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Research Administration Office

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

  • To reach the Research office main line please dial 919.515.3075
  • For all correspondence to the College’s Pre-Award team please email
  • For all correspondence to the College’s Post-Award team please email

Meet the Research Office Team

Robert Scheller - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Robert Scheller
Interim Associate Dean of Research
Phone: 919.515.2890
Fax: 919.515.7231

Primary Responsibilities: Robert provides oversight for the entire college research operation and serves on the Dean’s Executive Team. His responsibilities include leading and developing the college’s strategic research initiatives, assisting faculty with grant submission and management, representing the college on the university Research Operations Council, interfacing with funders, funding agencies and policymakers, creating and maintaining strategic partnerships, increasing multidisciplinary research collaboration, managing, expanding and diversifying sponsored programs, minimizing research-related risk, monitoring disclosures and management of conflict of interest, and supporting the research missions of the departments, centers, college and the university.  

Cherie Anderson
Director of Research Administration
Phone: 919.513.1255
Fax: 919.515.7231

Primary Responsibilities: Cherie provides oversight for the College of Natural Resources research office, including supervision of research staff, facilitating training initiatives, and ensuring our office complies with Federal, State and University policies and regulations related to research administration. She also collaborates and coordinates with central units like Sponsored Programs, Contracts and Grants, other college research offices across campus, and Federal, State and Industrial partners.

Gania Woods-Hudson
CNR Research Office Executive Assistant
Phone: 919.515.3075 (direct line) / 919.515.2890 (main office line)
Primary Responsibilities: Gania manages the Associate Dean’s calendar and ensures the Research Office database and proposal/award files are up to date. She also develops and manages content on the Research Office website and assists with the development of presentations, reports and event planning.

Kimberly McKoy
Assistant Director for Pre-award

Phone: 919.515.7316
Primary Responsibilities: Kimberly manages the Pre-award unit and proposal workflow, including overseeing all aspects of proposal development, adherence to cost accounting principles, budget development, Request for Proposal (RFP) interpretation, proposal submissions, and just-in-time sponsor requests. She also collaborates with research offices across campus and ensures that all proposals are processed in compliance with Federal, State, Sponsor, and University policies and regulations.

Ryan Bingham
Pre-award Specialist
Phone: 919.515.9378

Primary Responsibilities: Ryan works collaboratively with principal investigators to develop budgets and prepare grant applications. As a Pre-award team member, he serves as a resource in all matters related to Federal, State, Sponsor and University policies and regulations for proposal development and submission.

Stefanie Keto
Assistant Director for Post-award
Phone: 919.513.1256
Fax: 919.515.7231

Primary Responsibilities: Stefanie manages the post-award team and monitors all aspects of post-award processes and grant financials, including HR approvals and award modifications. She also organizes research administration training sections, post-award coordination and collaboration with other research offices across campus. She is also responsible for subcontract and cost match tracking, financial reporting, award closeouts and coordination of TEARS/Release Time.

Christine Epps

Christine Epps
Post-Award Accountant
Phone: 919.513.1257
Fax: 919.515.7231
Primary Responsibilities: Christine manages sponsored agreements for the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and is responsible for cost match tracking, financial reporting and award closeouts. She is also the primary contact for all aspects of post-award processes for sponsored agreements,  including financials, travel authorizations and award modifications.

Post-award Accountant

Primary Responsibilities: The Post-award accountant manages sponsored agreements for the Department of Forest Biomaterials and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management and is responsible for cost match tracking, financial reporting and award closeouts. S/he is also the primary contact for all aspects of Post-award processes for sponsored agreements – including financials, travel authorizations and award modifications.

Wei Ding
Accounting Technician


Primary Responsibilities: Wei reconciles all grants in the College of Natural Resources, which includes assisting with tracking cost share commitments and award closeouts. In addition, the position processes vendor, award/honorarium payments and sub-award payments; she assists with financial reports and award modifications; and assists the Pre-award department as needed.

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.