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Office of Research Programs

Led by the VP of Research, the Office of Research Programs (ORP) seeks to stimulate, facilitate and highlight research at 正规电子游戏网站, and strives to make research opportunities at the College as broad and achievable as possible. We are the central resource for the initiation, funding and management of all 正规电子游戏网站 research activity.

Research Resources

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday | 8 AM - 4:30 PM

The ORP office in 200 Bray Hall will be staffed, though some individuals may be working remotely.

Friday | 8 AM - 4:30 PM

All staff will continue to work remotely on Fridays and the office will not be staffed.

ORP PI Proposal Initiation Packet

IRB Specific Questions

  • 正规电子游戏网站 collaborates with Syracuse University’s Office of Research Integrity and Protections (ORIP) to ensure that Human Research being conducted complies with federal, state, and local regulations, along with the ethical standards outlined in a statement of ethical principles governed by Federalwide Assurance (FWA). ORIP also provides recommendations for required educational training for investigators and research staff via
  • All Institutional Review Board (IRB) applicable forms should be submitted to the Office of Research Programs (ORP) for formal submission to ORIP. Please submit to 
  • To access application forms and any additional information, please visit: Syracuse University Human Research.

  • For any additional questions regarding Human Research, please contact Dr. Sharon Moran at 

Staff Directory

Vice President for Research

headshot of John Stella


John C. Stella, Ph.D
VP for Research and Campus Operations Manager
200 Bray Hall

As Vice President for Research, Dr. John C. Stella provides leadership, coordination and support for College-wide research programs through the initiation, development and implementation of research management, administrative and financial/budgetary strategies. Research-oriented Center, Institutes, Councils and Consortia report to the Vice President, who works closely with the Provost in support of these entities. The Vice President works synergistically with the 正规电子游戏网站 administration and with counterparts at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse University, the business community and other college partners to develop research opportunities and new initiatives.

Staff and Responsibilities

Name Role Email Phone Number
 Kate Edwards Interim Director of Sponsored Programs, Director of Research Finance, RF Deputy Operations Manager  315-470-4877
 Fiona McKinney

Sponsored Programs Associate II

  • New York Natural Heritage Program  315-470-6606 
 Tammy Baker

Sponsored Programs Associate I  315-470-6606 
 Sean C. Nicholson

Sponsored Programs Associate I

  • Center of Excellence in Healthy Water Solutions
  • Sustainable Resources Management
  • Chemical Engineering  315-470-4730
 Steve Ewin

Sponsored Programs Assistant II

  • Environmental Resources Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Environmental Studies
  • McIntire- Stennis   315-470-6607
 Lauren Van Derzee

Sponsored Programs Assistant II   315-565-3026
Tiffany Castor Contracts and Compliance Coordinator  315-470-6682
Rebecca McClain Assistant Director of Finance  315-470-6608
Isaac Liptak Administrative Staff Assistant I  315-565-3009
Patricia Henson Senior Clerical Specialist  315-470-4739
Cassie Lembo-Sheridan  Senior Administrative Assistant  315-470-6707
 Erica Ward  Sponsored Programs Assistant II   315-470-4950

*** If your department is not listed under a specific staff member, please contact the Office of Research Programs to determine who has been assigned to manage your proposal and or award.  Not all programs will fall into a specific category; for those awards, staff will be assigned on a case-by-case basis.

The Office of Research Programs actively utilizes Microsoft Teams chat and calling features. Please consider contacting staff who may be working remotely utilizing these features.