Administration
and Staff

Thomasenia Lott Adams
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
tla@coe.ufl.edu
352-273-4116


Job Description

The Office of Educational Research (OER) Associate Dean works to promote faculty scholarship and success in securing public and private funding and leads all matters related to research, contracts, grants, and faculty development to support the development of the COE research enterprise. She mentors faculty to initiate a research agenda and respond successfully to calls for external research funding, supports efforts to fund high quality doctoral students capable of contributing to the COE research agenda, manages a comprehensive OER, and continues to build necessary infrastructure for supporting research and development efforts. The Associate Dean also represents the COE research agenda and faculty research efforts with external funding agencies (e.g., IES, NFS, state of Florida agencies, private foundations) and represents the college research efforts within the university and externally. She is the primary liaison with campus and external funding agencies, and establishes strategic partnerships to pursue new research opportunities. The Associate Dean provides advice to the COE Dean and contributes to senior management team decisions, develops and maintains effective collaborative relationships with all relevant faculties and groups within the university, and works with the advancement staff to maximize private foundation connections in support of significant grants and gifts (e.g., for research centers and endowed professorships). She also performs other duties as assigned by the COE Dean.

Ana Puig

Ana Puig
Research Director
anapuig@coe.ufl.edu
352-273-4121


Job Description

The Research Director reports directly to the Associate Dean. The Research Director is responsible for assisting with the daily operations of and supervisory responsibilities in the OER; developing cross-departmental and cross-university collaborative teams to compete for grants; creating and overseeing maintenance of a database of funding opportunities; assisting faculty with identifying viable funding sources for proposal development; developing workshops and other training materials; performing faculty duties appropriate for a Scholar; compiling data necessary for planning, directing, and reporting program activity; managing development and production of OER publications; and contributing to faculty development tasks assigned to the OER.

Rosie Connolly

Rosie Connolly
Executive Assistant

rconnolly@coe.ufl.edu
352-273-4116


Job Description

Assistant to Associate Dean and Research Director; OER newsletters; COE funded projects lists; Travel

The Executive Assistant assists the Associate Dean and Research Director in the overall operation of the OER and coordination of the OER with other departments in the COE. The Executive Assistant manages the front desk in the OER office; performs a variety of administrative duties; arranges travel; assists with production and dissemination of OER newsletters; assists with maintenance of the OER website; helps prepare faculty Promotion and Tenure packets; coordinates Visiting Scholar’s requests; works with the COE UFCC campaign; and performs other duties as deemed appropriate by the Associate Dean and Research Director.

Brian Lane

Brian Lane
Research Administrator II

blane@coe.ufl.edu
352-273-4120


Job Description

Proposal processing; Pre and post award processing; Liaison to DSP and Contracts and Grants

The Research Administrator coordinates administrative activities for the completion and submission of internal and external contracts and grants submitted by COE faculty. The Research Administrator is responsible for reviewing requests for proposals (RFPs) to prepare for consultation with faculty; determining appropriate administrative and budgetary requirements; developing budgets and insuring accuracy and conformity with requirements; facilitating processes for moving contracts and grants through various levels in preparation for submission to funding agencies; providing technical assistance; implementing awarded contract and grants budgets in university budgeting and accounting systems; coordinating reporting requirements of the college, university, and funding agencies; and serving as a liaison between the college and other units related to the contract and grant process.

Patti Casey

Patti Casey
Technical Writer

patcasey@coe.ufl.edu
352-273-4117


Job Description

Editorial support for narrative portions of proposals; OER Web content; OER newsletters

The Technical Writer provides support to COE faculty for the purpose of contract and grant proposal development and completion. The primary duties of the Technical Writer entail close collaboration with Principal Investigators (PIs) and staff in the OER. The Technical Writer supports the proposal development needs of faculty specifically related to constructing narrative portions of the proposal; implements processes for shepherding proposals from start to finish; facilitates other activities related to proposal development; assists with maintenance of the OER website; assists with production of monthly and weekly newsletters; and assists with various other duties as deemed appropriate by the Associate Dean and Research Director.

Rachel Henesy
Graduate Research Assistant

rachelpr@ufl.edu
352-273-4118


Job Description

OER monthly bulletin board; Database maintenance; Report compilation

The Graduate Research Assistant provides support for the monthly awards and submissions bulletin; maintains a database of submitted proposals, newly funded awards, and currently funded awards; and generates reports for proposal submissions and funded research grants for the COE. Additional duties include development of annual funding and proposal reports, assisting with the review of grant proposals, conducting searches to support proposal development, supporting other OER activities including special events coordination, and assisting with clerical projects as needed.

Katie Marsh
Graduate Research Assistant

klmarsh88@ufl.edu
352-273-4118


Job Description

OER weekly newsletter; Database maintenance; Report compilation

The Graduate Research Assistant provides support for the weekly Funding and Award Opportunities newsletter, maintains a database, and generates reports for proposal submissions and funded research grants for the COE. Additional duties include assisting with the review of grant proposals, conducting searches to support proposal development, supporting other OER activities including special events coordination, and assisting with clerical projects as needed.