The Office of Research is responsive to the needs of its faculty, staff and students in all aspects of research, with highly improved and timely dissemination of information in that regard from its component units.

The Proposal Development Services unit of the Office of Research serves to assist faculty in the planning, writing, and editing of grant proposals. The Proposal Development Officer coordinates the logistics of proposal development in Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Department of Research Funding and Pre-Award Services provides exceptional customer service and guidance to faculty, staff, and administrators in obtaining and administering extramural funding through proposal review, authorization, and transmission of proposals to funding agencies.

Research Enhancement and Regulatory Services department provides faculty, staff, and students the necessary support for research development travel and seed grant awards as well as support for issues relating to compliance with animal care and use, human subject use, use of radiation, and other hazardous substances.

Issues relating to post-award administration of grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and all other forms of sponsored programs awarded to the University are efficiently handled by Research Financial Services.

The Research Financial and Compliance Services is a department within the Office of Research which functions as an accounting and administrative office. This department is responsible for the post-award administration of grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and all other extramural sponsored programs awarded to the University. Research compliance activities are included as an integral element related to post-award services, substance and subject research, and general institutional compliance; the unit reviews and monitors grant-related activities, thereby assuring conformity to federal and state regulations and institutional policies.

Proposal Development Services
Contact Person Title Email Phone
David Owerbach, PhD Research Development Officer 713-313-4326
Research Funding & Pre-Award Services
Adana Brown Project Coordinator II 713-313-7457
Research Enhancement & Regulatory Services
Linda Gardiner, PhD Director 713-313-7208
Darnell Johnson, III, MS Industrial Hygienist 713-313-1336
Rhonni E. Dixon, BS Project Coordinator I 713-313-4301
Kimbler A. Lofton Office Administrator 713-313-4245
Research, Financial & Compliance Services
Diane W. Lewis, MBA Director 713-313-7876
Dantes Davies, MS Senior Grant Accountant 713-313-7039
Kathleen Calhoun, MPA Grant Accountant 713-313-7875
Minnie Wolridge, BS Grant Accountant 713-313-7874
Priscilla Seamster, MBA Office Administrator 713-313-7020
Cecilia Bruce, MBA Research Compliance Officer 713-313-7079
Last Updated: 10/27/17