Associate VPR

  1. Carolina Avendano

    Service: Associate VPR

    Strategic Projects Program Director

    Carolina Avendano

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Strategic Projects Program Director

    cavendan@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3846
    940 Grace Hall

    Carolina Avendano serves as the Strategic Projects Program Director for Notre Dame Research Administration and Compliance (NDRAC). She works closely with and supports the director in managing program priorities, initiatives, and activities. Carolina comes to NDRAC with more than 10 years of experience in research administration and collaborative research efforts; prior to joining NDRAC she was the Director of Research Operations for the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative. Before coming to Notre Dame in 2020, Carolina held positions as the Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Support Office, and the Director of Programs and Operations for the Office of STEM Engagement at Rice University. Carolina holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI.

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  2. Liz Rulli

    Service: Associate VPR

    Associate Vice President for Research

    Liz Rulli

    Research Administration and Compliance, Senior Leadership Team

    Associate Vice President for Research

    lrulli@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

    Liz Rulli was appointed Associate Vice President for Research in 2008 with an emphasis on research administration. She leads all research-related aspects of pre- and post-award operations, compliance and is responsible for the financial and administrative affairs of all units reporting to Notre Dame Research. Liz has more than 20 years experience in university and research administration; prior to joining Notre Dame Research, Liz was Director of Financial Affairs for the Vice President for Research at Purdue University. Liz has a Bachelors of Science in Management and a Masters of Science in Management from Purdue University.

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  3. Johanna Summers

    Service: Associate VPR

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    Johanna Summers

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    jdreitzl@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1095
    940 Grace Hall

    Joey Summers serves as the senior administrative assistant for Notre Dame Research in Grace Hall. In her role, she supports the associate vice president for research and the NDR Administration and Compliance organizations. Previously, Joey was the office and events coordinator for NDR, as well as the administrative assistant at the Harper Cancer Research Institute. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public and non-profit administration from Grand Valley State University. She is currently pursuing an Executive Master's in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

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Proposal Preparation

  1. Ed Ackerley

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    Ed Ackerley

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    wackerly@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5488
    143 Galvin Life Science Center/Freimann Life Science Center

    Ed Ackerley joined Notre Dame Research in 2010 and is a Pre-Award Program Manager. In this role, he assists faculty and other principal investigators in the College of Science with grant applications and other pre-award activities. Ed came to the University of Notre Dame from Saint Mary’s College, where he served as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Additionally, he has experience in development, fundraising, and grant writing through previous positions at Knox College and Roosevelt University. 

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  2. Rachel Crites

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Pre-Award Program Specialist

    Rachel Crites

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Specialist

    rcrites@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8252
    233 Nieuwland Science Hall

    In 2023, Rachel Crites joined the Pre-Award Team with Notre Dame Research. In this role, Rachel advises principal investigators in grant proposal development. In addition to this appointment, Rachel works for the Department of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame as a Term Assistant Teaching Professor. She is the primary instructor of Human Anatomy. Prior to this position, Rachel gained experience teaching human anatomy to Notre Dame juniors/seniors and first year medical students from Indiana University School of Medicine - South Bend.

    In 2022, Rachel Crites graduated with her Master of Science in Biology from the University of Notre Dame. Before joining Notre Dame, Rachel graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Evolution and Ecology from the Ohio State University. During undergrad, she completed several research projects to graduate with research distinction. Rachel also spent one summer in Chicago, where she conducted research at The Field Museum of Natural History. Rachel has presented at local, region, and national conferences, supports women in science, and has a passion for student mentorship.

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  3. Allison M. DeBlock

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    Allison M. DeBlock

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    asheets2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0474
    940 Grace Hall

    Allison (Sheets) DeBlock joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 and serves as Pre-Award Program Manager. She is responsible for providing assistance to Notre Dame faculty in the development of proposals for external funding. Allison graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Gender Studies. She graduated in 2017 from Clemson University with a Master of Science in Applied Sociology and has previously worked for several nonprofits in the South Bend area, including the YWCA of North Central Indiana and the Council on Aging of Elkhart County.

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  4. Mark DeVore

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    Mark DeVore

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    mdevore@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7973
    263B Fitzpatrick Hall

    Mark DeVore is a Pre-Award Program Manager and serves the College of Engineering. He has been with the University since 2000, previously serving as a Technical Consultant and Electronic Research Administrator. In his current role, Mark assists Engineering faculty with the development and implementation of sponsored research proposals. Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bethel College.

