Vice President for Research Directory

Vice President for Research Office

  • Vice President for Research
  • Vice President for Global Campus and Continuing Education
Jay Meldrum

Jay Meldrum

  • Executive Director of the Michigan Tech Traverse City Research Center

Specialties

Point of contact and official liaison to the Grand Traverse area to help expand the developing regional relationship

Cathy Jenich

Cathy Jenich

  • Assistant to the Vice President for Research

Specialties

  • Vice President for Research Department Operations
  • Michigan Tech Entrepreneurial Support Corporation Secretary
  • Superior Innovations Secretary
  • Research Advisory Council Secretary
  • Faculty Start-up
  • Lakeshore Center Liaison
  • Advanced Technology Development Complex Liaison
Natasha Chopp

Natasha Chopp

  • Director of Research Operations and Faculty Liaison

Specialties

  • Manage the University's limited submission program
  • Manage the University's foreign visitor approval process
  • Establish, manage, and market a public investment program for research initiatives, Superior Ideas
  • Manage the University's space management system, ASPIRE
  • Manage the Bhakta Rath, C2E2, and Michigan Tech Research award programs
  • Develop and maintain websites, social media sites, and other marketing tools
Gina LeMay

Gina LeMay

  • Director of Sponsored Operations and Information Systems

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
Richelle Schwaller

Richelle Schwaller

  • Manager of Business Systems, Sponsored Operations Office

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
Shelly Galliah

Shelly Galliah

  • Marketing and Content Manager - Global Campus

Specialties

  • Research, write, edit, plan, and manage various communication and marketing deliverables
  • Brainstorm and implement strategies for developing and promoting Global Campus
  • Collaborate with both internal and external teams in forwarding Global Campus projects
  • Maintain and update the Global Campus website and social media
  • Help envision and develop various types of online programming
  • Promote the Global Campus identity and mission
  • Enhance relationships with present and future Global Campus partners
Amanda Irwin

Amanda Irwin

  • Graduate Admissions Manager - Global Campus

Specialties

  • Point of contact for all new online students from inquiry to start of classes, facilitating the transition to the academic advisor
  • Assist online students with financial aid planning, payment arrangements, and scholarship opportunities¬†
  • Identifying, establishing, and maintaining effective student relationships
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with referral groups and organizations
Karl Meingast

Karl Meingast

  • Director, H-STEM Building Operations