Staff

Administration

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Dr. Ece Karatan

Dr. Ece Karatan, Ph.D.

Interim Vice Provost for Research
(828) 262-8557

Ms. Kate Hoffman

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

Grants Resources & Services

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Karen Fletcher

Ms. Karen Fletcher

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

Contact Karen for information about:

  • Strategies and resources for developing competitive proposals
  • Consultations to refine project ideas into fundable topics
  • Finding Funding opportunities
  • Applying for internal grant programs
  • Requesting editorial assistance with grant proposal narratives
  • Professional development opportunities related to grantsmanship and extramural funding
  • Collaborative initiatives between Appalachian State University faculty and staff and their counterparts at other institutions and agencies
Katie Howard

Ms. Katie Howard

Assistant Director, Grants Resources & Services
386 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-8123

Contact Katie for information about:

  • Finding funding opportunities
  • Applying for internal grants
  • Obtaining sample proposals and other grant writing resources
  • Requesting second language editorial assistance with grant proposal narratives
  • Applying for limited submission competitions and internal grant programs
  • Subscribing to or submitting content for the OR blog
  • Consultations to refine project ideas into fundable topics
  • Professional development opportunities related to grantsmanship and extramural funding
  • Collaborative initiatives between Appalachian State University faculty and staff and their counterparts at other institutions and agencies

Sponsored Programs

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Charna Howson

Ms. Charna Howson

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

Contact Charna for information about:

Roxie White

Ms. Roxie White

Senior Sponsored Programs Manager
380 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-2694

Contact Roxie for information about:

Yingqi Wang

Ms. Yingqi Wang

eBusiness and Sponsored Programs Manager
382 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-2165

Contact Yingqi for information about:

Ms. Kerri McCaffrey

Manager: Sponsored Programs & Conflict of Interest
373 John Thomas Hall
(828) 262-6583

Contact Kerri for information about:

Research Protections

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Robin Tyndall

Ms. Robin Tyndall

Director of Research Protections
275 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-2692

Contact Robin for information about:

  • Policies and procedures for research compliance topics
  • IRB process and submissions
  • CITI training registration/course selection
  • Animal research, teaching or demonstration regulations
  • Recombinant DNA and IBC questions and administration
  • Radiation Safety questions and administration
  • Export Controls questions
  • Intellectual Property questions and administration
  • Responsible Conduct of Research administration
  • Workshops/class visits/training on IRB

Ms. Shante' Mathes

Assistant Director, IACUC & IBC Programs
376 John E. Thomas Hall
(828) 262-7459

Contact Shante' for information about:

  • 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
Gabriels

Mr. Dennis Gabriels

374 John Thomas Hall
(828) 262-2721

Contact Dennis for information about:

  • IRB application assistance
  • CITI training questions
  • Conflicts of Interest (COI) Annual Disclosure process 
  • Export Controls Questions 

Research Data Analysis

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Dr. Twila Wingrove

Dr. Twila Wingrove, Ph.D.

Director of Research Data Analysis
251B 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