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  5. Mary Greene

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    Mary Greene

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    mgreene5@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7798
    105 McCourtney Hall

    Mary Greene joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as a Pre-Award Program Manager. She is responsible for advising faculty in grant proposal development and sponsor and University requirements. Previous to joining Notre Dame she worked in Research Administration at University of Chicago and The Scripps Research Institute. Mary has a bachelor of science degree from DePaul University and a master of science from Northwestern University. 

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  6. Maria Harding

    Service: Award Management, Proposal Preparation

    Grants Program Manager

    Maria Harding

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    mhardin3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7283
    1010D Jenkins-Nanovic Halls

    Maria Harding is a Grants Program Manager in Notre Dame Research and is responsible for assisting the Keough School for Global Affairs with pre- and post-award grant management activities. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Maria spent 19 years at Saint Joseph Health System as Manager for Grants and Community Investment. She has a Master of Secondary Education from Indiana University South Bend and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English from Indiana University Bloomington.

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  7. Lori Loftis

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    Lori Loftis

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    lloftis@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4264
    338 Corbett Family Hall

    Lori Loftis works within Notre Dame Reseach as a Pre-Award Program Manager. She joined the University of Notre Dame in 2011 as the Assistant Director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) in the College of Arts and Letters. Before joining Notre Dame, Lori spent 13 years as a research project supervisor at the University of Chicago. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and master’s degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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  8. Amelia Lutz

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    Amelia Lutz

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    alutz3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1085
    143 Galvin Hall

    Amelia Lutz joined Notre Dame Research in 2018 as a Pre-Award Program Manager. She has over fourteen years of experience in different facets of finance, accounting, and administration. Amelia holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate from Kenya. She worked previously with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Health Division as a Grants Analyst. Prior to joining Notre Dame, she worked with Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center as a Senior Accountant. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance Major, from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois.

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  9. Nathalou Mejorada

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    Nathalou Mejorada

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    nmejorad@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8086
    940 Grace Hall

    Nathalou (Lou) Mejorada joined Notre Dame Research in 2023 and serves as a Pre-Award Program Manager. She is responsible for assisting Notre Dame faculty in the development of grant applications and other pre-award activities. Lou graduated in 2019 from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Prior to joining Notre Dame, she worked as a Grants and Contracts Specialist at La Jolla Institute for Immunology.

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  10. Kristin G. Michel

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    Kristin G. Michel

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    kmichel1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3571
    940 Grace Hall

    Kristin Michel joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as a Pre-Award Program Manager. In this role, she assists faculty and other principal investigators with grant applications and other pre-award activities. Kristin comes to the University of Notre Dame from the Foundation of Saint Joseph Health System, where she served as Manager of Business Operations. She has experience in development, fundraising and grant writing through previous positions at Logan Community Resources and the Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County. Kristin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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  11. Eva Nabuufu

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    Eva Nabuufu

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    knabuufu@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8930
    940 Grace Hall

    Eva Nabuufu joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as a Pre-Award Program Manager. In this role, she assists faculty and other Principal Investigators with grant applications and other pre-award activities. Prior to joining the University of Notre Dame, Eva worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago for 13 years, where she served as a Research Administrator for seven years. Eva is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with a bachelor of arts degree from Hamline University St. Paul, MN, and a masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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  12. David Ross

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Pre-Award Services Senior Director

    David Ross

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Services Senior Director

    dross5@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5386
    940 Grace Hall

    David Ross joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as the Senior Director of Pre-Award Services. David leads the Pre-Award Team in the development and submission of research grant proposals as well as contract and cooperative agreement applications. He has more than 20 years of research administration experience, previously working as Director of Sponsored Research at the Van Andel Institute and as Manager of Grants and Contracts at Western Michigan University.  David is certified in research administration and has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Nazareth College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University.

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  13. Kaitlyn Thrasher

    Service: Proposal Preparation

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    Kaitlyn Thrasher

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    kthrash2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1173
    940 Grace Hall

    Kaitlyn Thrasher joined Notre Dame Research in 2019 and is a Pre-Award Program Specialist. She is responsible for assisting faculty and principal investigators with grant applications and other pre-award activities. Kaitlyn is a 2014 graduate of Oklahoma State University, with a bachelor’s degree in history. She worked for Oklahoma State University from 2015 to 2019 in the offices of Scholarship and Financial Aid and Grants and Contracts Financial Administration before moving to Indiana.

