Graduate Studies & Research
Holloway Hall

Office of Graduate Studies and Research Staff

Dr. Clifton Griffin, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
410-677-0047, cpgriffin@salisbury.edu, HH 262A

The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research serves as:

  • Leader of Office of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Chief research officer for the university, responsible for research policy development and assurance
  • Primary university official for administration, growth and maintenance of graduate programs
  • Central leading advocate for faculty and student research and scholarly activities

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Jessica Scott, Graduate Program Manager
410-548-5395, jlscott@salisbury.edu, HH 262

Serves as primary administrative point of contact for:

  • Provides oversight to Graduate Assistant hiring processes including contracts and tuition waivers
  • Liaison to Graduate Council and Graduate Student Council
  • Reviews graduate-related processes including academic deficiency reporting, waivers
  • Organizes new graduate curriculum

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Lacie Doyle, Graduate Enrollment Management Specialist
410-548-3546, lhdoyle@salisbury.edu, HH 262

Serves as primary administrative point of contact for:

  • Graduate Program Marketing
  • Management of graduate application procedures.
  • Coordination of admission decisions.

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Teri Herberger, Director of Sponsored Programs
410-543-6066, tlherberger@salisbury.edu, HH 261

  • Provides oversight and management of the pre- and post- award components of Sponsored Programs
  • Oversees contract review for externally sponsored contracts in collaboration with University counsel
  • Provides review of University policies and procedures related to external funding
  • Develops and provides training on all aspects of award management

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Vanessa Collins, Research Accounting & Compliance Specialist
410-543-6384, vpcollins@salisbury.edu, HH 266

  • Assists the Director with the overall grant/contract management
  • Audit and compliance financial functions for post-award operations from project award acceptance to project closing
  • Works directly with faculty researchers by providing administrative backup support for post-award grant/contract awards and related activities

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Donna Knopf, Administrative Assistant II
410-548-3549, drknopf@salisbury.edu, HH 264

  • Research compliance, including Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Undergraduate research activities including NCUR, USARA and SUSRC

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Ginger Steelman, Contract & Grants Specialist
410-677-5485, gbsteelman@salisbury.edu, HH 265

  • Works directly with faculty researchers by providing administrative backup support for post-award grant/contract awards and related activities
  • Audit and compliance financial functions for post-award operations from project award acceptance to project closing
  • Assist with pre-award submissions and budgets as needed

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Beth Walsh, Grants Specialist
410-546-2399, bawalsh@salisbury.edu, HH 263

  • Identify funding sources for support of faculty and staff research and/or programs
  • Develop grants conceptual framework, timeline, quality control for proposals and submissions
  • Prepare grant budgets and assist with budget narrative development
  • Provide assistance to schools and/or departments with the implementation of faculty development workshops covering topics related to proposal development, funding agencies, and the grant processes
  • Assist with policies and procedures for grants including internal approvals and compliance

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