Vice President for Research Directory

Vice President for Research Office

David Reed

Vice President for Research

906-487-3043
ddreed@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 301
Cathy Codere

Cathy Codere

Assistant to the Vice President for Research

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"Sure, we can do that."

Michael Abbott

Director, Great Lakes Research Center Operations

906-487-3165
Cell: 906-281-1230
mdabbott@mtu.edu
GLRC 309

Jamey Anderson

Coordinator of Marine Operations

906-487-2914
jameya@mtu.edu
GLRC 310

Specialties

  • Oversee research buoys
  • Maintain and repair Remote Operated Vehicles
  • Maintain R/V Agassiz to USCG standards
  • Maintain and operate survey vessels
  • Provide electrical and mechanical support of specialized research equipment

Natasha Chopp

Research Development and Marketing Manager

906-487-1115
nichopp@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 202A

Specialties

  • Establish, manage, and market a public investment program for research initiatives
  • Develop, expand, and provide oversight for activities designed to assist researchers with their success at obtaining external private funding
  • Work with departments, schools, centers/institutes, and research faculty to develop coordinated strategies for increasing external private funding
  • Develop and maintain websites, social media sites, and other marketing tools
  • Oversee the coordination of VPR campus education
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Richard Elenich

Director, Institutional Analysis

906-487-2763
rjelenic@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 204D

Specialties

  • Provide data submissions to federal and state governments
  • Serve as consultants to administrative officers and University committees regarding operational studies and data
  • Maintain the official repository for statistical information about the University
Michael Hendricks

Mike Hendricks

Director, Institutional Systems Development & Analysis

906-487-2155
mfhendri@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 214B
Priscilla Khoury

Priscilla Khoury

Director, Foundation Relations

906-487-1608
pjkhoury@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 202C

Specialties

  • Proposal and letter of inquiry development (strategy, writing, editing)
  • Proposal and inquiry submissions
  • Prospect identification, research, clearance, giving profiles
  • Foundation relationship management and communications
Peter A. Larsen

Peter A. Larsen

Director, Research Development

906-487-2906
palarsen@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 202D

Specialties

  • Pre-submission assistance for federal and state sponsored proposals
  • Proposal development—writing, editing, gathering required items for submission
  • Development of broader impacts, education, and outreach plans for proposals
  • Development of management and assessment plans for proposals
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Debbie Lassila

Executive Director of Budget and Planning

906-487-3112
dlassila@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 309
Jodi Lehman

Jodi Lehman

Assistant Director, Research Development

906-487-2875
jglehman@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 202B

Specialties

  • Student mentoring for development of external fellowship proposals, including NSF, GRFP, DOD Smart, and related programs
  • Pre-submission assistance for federal and state sponsored proposals
  • Proposal development—writing, editing, gathering required items for submission
  • Development of broader impacts, education, and outreach plans for proposals
Gina LeMay

Gina LeMay

Director, Sponsored Operations

906-487-3170
gllemay@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 335

Specialties

  • Assist VPR staff with human resource processes
  • Develop and oversee internal business and data processes by continually reviewing and improving them
  • Communicate proposal and award data to campus community
  • Assist the department with special projects
Jacob Manchester

Jacob Manchester

Business Information and Systems Analyst, Sponsored Operations Office

906-487-3170
jmanches@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center, Third Floor

Specialties

  • Manage the Vice President for Research (VPR) TechTracS database to ensure data integrity and provide user support
  • Analyze data to design, create, and communicate information to internal VPR and external customers
  • Create and maintain documentation of the reporting procedures and operational processes for the VPR area
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Alan Ollanketo

Planning Analyst, Institutional Analysis

906-487-2828
apollank@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 204B

Specialties

  • Provide data submissions to federal and state governments
  • Serve as consultant to administrative officers and University committees regarding operational studies and data
  • Maintain the official repository for statistical information about the University
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Byron Quinn

Budget Analyst, Budget and Planning

906-487-2253
bjquinn@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 205
Darlene Saari

Darlene Saari

Office Assistant, Vice President for Research Office

906-487-2226
dfsaari@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center, Third Floor

Specialties

  • Assist analysts with proposal and award processes
  • Coordinate the preparation and hardcopy/electronic submission of proposals and awards
  • Track proposal and awards in departmental databases
  • Prepare purchase requisitions for sub-awards under federal contracts
  • Review and track invoices for sub-awards under federal contracts
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Richelle Schwaller

Business Systems Analyst, Sponsored Operations Office

906-487-3170
richelle@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center, Third Floor

Specialties

  • Campus outreach activities, including creating and presenting educational/training materials for VPR staff
  • Analyze data to design, create, and communicate information to internal and external customers
  • Support VPR reporting needs
  • Provide user support
  • Assist the VPR units with special projects
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Beverly Schmitz

Office Assistant, Sponsored Operations Office

906-487-3170
bschmitz@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center, Third Floor

Specialties

  • Supports the VPR area in general day-to-day office operations, including tasks such as ordering & maintaining office supplies, mail distribution, maintenance of internal forms/lists, payroll, credit card reallocations, etc.
  • Data enters proposals and award information into the department database
  • Assists in data integrity processes, including data quality checks, pending proposal cleanup, and closeout of expired projects
  • Compiles and communicates proposal information to Tech Today

Sanghamitra Senapati

Planning Analyst, Institutional Analysis

906-487-2820
ssenapat@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 204C

Specialties

  • Provide data submissions to federal and state governments
  • Serve as consultants to administrative officers and University committees regarding operational studies and data
  • Maintain the official repository for statistical information about the University
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To be Determined

Office Assistant, Vice President for Research Office

906-487-2226

Lakeshore Center, Third Floor

Specialties

  • Assist analysts with proposal and award processes
  • Coordinate the preparation and hardcopy/electronic submission of proposals and awards
  • Track proposal and awards in departmental databases
  • Prepare purchase requisitions for sub-awards under federal grants
  • Review and track invoices for sub-awards under federal grants