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Contracts

  1. Lori A. Flory

    Service: Contracts

    Research Contracts Program Specialist

    Lori A. Flory

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Program Specialist

    lflory@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3688
    940 Grace Hall

    Lori Flory joined Notre Dame Research in 2011 and currently serves as a Research Contracts Program Specialist. Lori previously held positions as Policy, Training, and Communications Coordinator and Senior Administrative Assistant in Notre Dame Research and also as Admissions Assistant in the Notre Dame Law School’s National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

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  2. Samantha Hauenstein

    Service: Contracts

    Research Contracts Program Specialist

    Samantha Hauenstein

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Program Specialist

    shauenst@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0634
    911B Grace Hall

    Samantha Hauenstein is a Research Contracts Program Specialist with Notre Dame Research. She assists with negotiating and executing research-related agreements and sub-awards. Samantha is a 2011 graduate of The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice, as well as a 2015 graduate of Florida State University with a Master of Social Work. Previously, Samantha worked with Florida's Office of the Attorney General and Department of Elder Affairs managing federal grants.

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  3. Gregory Luttrell

    Service: Contracts

    Research Contracts Director

    Gregory Luttrell

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Director

    greg.luttrell@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2857
    940 Grace Hall

    Greg Luttrell joined Notre Dame Research in 2003 and is Director of Research Contracts. He leads a team responsible for negotiating and executing all research-related agreements and sub-awards. Greg also serves as the Export Control Officer, where he provides strategic and active management of the export compliance program for the University. Greg is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He also has a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Greg served 22 years with the United States Navy as a naval flight officer.

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  4. Kathleen Miller

    Service: Contracts

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    Kathleen Miller

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    kathleen.miller@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3139
    940 Grace Hall

    Kathleen Miller joined Notre Dame Research in 2012 and is a senior contracts program manager, responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating research-related agreements and subawards. Previously, Kathleen worked in training and outreach and was Interim Executive Director at the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Prior to that, she was a management consultant and worked to improve business processes, training, and implement ERP software for large, national clients in the homebuilding and real estate space.

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  5. Jacque Norris

    Service: Contracts

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    Jacque Norris

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    jnorris2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4315
    940 Grace Hall

    Jacque Norris is a Certified Research Administrator who joined Notre Dame Research in 2022 as a Senior Research Contracts Program Manager responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating research-related agreements and sub-awards. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Jacque was part of the Office of Research Administration at Indiana University where she was a Contract Officer responsible for negotiating and executing research-related agreements. Prior to her work in Research Administration, Jacque worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division as a Logistics Analyst and Acquisition Quality Manager. Jacque earned her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, with a BFA in the History of Art and BA in Design from the University of Kansas.

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  6. Abbigail Rohmiller

    Service: Contracts

    Research Contracts Program Manager

    Abbigail Rohmiller

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Program Manager

    arohmill@nd.edu
    P: +1.574-631-4429
    940 Grace Hall

    Abby Rohmiller joined Notre Dame Research in 2022 as a Research Contracts Program Manager. In this role, Abby is on a team responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating research-related agreements and sub-awards. Abby came to Notre Dame in 2019 as a Legal Associate in the Office of General Counsel before transitioning to Notre Dame Research. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Abby was a practicing attorney in a small law firm. She received her B.A. in History and Spanish from Valparaiso University and her J.D. and M.A. in History from the University of South Dakota.

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  7. Jessica Stroud

    Service: Contracts

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    Jessica Stroud

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    jessica.stroud@nd.edu
    P: N/A
    Remote

    Jess Stroud joined Notre Dame Research in 2021 from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she served in a number of different roles, first as a senior pre-award specialist in the Office of Sponsored Programs, with the primary responsibility of submitting grants to a variety of private, state, and federal sponsors; then as the contracts manager position of reviewing, negotiating, and drafting all incoming and outgoing research-related agreements and compliance oversight of the conflict of interest program and export controls; later becoming the manager of grant support in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Prior to UWM, she was part of the research contracts team at the University of Iowa. At Notre Dame, Jess is a senior contracts program manager, responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating research-related agreements.

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    John Waller

    Service: Contracts

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    John Waller

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    jwaller2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0057
    N/A

    John Waller joined Notre Dame Research in 2022 as a Senior Research Contracts Program Manager, and is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating research-related agreements. John graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Biology and Political Science, and received his juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2011. Prior to joining Notre Dame, John supported the research enterprise at UW-Madison in various administrative roles in the Office of Industry Relations, Office of Industrial Partnerships, and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and spent some time in the private sector as an Attorney at a small health technology law firm.

