Texas Tech University: Office of Research Services

Staff Directory

Kathleen Harris

Kathleen Harris

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Kathleen Harris is Senior Associate Vice President for Research in the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR). In this position she assists the VPR and Tech Transfer with policy-making decisions concerning the research infrastructure of the university and directs the day-to-day operation of the Office of Research Services.

Jennifer Horn

Jennifer Horn

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Jennifer Horn is Associate Managing Director in the Office of Research Services. She negotiates research-related agreements with industry, other educational institutions, and private foundations.

Jay McMillan

Amy Cook

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Amy Cook serves as Associate Director of Research Services for the Office of Research Services. In her role she writes and reviews contracts, subcontracts and agreements; negotiates awards; resolves questions from sponsors and investigators; monitors technical reporting; and maintains and supports database application.

Emily Everette

Emily Everette

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Emily Everette serves as Unit Supervisor in the Office of Research Services. In her role she assists the Senior Associate Vice President for Research in addition to handling personnel action forms, travel, and various duties for ORS staff.

Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith

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Nicole R. Smith serves as Lead Specialist for the Office of Research Services. In this role, she inputs proposal and compliance information into the database, conducts monthly reporting, and maintains miscellaneous agreements.

Pre-Award Services
Laura Bilbao

Laura Bilbao

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Laura Bilbao serves as Sr. Analyst for the Pre-Award Team in the Office of Research Services. In this role she works with faculty members to develop budgets for proposals, checks proposals for completeness and prepares them for mailing to agencies.

Cory Blackwell

Cory L. Blackwell

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Cory L. Blackwell serves as a Senior Analyst for the Office of Research Services. In his role as a pre-award team member, he works with faculty/staff/students to develop budgets for their proposals, check proposals for completeness and prepare them for submission to different agencies.

Karen Bone

Karen L. Bone

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Karen Bone serves as an Analyst II for the Office of Research Services. In her role as a pre-award team member, she works with faculty/staff/students to develop budgets for their proposals, check proposals for completeness and prepare them for submission to different agencies.

Josey Nwankwo

Abdul Nayeem Mohammed

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Abdul Nayeem Mohammed is a Graduate Student Assistant for the Office of Research Services. He serves as IT support, which includes developing and hosting web applications, and maintenance and troubleshooting of PC hardware and software. Nayeem plans to graduate in December of 2013 with a Master's in computer science.

Reda Rafei

Reda Rafei

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Reda Rafei serves as Analyst II for the Office of Research Services. She works with faculty members to develop budgets for their proposals, checks proposals for completeness and prepares them for submission, and assists with training.

Shayne Sims

Shayne Sims

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Shayne Sims serves as Lead Analyst for the Pre-Award Team in the Office of Research Services. In this position she assists faculty, staff and students in preparing and submitting proposals for sponsored projects. She provides administrative support in completing the research proposal and provides budget support and review for proposals submitted.

Colette Solpietro

Colette Solpietro

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Colette Solpietro serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of Research Services. In this position she manages the Proposal Services Team for the Office of Research Services.

Post-Award Services
Carla Cavender

Angela Beikmann

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Angela Beikmann serves as sponsored program analyst for the Office of Research Services. She is post award administrator for the Whitacre College of Engineering, College of Architecture, The Honors College, KOHM, CELDI and the Neuroimaging Institute.

Jennifer Chavira

Jennifer Chavira

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Jennifer Chavira serves as Lead Analyst for the Office of Research Services. In her position she is post-award administrator for the Rawls College of Business Administration, Colleges of Visual & Performing Arts, Arts & Sciences, Mass Communications, as well as the High Performance Computing Center, ICASALS, Institutional Diversity, Texas Tech Libraries, Museum of Texas Tech, the President's Office, the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Center, and the Vietnam Center.

Brittney Moore

Brittney Moore

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Brittney Moore serves as Analyst II for the Office of Research Services. In her position she serves as a post-award administrator and establishes budgets, approves budget revisions, validates and approves equipment purchases, and prepares and reviews subcontracts and professional service agreements.

Ashley Whisenant

Ashley Whisenant

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Ashley Whisenant is a Senior Analyst for the Office of Research Services. In her position she serves as post-award administrator for: the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (excluding Animal and Food Sciences), Landscape Architecture, The School of Law, Visual and Performing Arts, Architecture, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, College of Education, and the International Cultural Center.

Office of Research Services

Office of Research Services
349 Administration
Box 41035 | MS 1035
Lubbock, TX 79409-1035
(806) 742-3884 ofc | (806) 742-3892 fax
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