In support of building streamlined, simplified and compliant ways of supporting the research enterprise, we are bringing together representatives from across the research intensive schools and related Central offices to create an engaged and impactful BU research administration community.

Next meeting: June 25, 2018

Council Goals

  • Discuss process improvement, training, communication
  • Help identify issues and areas for improvement, both locally and centrally
  • Share insights, guidance and feedback
  • Actively work together to develop solutions
  • Disseminate information discussed at Council
  • Engage and develop the university wide research community

Council Members

Executive Sponsor
Gloria Waters (Vice President & Associate Provost for Research)

Diane Baldwin (Associate Vice President, SPSponsored Programs (SP) is the coordinating office for all p...)

College of Arts and Sciences
Cynthia Bradford (Proposal Development Specialist, Biology)
Michael Gooley (Grants Administrator, Chemistry)
Marla Krauss (Proposal Development Specialist, Dean’s Office)

College of Engineering
Jennifer Marron (Assistant Dean, Grants Management)

Human Resources
Patricia Sheehan (Executive Director)
Diane Tucker (Vice President)

Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research
Kevin Gonzales (Director of Operations, Kilachand Center)
Maura Monahan (Research Administration and Finance Manager)

Post Award Financial Operations
Gillian Emmons (Comptroller)
Gretchen Hartigan (Assistant Vice President)

Sargent College
Jean Daley (Manager, Research Administration)
Linda Martin (Associate Dean)

School of Education
Marianne Taylor (Senior Grants Administrator)

School of Medicine
Solaris Bujor (Financial and Administrative Director, BUSM Financial & Grants Administration)
Nancy Clinton (Administrative Director, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute & Vascular Biology)
Aline Hillman (Administrative Director, Pulmonary Center)
Kate Petcosky (Director, Office of Proposal Development)

School of Public Health
Vivian Holmes (Director, Sponsored Research – SPH)

Sponsored Programs
Diane Baldwin (Associate Vice President)
Renna Lilly (Director, Pre-Award Services)

Staffed By
Suzanne Rocha (Senior Managing Research Administrator, SP)
Casey DeMarsico (Research Reporting & Data Analyst, SP)