UA Office of Research Administration


The ORA staff is available by phone, email, Teams chat, or in-person by appointment. If visiting in-person, we are located in Leigh Hall, 5th floor.  ORA's mail code is +2102.  

College/Unit Department(s) Pre-Award Post-Award
BCAS Biology Mike Hewitt Valerie Henry
All others Mike Hewitt Taylor Maiher
BUS All Emily Njus Taylor Maiher
CEPS Biomedical Emily Njus Taylor Maiher
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 Valerie Henry
CHHS All Contact Emily Njus Kim Kemp
LAW All Emily Njus Taylor Maiher
Student Success Academic Achievement, Upward Bound Jennifer Miller Valerie Henry
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
Bausch, Suzanne, Vice President, Research and Business Engagement, and Dean, Graduate School  330-972-4688
Allen, Philip, Acting Associate Vice President of Research 330-972-6177
Vacant, ORA Coordinator
Henry, Valerie, Sr. Grant Accountant (post-award) 330-972-5246
  • BCAS: Biology
  • Other Units: Academic Achievement 
  • CIGAs for the above units
Hergenrather, Diane, Research Billing System Analyst 330-972-6816
Hewitt, Mike, Sr. Grants Coordinator 330-972-5741
  • BCAS: All
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, Sr. Grant Accountant (post award) 330-972-4673
  • BCAS: with the exception of Biology
  • BUS:  All
  • CEPS:  Biomedical, 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, ORA Special Projects 330-972-6764
Student Assistants N/A