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Award Management

  1. Dante Brinkley

    Service: Award Management

    Grants Program Management Director

    Dante Brinkley

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Management Director

    dante.brinkley@nd.edu
    P: N/A
    N/A

    Dante Brinkley joined Notre Dame Research in 2021 as a Senior Contracts Program Manager, responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating research-related agreements. Prior to this role, Dante worked for Moffitt Cancer Center where he served as the Manger of Division Grant Operations, with the primary responsibility of providing oversight to the grant support team for the divisions of Population and Quantitative Science. He managed the departments grant activities to ensure grant operations run effectively and efficiently, presided over policies and procedures, staff training and supervision, employee engagement, grant management and compliance, fiscal responsibilities, and served as the subject matter expert on grant operations and provided guidance at the divisional level. Prior to Moffitt Cancer Center, he was the Post Award Operations Supervisor at the University of Chicago and a Research Administrator at Northwestern University.

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  2. Shannon M. Buchmann

    Service: Award Management

    Grants Program Manager

    Shannon M. Buchmann

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    sbuchman@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7997
    249A O’Shaughnessy

    Shannon Buchmann joined Notre Dame Research in 2016 as a Grants Program Manager in the College of Arts and Letters.  She is responsible for providing post-award financial management assistance to faculty engaging in sponsored research within the College.  Prior to joining Notre Dame Research, she held several roles in the Business Office at Saint Mary’s College including most recently Assistant Controller.  Shannon has a Master’s of Science in Accounting from IUSB and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College.

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  3. Emily Case

    Service: Award Management

    Grants Program Manager

    Emily Case

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    ecase@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3479
    249C O'Shaughnessy Hall

    Emily Case joined Notre Dame Research in 2018 as a Grants Program Manager. She is responsible for providing post-award financial management assistance to faculty engaged in sponsored research within the College of Arts and Letters. Prior to joining NDR, Emily worked in development at The History Museum in South Bend and has held several roles at Saint Joseph Health System, most recently as a Grants and Operations Specialist. She is a 2012 graduate of Indiana University South Bend with a bachelor’s degree in History and English.

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  4. Raquel Cotuno

    Service: Award Management

    Grants Program Manager

    Raquel Cotuno

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    rcotuno@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8156
    940 Grace Hall

    Raquel Cotuno joined Notre Dame Research in April 2022 as Grants Program Manager. Prior to this role, she spent over 8 years at Triton College, where she served as the executive director of grants development and the director of grants compliance. In these roles, she was responsible for submitting grant proposals to state, local, and federal sponsors, processing grant agreements, and providing post-award compliance monitoring. Raquel received a Doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership from National Louis University, a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona.

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  5. Maria Harding

    Service: Award Management, Proposal Preparation

    Grants Program Manager

    Maria Harding

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    mhardin3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7283
    1010D Jenkins-Nanovic Halls

    Maria Harding is a Grants Program Manager in Notre Dame Research and is responsible for assisting the Keough School for Global Affairs with pre- and post-award grant management activities. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Maria spent 19 years at Saint Joseph Health System as Manager for Grants and Community Investment. She has a Master of Secondary Education from Indiana University South Bend and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English from Indiana University Bloomington.

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  6. Lori D. McDonald

    Service: Award Management

    Grants Program Manager

    Lori D. McDonald

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    lmcdona2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1107
    152 Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Building

    Lori McDonald joined Notre Dame Research in 2012 as the Assistant Director of Post Award Financial Management. Prior to this role, she began her career at Notre Dame in 2005, working in Corporate and Foundation Relations as the Assistant Director for Research Analysis where she identified and partnered with NGOs, foundations, and corporations that aligned with Notre Dame’s educational and research initiatives. Before joining Notre Dame, Lori spent nearly a decade as a small business consultant, where she partnered with clients to strategically develop, grow, and streamline the management of their companies. Lori has Bachelors of Business from Bethel College.

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  7. Jeff Pethick

    Service: Award Management

    Senior Grant Financial Program Manager

    Jeff Pethick

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Grant Financial Program Manager

    jpethick@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1789
    100A Galvin Life Sciences Center

    Jeff joined Notre Dame Research in 2010 and is a Senior Grant Financial Program Manager. His responsibilities include developing financial projections, creating project budgets, reviewing financial transactions, and supporting purchase and reimbursement requests. Jeff has been with the University since 1992, where he served the Office of Student Financial Services as a member of the Senior Management Team and was responsible for administering the University’s scholarship program. He is also “Double Domer,” holding an undergraduate degree in accounting and a master’s degree in administration from the University of Notre Dame.

