Staff directory and contact information


Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development

  • General DORED office number: 336 334-7995
  • Sanjiv Sarin, Ph.D.
    Interim Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development
    Email, 336 334-7314, Fort IRC Room 428
  • Bernetta Hill
    Executive Assistant
    Email, 336 285-3171, Fort IRC Suite 416
  • Christopher M. Couch, M.S.
    Research Operations Manager
    Email, 336 285-3190, Fort IRC Room 342
  • Brenda Jefferson, B.S.
    Business Manager
    Email, 336 285-3174, Fort IRC Room 430
  • Ben Griego M.S.
    System Administrator
    Email, 336 285-3254, Fort IRC Room 109

Office of Research Administration (ORA)

  • Timothy Linker, M.S., M.I.S., CRA, CPRA
    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research
    Email, 336 285-4282, Fort IRC Room 428
  • Frances B. Lackey, B.A., M.C.
    Director of Sponsored Programs
    Email, 336 285-3192, Fort IRC Suite 405
  • Gerard Clements, B.A.
    Grant Administrator
    Email, 336 285-3196, Fort IRC Suite 405
  • Cathy J. Johnson, M.S.
    Grant Administrator
    Email, 336 285-3194, Fort IRC Suite 405
  • Naomi Poteat, A.A.S.
    Grant Administrator
    Email, 336 285-3193, Fort IRC Suite 405
  • Likesha Tillman, M.A.
    Grant Administrator
    Email, 336 285-3267, Fort IRC Room 405
  • Yogeeta Desai, Ph.D.
    Grant Administrator
    Email, 336 285-3195, Fort IRC Room 405
  • Natalie T. Teagle, B.S., B.A., C.R.A.
    Director of Contract and Grants
    Email, 336 285-3216, Fort IRC Room 319
  • Lavonne Matthews, B.A.
    Director of Financial Compliance
    Email, 336 334-7683, 336 285-3012, Fort IRC, Room 332
  • James Watlington, M.B.A.
    Associate Director
    Email, 336 285-3013, Fort IRC, Room 315
  • Weber D. Byers, B.S.
    Grant Accountant
    Email, 336 285-3178, Fort IRC, Room 323
  • Diane Davis, M.B.A., C.P.A.
    Grant Accountant
    Email, 336 285-3015, Fort IRC, Room 323
  • Seham Mesfin, B.S.
    Grant Accountant
    Email, 336 285-3014, Fort IRC, Room 323
  • Kendra Sturdivant B.A.
    Grant Accountant
    Email, 336 285-3016, Fort IRC, Room 323
  • Natalie Coleman B.S.
    Grant Accountant
    Email, 336 285-3011, Fort IRC, Room 323
  • Chris Ballard, B.S.
    Grant Accountant
    Email, 336 285-3019, Fort IRC, Room 323
  • Liwen Han, M.S.
    Business Systems Analyst
    Email, 336 285-3191, Fort IRC Room 417
  • Erica Knight, M.S.
    Business Systems Analyst
    Email, 336 285-3185, Fort IRC, Room 323

Office of Economic Development

  • Wayne A. Szafranski, M.S.
    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Outreach & Economic Development
    Email, 336 285-3186, Fort IRC Room 423
  • Laura Collins, Ph.D.
    Director of Intellectual Property Development
    Iterim Director of Technology Transfer
    Email, 336 285-3188, Fort IRC Room 426
  • Edward Monachino, M.S.
    Director of Cross Disciplinary Research Development
    Email, 336 285-2961, Fort IRC Room 420
  • Kelly Morgan, B.A.
    Director of Research Communications
    Email, 336 285-3257, Fort IRC Room 431

 Office of Research Services (ORS)

  • Tonya R. Hargett, Ph.D., L.A.T.G. 
    Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Services and Project Management
    Director of Research Compliance & Ethics
    Research Integrity Officer
    Conflicts of interest, export controls, research misconduct, responsible conduct of research
    Email, 336 285-3184, Fort IRC Room 425
  • Bernice Bennett
    Research Administrative Assistant
    Email, 336 285-3173, Fort IRC Room 324
  • Tonjia May, M.A., C.R.A.
    Director of Budget Services
    Email, 336 285-3201, Fort IRC Room 427
  • Lando Ray Little, Jr., B.A.
    University Program Associate
    Email, 336 285-3266, Fort IRC Room 323
  • Meriel Parker, M.S.
    Director of Life Sciences Research
    Email, 336 285-3202, Fort IRC, Room 432
  • Paul Tuttle, M.A., C.R. A.
    Director of Proposal Development
    Email, 336 398-8654, Fort IRC, Room 311
  • Stephanie Evans, B.S.
    IRB Research Compliance Officer
    Email, 336 285-3179, Fort IRC Room 422
  • LaKesha Harrison, M.S. L.A.T.G
    IBC, IACUC and RSC Research Compliance Officer
    Email, 336 285-4281, Fort IRC Room 317

Fax numbers

  • All offices except Contracts and Grants: 336 256-2240
  • Contracts and Grants only: 336 256-0169

Mailing Address

  • Division of Research and Economic Development
    Fort Interdisciplinary Research Center
    North Carolina A&T State University
    1601 East Market Street
    Greensboro, NC 27411