Associate Vice President for Research Development Directory

Associate Vice President for Research Development

  • Associate Vice President for Research Development
  • University Professor of Natural Resource Policy
  • Joint Appointment in Social Sciences and CFRES

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate change mitigation policy
  • Arctic climate change impacts
  • Energy conservation policy
  • Renewable energy policy
  • Indigeneity and climate policy

Research Development

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

  • Research Development Associate

Specialties

  • Pre-submission assistance for proposals (federal, state, foundation, and others)
  • Assist investigators with internal research processes (e.g., cost sharing, budget strategy, research administration)
  • Proposal development assistance: writing, editing, and assistance with submission logistics
  • When not at work, Sarah enjoys riding bikes, camping, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. 
Jessica Brassard

Jessica Brassard

  • Director of Research Development and Communication
Peter Larsen

Peter A. Larsen

  • Assistant Vice President for Research Development

Specialties

  • Enhancement of the research environment for external proposal success through networking/collaboration/information sharing events and related campus-wide efforts.
  • Pre-submission assistance for proposals (federal, state, foundation, and others), in particular large and strategic university initiatives
  • Assist investigators with internal research processes (e.g., cost sharing, budget strategy, research administration)
  • Proposal development assistance: writing, editing, and assistance with submission logistics
  • Development of non-technical proposal sections (e.g., broader impacts, education, management, and outreach plans.
  • When not in the office, can usually be found camping in the Keweenaw
Jacob Manchester

Jacob Manchester

  • Director of Research Development and Corporate Research

Specialties

  • Engage with faculty and campus stakeholders to identify new opportunities and assist with proposal development:  writing, editing, and assistance with submission logistics
  • Develop and implement strategies for engaging companies and organizations to support sponsored research
  • Assist investigators with internal research processes (e.g., cost sharing, budget strategy, research administration)

Research Integrity

Brent Burns

Brent Burns

  • Assistant Vice President for Research Facilities and Federal Relations

Specialties

  • Manages human and animal subject research compliance areas including IRB and IACUC committees
  • Oversees and provides expert advice and leadership in areas related to research integrity and regulatory compliance issues for the University
  • Develops and conducts training for researchers in compliance areas
  • Leads research facilities and campus equipment search tool - Equipment Finder
  • Supports Laboratory Operations team efforts
David Dixon

David Dixon

  • Director of Biological Laboratory Operations
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  • Manager, Human Research Protection Program
Jeffrey Lewin

Jeffrey Lewin

  • Director of Chemical Laboratory Operations

Specialties

  • Assists researchers in safely, ethically and legally managing chemicals from “cradle” (purchasing) to “grave” (disposal); assists researchers in the establishing procedures for the safe storage and use of chemicals

  • Is a member of Research Integrity’s Laboratory Operations team and works closely with Environmental Health and Safety and Facilities Management to establish procedures for safely working in research and teaching laboratories, shops, and studios

  • Provides a leadership role in the University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 

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Kaitlyn Studinger

Kaitlyn Studinger

  • Director of Animal Laboratory Operations
Dorinda Williams

Dorinda Williams

  • Interim IRB Administrator

Specialties

  • IRB Administration
  • Reviews IRB protocol submissions
  • Advises Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity on human subjects research federal regulations, policies, and procedures. 
     

Chemical Stores

Jesse Garrow

Jesse Garrow

  • Stores Clerk
John LeMay

John LeMay

  • Stores Clerk
Joel Smith

Joel Smith

  • Chem Stores Manager