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  8. Jessica Reyes

    Service: Award Management

    Grants Program Manager

    Jessica Reyes

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    Jessica.Reyes.50@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7433
    B06B McCourtney Hall

    Jessica Reyes serves as a grants program manager with Notre Dame Research. Jessica previously served as Notre Dame Turbomachinery Lab's business program coordinator. Jessica also worked part-time for NDR pre-award several years ago. Jessica is a graduate of Indiana University South Bend, receiving a bachelor's degree in anthropology in 2015.

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  9. Jessica Schiller

    Service: Award Management

    Grants Program Manager

    Jessica Schiller

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    jschill2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7923
    940 Grace Hall

    Jessica Schiller joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as a Grants Program Manager. She primarily provides support to the Department of Chemistry. Prior to joining Notre Dame Research, Jessica was an Assistant Director in the Office of Financial Aid at the University of Notre Dame.  She is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Saint Mary’s College.  Jessica received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Notre Dame.

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    Sara Skiles

    Service: Award Management

    Grants Program Manager

    Sara Skiles

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    sskiles@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8160
    266 Galvin Life Science Center

    Sara Skiles is a Grants Program Manager in the College of Science supporting faculty and research staff in the Department of Biology. Prior to joining Notre Dame Research in 2020, she was the Associate Director of the Notre Dame Center for the Study of Religion and Society, and before coming to Notre Dame, worked with federally-funded TRIO educational opportunity programs. Sara completed her PhD in Sociology from Notre Dame in 2014.

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  11. Cortney Swift

    Service: Award Management

    Grants Program Manager

    Cortney Swift

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    swift.7@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2966
    263A Fitzpatrick Hall

    Cortney Swift is Grants Program Manager in the College of Engineering with responsibility for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering. In this role, she establishes award budgets, develops account projections, communicates notifications and requests to sponsors, and completes financial reporting. Prior to joining Notre Dame Research in 2012, she was Assistant Director in the Office of Student Financial Services, where she provided analysis, consultation, and administration of financial aid services to ensure eligibility and compliance with all policies and regulations. Cortney also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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  12. Sunny Thompson

    Service: Award Management

    Grants Program Manager

    Sunny Thompson

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    ethomp25@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2275
    N/A

    Sunny Thompson joined Notre Dame Research (NDR) as a Grants Program Manager in May 2022. Sunny is a Certified Research Administrator with seasoned experience in higher education. Her career began at Arizona State University and includes positions at both UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) and Texas Lutheran University. She has worked in leadership roles at varied levels ranging from managing an individual research group up to central administration including pre-award, post-award, and lifecycle research administration. Sunny is an active member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), the Colleges of Liberal Arts Sponsored Programs (CLASP) group, and the Research Administration Demonstration (RAD) group all working to hone best practices and share this knowledge. She is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and History.

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  13. Katrina Wicks

    Service: Award Management

    Grants Program Manager

    Katrina Wicks

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    kwicks1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1203
    940 Grace Hall

    Katrina Wicks joined Notre Dame Research in 2015 and is Grants Program Manager in the College of Engineering, supporting the Department of Physics. Originally from Lebanon, Indiana, Katrina is a 2009 graduate of Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and sociology. Prior to Notre Dame Research, Katrina worked with inner-city education in Indianapolis, most notably as the Grants Manager for the first turnaround school operator in secondary education in Indiana.

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Research Business Intelligence

  1. Theresa Hall

    Service: Research Business Intelligence

    Research Business Intelligence Director

    Theresa Hall

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Business Intelligence Director

    thall2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7378
    940 Grace Hall

    Terri Hall joined the University in 1998 and is now the Director of the Research Business Intelligence team. She and her team manage data and report on University research and scholarly activity. In addition, Terri and her team support and maintain a growing number of internal and external software systems used in electronic research administration (eRA). Terri is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and is certified in research administration. She also serves on the Cayuse Advisory Board and is a co-editor of National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) magazine, where she previously chaired the eRA Committee.

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  2. Shannon Marien

    Service: Research Business Intelligence

    Research Business Intelligence Analyst

    Shannon Marien

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Business Intelligence Analyst

    smarien@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6469
    940 Grace Hall

    Shannon Marien joined Notre Dame Research in 2016 as a Research Business Intelligence Analyst. She is responsible for designing, creating and delivering reports on University research and scholarly activity as well as managing the data for these activities. Shannon also supports the faculty and staff on a number of software systems used in electronic research administration. Before joining Notre Dame, Shannon worked as a Senior Data Analyst at Heraeus Kulzer in South Bend. Shannon graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education Studies with a minor in Biology. 

