to Texas Tech investigators in the processing of submitting new proposals of their research studies involving human subjects and continues that support to investigators requesting protocol extensions, amendments and terminations.

Rick Shupe

Tyler Sims

Senior Analyst, HRPP

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Tyler Sims serves as the senior analyst in the Human Research Protection Program. In this role, he provides training to faculty, staff, and student investigators on implementation of the Cayuse IRB online submission system for research involving human subjects

Tyler Sims

David Snow, Ph.D. 

Senior Managing Director of the Office of Research Commercialization

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David E. Snow oversees the assessment, protection, and management of the intellectual property portfolio across all Texas Tech campuses.

David Snow

Josie Solis

Business Manager

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Josie Solis serves as the Business Manager in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Josie Solis

CassiDe Street, Ph.D.

Section Manager, HRPP

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CassiDe Street serves as the section manager for the Human Research Protection Program. She serves as the direct liaison to the IRB chair and associate chair.

Casside Street

Kay Tindle, Ed.D. 

Director, Research Development Team

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Kay Tindle currently serves as the Director for the Research Development Team (RDT) in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Kayla Tindle

 

Alice Young, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research, Responsible Research

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Alice Young, Ph.D. is Associate Vice President for Research-Responsible Research in the Office of the Vice President for Research and professor of psychological sciences at Texas Tech University and of pharmacology and neuroscience at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Alice Young

Student Assistants

Jeremy Cummings

Student Assistant, VPR

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Jeremy Cummings is a student assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

 

 

Owen Key

Student Assistant, VPR

Owen Key is a student assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

 

 

Jessica Medina

Student Assistant, VPR

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Jessica Medina is a Student Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research. She is a TTU accounting major with a minor in Spanish and human resource development.

 

 

Danny Perez

Student Assistant, Research Development Team

Danny Perez is a student assistant for the Research Development Team.

 

 

Katya Torres-Ulloa

Student Assistant, Research Development Team

Katya Torres-Ulloa is a student assistant for the Research Development Team.