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Office of Research and Scholarship

CAS-ORS provides support for the development of research proposals and fellowships by assisting researchers in identifying funding sources that align with their research areas, designing and facilitating proposal development workshops, demonstrating applicable strategic tools and resources, performing comprehensive proposal narrative reviews, offering internal awards, and providing solid research infrastructure. In addition to pre-award proposal and post-award grant support, CAS-ORS promotes the research and scholarship success of our faculty, correspondingly increasing our visibility within the university, our local community stakeholders, and our national and international peers.

Randy Larsen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Research, CAS

Proposal Narrative Review/Revision & Project Coordination:

Dianne Donnelly, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Research, CAS

  • Performs grant proposal narrative reviews
  • Provides revision suggestions to strengthen proposal narratives
  • Aligns proposal narratives with funding agency mission guidelines
  • Designs and updates CAS-ORS website
  • Provides multidisciplinary and collaborative project coordination

Research Performance Metrics Analytics:

Carissa Vetromile, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Research, CAS

  • Provides data analytics with regards to funding within CAS as well as other USF units
  • Monitors national funding trends and federal budget trends toward science investment
  • Provides research profiles and updates for CAS departments
  • Monitors and provides periodic reports on CAS research ranking metrics
  • Identifies funding sources that target CAS Research Areas of Excellence
  • Identifies faculty teams for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary proposals
  • Facilitates CAS Internal Awards program

CAS Core Facility Coordination:

Kevin Williams
Manager, Fiscal & Business Administrator
Research Infrastructure

  • Provides fiscal management for Core Facilities
  • Develops Core Facility strategic planning
  • Provides Core Facility URA services

CAS ORS Financial Management:

Megan Suhr
Senior URA
CAS Research Administration

  • Provides oversight, training, and support for CAS URAs
  • Tracks and transfers commitments for startup and retention funds; college reports
  • Manages RIA funds: F&A allocations, reconciliation, reporting, and historical information
  • Member of the Dean’s Office Budget & HR Team

ORS Unit Research Administration:

Kelsey Wilkinson
Manager, Fiscal & Business Administrator

  • Provides pre- and post-award support (URA) to faculty in SHUM, SSS, and CAS Centers and Institutes, including:
    • Ensuring grant proposals are in alignment with sponsor guidelines
    • Assisting with the creation and verification of proposal budgets and budget justifications
    • Assisting with USF Internal Forms and Conflict of Interest Inventorys (eCOI)
    • Serving as liaison between faculty and the Department of Sponsored Research for all proposal and award questions, compliance verifications, and additional information
  • Assists with internal award submissions to the Office of Research and Innovation
  • Assists faculty with fiscal management of startups, internal awards, and RIA funds in collaboration with department staff

CAS Facility Management:

Bruce Smith
Senior Facility Manager
SNSM - Sciences & Mathematics

Josh Broer
Facility Manager
Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Allocates space to CAS departments
  • Works with USF facilities management to maintain health of buildings and surroundings
  • Works with USF facilities management, hired contractors, and CAS department representatives on minor projects dedicated to and funded by CAS departments
  • Oversees CAS building supervisors as they help communicate university announcements and implement USF building initiatives
  • Coordinates access control (keys, cards, etc.)
  • Coordinates with USF police, library, parking, food services, etc.

ORS Team