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  3. Kevin Mikel

    Service: Research Business Intelligence

    Research Business Intelligence Analyst

    Kevin Mikel

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Business Intelligence Analyst

    kmikel2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6203
    940 Grace Hall

    Kevin joined Notre Dame Research in 2014 as a Research Business Intelligence Analyst. In this role, Kevin assists in managing data and reporting on University research and scholarly activity. In addition, he helps to support and maintain a number of internal and external software systems used in electronic research administration (eRA). Prior to joining Notre Dame, Kevin spent 10 years in account management in the database fulfillment industry and five years as an IT project manager in the product fulfillment industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Compliance

  1. Peyton Banks

    Service: Compliance

    Compliance Education Program Coordinator

    Peyton Banks

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Compliance Education Program Coordinator

    pbanks@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

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  2. Holly Bizoe

    Service: Compliance

    Compliance Administrative Assistant

    Holly Bizoe

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Compliance Administrative Assistant

    hlant@nd.edu
    925 Grace Hall

    Holly Bizoe serves as the Compliance Administrative Assistant for the Notre Dame Research Administration and Compliance (NDRAC) team. She fulfils administrative duties for the growing Compliance division in a fluid role supporting multiple directors. Holly graduated from Bethel University in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management. Prior to joining the NDRAC team she served as a Program Specialist with Oak Ridge Associated Universities supporting multiple National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and U.S. Department of Energy postdoctoral fellowships and graduate internship programs that are hosted at national laboratories across the country.

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  3. Lori Doll

    Service: Compliance

    Research Policy, Compliance, and Education Outreach Program Director

    Lori Doll

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Policy, Compliance, and Education Outreach Program Director

    ldoll@nd.edu
    P: +1 574.631.6229
    940 Grace Hall

    As the Research Policy, Compliance, and Education Outreach Program Director, Lori leads the NDRAC program that helps navigate researchers through the ever-changing landscapes of federal regulations around conflict of interest, conflict of commitment, outside activities, undue foreign influence, and disclosure requirements. Lori joined Notre Dame Research in 2015 and has serviced the research community as both the Director of Grants Program Management and in Research Contracting roles. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Lori spent 18 years working for various municipal government agencies throughout Southern California. Lori received her bachelor’s degree in English from California State University, Long Beach.

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  4. Eric Felde

    Service: Compliance

    Research Compliance Director

    Eric Felde

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Compliance Director

    efelde@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

    Eric Felde joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as Director of Research Compliance. He works with faculty, staff, and students to ensure compliance with University research policy and procedures, as well as federal and state statutes and regulations for research.  Eric graduated from Hanover College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and also holds a law degree from Ohio Northern University. Previously, Eric worked at Indiana University in research compliance and with the State of Indiana in licensing compliance.

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  5. Swarna Pothur

    Service: Compliance

    IRB Coordinator

    Swarna Pothur

    Research Administration and Compliance

    IRB Coordinator

    spothur@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8161
    924 Grace Hall

    Swarna Pothur joined Notre Dame Research in 2018 as Compliance Education and Quality Assurance Program Coordinator. She is responsible for the design and implementation of ongoing education activities of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). She is also responsible for planning and implementing a Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement program for human subjects. Before joining NDR, Swarna worked as an IRB Specialist at the University of Miami. Swarna has a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India and a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Aston University, UK.

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  6. Scott Thompson

    Service: Compliance

    Regulated Research Program Director

    Scott Thompson

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Regulated Research Program Director

    sthomps8@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

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  7. Christina Zimmerman

    Service: Compliance

    IACUC and IBC Program Coordinator

    Christina Zimmerman

    Research Administration and Compliance

    IACUC and IBC Program Coordinator

    nzimmer2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8159
    940 Grace Hall

    Nina Zimmerman joined the Notre Dame Research in 2019 as the IACUC and IBC Program Coordinator. She is primarily responsible for assisting investigators in the preparation of IACUC and IBC applications, as well as coordinating those applications for presentation to the IACUC and IBC at scheduled monthly meetings. Nina is a 2015 graduate of North Carolina State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. Before arriving at Notre Dame, she worked as an IACUC assistant for 2.5 years with NC State University.

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