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​Research Development & Administration

Engineering Research Development & Administration (RDA) encourages and advances research activities, promotes compliant and effectively managed sponsored projects, and prepares analyses to inform strategic planning in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

The RDA office

  • Identifies funding opportunities
  • Coordinates with department administrators on administration, policies and compliance oversight
  • Supports the development of large and/or interdisciplinary proposals

Engineering Department Administrators

  • Work with faculty, postdoctoral research associates and graduate students to develop and submit sponsored research proposals
  • Assist with proposal preparation and submission
  • Review and obtain approvals on all grants submitted

Department Administrators

  • Monitor sponsored projects funds
  • Provide grant expenditure, payroll sourcing and other financial data reports. Examples include monthly PARS and expenditure reports
  • Assist in resolving problems/concerns with grant awards/fund administration
  • Assist with close-out of sponsored funds


Natalie Goodwin-Frank
Director, Research Development & Administration

Engineering Departmental Administrators (DAs)

Biomedical Engineering
Glen Reitz

Computer Science & Engineering
Sharon Matlock

Electrical & Systems Engineering
Theresa Kenyon

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Christine Tilley

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Kevin Cowell