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UA Office of Research Administration

In February 2019, the ORA moved to Leigh Hall, in the heart of campus.  UA metered visitor parking is usually available in front of the James A. Rhodes Arena or in the Student Union loop.  Both locations are less than a city block walk to Leigh Hall and can be located using the Maps feature on UA's homepage.

ORA Mailing Address, Location Info

U.S. Mail

The University of Akron

Office of Research Administration

Akron, OH  44325-2102

Campus Mail ORA +2102
Campus Location

Leigh Hall

Administration: LH 309

Staff:  LH 506

ORA Contact Information

Telephone:

330-972-7666

Fax:

330-972-4850

Home page:

www.uakron.edu/research/ora

College/Unit Department(s) Pre-Award

Financial (Post-Award)

BCAS Biology Becky Campbell Vivian Campbell
All Others Becky Campbell Kim Kemp
CAST All

During position vacancy,

contact Emily Njus

Vivian Campbell
CBA All

During position vacancy,

contact Emily Njus

Vivian Campbell
LJFFCOE All

During position vacancy,

contact Emily Njus

Kim Kemp
ENG Biomedical Becky Campbell Vivian Campbell
Chemical & Biomolecular

Jennifer Miller

Vivian Campbell

Civil

Emily Njus Kim Kemp
Electrical & Computer

Jennifer Miller

Vivian Campbell
Dean's Office

Jennifer Miller

Vivian Campbell
Mechanical 

Jennifer Miller

Stephanie McElfresh
CHP All Becky Campbell Kim Kemp
CPSPE All Emily Njus Stephanie McElfresh

Law

All

During position vacancy,

contact Emily Njus

Vivian Campbell

Wayne

All

During position vacancy,

contact Emily Njus

Kim Kemp

Williams Honors College

All

During position vacancy,

contact Emily Njus

Kim Kemp

Student Success

Academic Achievement

Upward Bound

Emily Njus Vivian Campbell

Other Units

All Emily Njus Kim Kemp

Name Ext. Email

Contact Emily Njus during vacancy/transition/training  

  • CAST:      all 
  • CBA:        all 
  • LJFFCOE: all 
  • LAW:       all 
  • WAYNE:  all
  • HONORS: all 

Campbell, Becky, Sr. Grant Coordinator (pre-award)

  • BCAS:  all 
  • COE:   Biomedical 
  • CHP:    all 
8073 rac2@uakron.edu

Campbell, Vivian, Grant Accountant (post-award)

  • BCAS:  Biology
  • CAST:  all 
  • CBA:    all 
  • COE:   Biomedical, CBE, ECE, and Dean's Office
  • LAW:   all 
  • Upward Bound
  • Academic Achievement
  • CIGAs for the above units
8128 vgc1@uakron.edu

Evans, Kathee, Asst. to AVP/Coordinator

8579 krs1@uakron.edu
Hergenrather, Diane, Research Billing Systems Analyst 6816 dhergen@uakron.edu

Kemp, Kim, Sr. Grant Accountant (post-award)

  • BCAS:       all  (except Biology)
  • CHP:         all
  • LJFFCOE:  all  
  • COE:         Civil 
  • WAYNE:    all 
  • HONORS:  all
  • Other Units
  • CIGAs for the above units
6608 ksw9@uakron.edu

McElfresh, Stephanie, Mgr. Financial Research Administration

  • COE:  Mechanical 
  • CPSPE:  all
  • CIGAs for the above units
2461 smcelfresh@uakron.edu

Miller, Jennifer, Sr. Grants Coordinator 

  • COE: CBE, ECE, Mechanical, and Dean's Office
  • all internships/CIGAs
7694 jmiller1@uakron.edu

Njus, Emily, Mgr. Pre-Award Research Administration 

  • COE:    Civil 
  • CPSPE: all 
  • Academic Achievement
  • Upward Bound
  • Other Units
2760

emily@uakron.edu

Rodgers, Christie, Mgr. Fiscal Research Administration

8450

kulig@uakron.edu

Watkins, Kathryn, Assistant Vice President for Research

6764 kwatkin@uakron.edu

Student Assistant, general office and pre-award

  • Brittany Grabow
7666 RschSrvsGA8@uakron.edu

Student Assistants, general office and post-award

  • Hannah Verbanac
  • Alyssa Reese
7774 RschSrvsGA9@uakron.edu