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Dr. Christine Hendren

Dr. Christine Ogilvie Hendren

Vice Provost for Research & Innovation
(828) 262-8557

Kate M. Hoffman

Business Officer
382 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-7459
  • Business and financial manager for the Office of Research and Innovation

Grants Resources & Services

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Karen Fletcher

Ms. Karen Fletcher

Director of Grants Resources & Services
372C John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-7789

Contact Karen for information about:

  • Strategies and resources for developing competitive proposals
  • Early Career Investigators cohort program
  • PREPARE (PREParation for Appalachian Research Experiences) grant mentoring program
  • Research forums
  • Office of Research and Innovation events & awards
  • Collaborative initiatives between Appalachian State University faculty and staff and other institutions and agencies
  • Office of Research and Innovation communications / University Communication Liaison queries
Katie Shoaf

Ms. Katie Shoaf

Associate Director, Grants Resources & Services
371C John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-8123

Contact Katie for information about:

  • Applying for limited submission competitions
  • Applying for internal grants
  • Editorial assistance with grant proposal narratives
  • Second language editorial assistance withgrant proposal narratives
  • Large/collaborative team proposal development
  • Consultations to refine project ideas into fundable topics
  • Professional development opportunities about developing your research agenda
  • External Draft Improvement Team (EDIT) - peer review for external proposals

Vacant .

Proposal Development Specialist, Grants Resources & Services
372B John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-2838

Contact for information about:

  • Editorial assistance with external grant proposal narratives
  • Consultations to refine project ideas into fundable topics
  • Professional development opportunities related to grant seeking and extramural funding
  • Resources for new faculty researchers
  • Resources for arts and humanities scholars
  • Revising proposal narratives for resubmission
  • Finding funding opportunities and using the Pivot funding database 
  • Obtaining sample proposals and other grant writing resources

Sponsored Programs

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Ms. Charna Howson

Director of Sponsored Programs
385 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-7311

Contact Charna for information about:

Ms. Kerri McCaffrey

Senior Associate Director
(828) 262-6583

Contact Kerri for information about:


Lauren Duncan

Assistant Director for Proposal Management
(828) 262-2165

Contact Lauren for information about:

Mr. Paul Wilson

eBusiness and Sponsored Programs Manager
386 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-8249

Contact Paul for information about:

Mrs. Vivian Meadows

Sponsored Programs Manager
381 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-8669

Contact Vivian for information about:

Mr. Chris DeSilva

Sponsored Programs Manager
379 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-6249

Contact Chris for information about:


Assistant Director for Contracts and Agreements
384 John E. Thomas Hall


  • Review and negotiation of all incoming agreements
  • Preparation and negotiation of all outgoing agreements
  • Review and negotiation of Other Agreements (Material Transfer, Data Use, Confidentiality)
  • Management of App State agreement templates 

Research Protections

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Ms. Shante' Mathes

Director, Research Protections
Administrator of IACUC & IBC Programs
376 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-2901

Contact Shante' for information about:

  • Oversee's the Human Subjects Research Protection Program, Export Controls, Responsible Conduct for Research, Conflict of Interest, and Intellectual Property
  • Provides Research Protections education and outreach
  • Animal research, teaching or demonstration regulations
  • IACUC process and submissions
  • Recombinant DNA research regulations
  • IBC process and submissions
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) questions
  • CITI training registration/course selection for research using animals or rDNA
Morgan Coyle

Mr. Morgan Coyle

IRB Coordinator
374 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-4060

Contact Morgan for information about:

  • Cayuse IRB submission assistance
  • IRB processes and concerns
  • IRB CITI training
  • IRB education and outreach

Research Data Analysis

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Dr. Twila Wingrove

Dr. Twila Wingrove

Director of Research Data Analysis
210 Plemmons Student Union
(828) 262-2477

Contact Twila for information about:

  • Study design/methodology
  • Power analyses
  • Data management/archiving plans
  • Data analysis
  • Writing results sections