Research Administration Office

We want to meet you! Please contact our staff directly for questions about their areas of responsibility.

Meet the Research Office Team

Marian McCord

Dr. Marian McCord
Associate Dean for Research
Email
Phone: 919.515.2890
Fax: 919.515.7231


Primary Responsibilities:
 Leadership of the College Research Office; Strategic Programming and Development for College R&D Effort; Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Technical Services; College International Affairs; Partnership Development

 

Rory Loycano

Rory Loycano
Director of Research Administration
Email
Phone: 919.513.1255
Fax: 919.515.7231


Primary Responsibilities:
 Oversight of proposal preparation and post-award management; conflict of interest management; contact with the University Office of Contracts and Grants; surplus property management; cost-share, salary-release, percent effort reporting (TEARS), and subcontractor management; sponsor reporting and compliance management; University and State of NC compliance management

 

Ellen Sanders

Ellen Sanders
Post-Award Manager
Email
Phone: 919.513.1256
Fax: 919.515.7231


Primary Responsibilities: 
Manage all aspects of post-award process and grant financials including expediting approvals, travel authorizations, modifications to budget, and end dates after the award is made. Also, responsible for cost match tracking and account closeouts.

 

Lenise Sellars

Lenise Sellars
Pre-Award Manager
Email
Phone: 919.513.3844
Fax: 919.515.7231


Primary Responsibilities
: Manage all aspects of proposal development (including budget development, RFP interpretation, and submission methods). Process and submit to agency according to established guidelines. TEARS coordinator and backup postaward processes for the college as workflow allows

 

Christine Epps

Christine Epps
Post-Award Accountant
Email
Phone: 919.513.1257
Fax: 919.515.7231


Primary Responsibilities: 
Manage all aspects of post-award process and grant financials including expediting approvals, travel authorizations, modifications to budget, and end dates after the award is made. Also, responsible for cost match tracking and account closeouts

 

Irma Rose
Administration Support
Email
Phone: 919.513.3075
Fax: 919.515.7231

Primary Responsibilities: Administrative Support by greeting visitors, answering the phone and responding to email; maintaining proposal and award files and databases; maintaining Research Office database; and managing content on the Research Office website.

Faculty Governance of Research Administration

The College of Natural Resources maintains a research committee consisting of six faculty on two-year appointments. This committee serves as an advisor to the Associate Dean for Research on matters related to research and administration. In addition, two members of the college research committee serve on the university research committee.