Administration

Mark McLellan

VP for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-1180
mark.mclellan@usu.edu

Scott Bates

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-2975
scott.bates@usu.edu

Jeff Broadbent

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-2113
jeff.broadbent@usu.edu

Richard Inouye

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-3981
richard.inouye@usu.edu

Craig Kelley

Financial Officer
435-797-9841
craig.kelley@usu.edu

Anna McEntire

Director, Project Management and Communications
435-797-7631
anna.mcentire@usu.edu

Teresa Seeholzer

Assistant to the VP & Dean
435-797-1180
teresa.seeholzer@usu.edu

Mark McLellan

VP for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-1180
mark.mclellan@usu.edu

Scott Bates

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-2975
scott.bates@usu.edu

Jeff Broadbent

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-2113
jeff.broadbent@usu.edu

Richard Inouye

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-3981
richard.inouye@usu.edu

Craig Kelley

Financial Officer
435-797-9841
craig.kelley@usu.edu

Anna McEntire

Director, Project Management and Communications
435-797-7631
anna.mcentire@usu.edu

Steve Bilbao

Director, Environmental Health and Safety
435-797-2763
steve.bilbao@usu.edu

Jerilyn Hansen

Director, Research Development
435-797-3437
jerilyn.hansen@usu.edu

Christian S. Iverson

Director, Technology Transfer Services
435-797-9620
christian.iverson@usu.edu

Aaron Olsen

Director, IACUC
435-797-8141
aaron.olsen@usu.edu

Daniel Perry

Systems Analyst
435-797-8909
dan.perry@usu.edu

Kevin Peterson

Executive Director, Sponsored Programs
435-797-1223
kevin.peterson@usu.edu

Russ Price

Director, Research Integrity & Compliance
435-797-8305
russ.price@usu.edu

Nicole Vouvalis

IRB Director
435-797-0567
nicole.vouvalis@usu.edu

Divisions

Website: rgs.usu.edu/iacuc

Aaron Olsen

Director, IACUC
435-797-8141
aaron.olsen@usu.edu

Craig Kelley

Financial Officer
435-797-9841
craig.kelley@usu.edu

Michael Torgesen

Business Manager
435-797-8451
michael.torgesen@usu.edu

Sharece Cox

Staff Assistant
435-797-1199
sharece.cox@usu.edu

Carol Shafer

Staff Assistant
435-797-7640
carol.shafer@usu.edu

Kristie Hansen

Staff Assistant
435-797-8656
kristie.hansen@usu.edu

Office Location: Environmental Health and Safety East Campus Office 1330 E. 700 N.
Phone: (435) 797-2892
Website: rgs.usu.edu/ehs

Steve Bilbao

Director, Environmental Health and Safety
435-797-2763
steve.bilbao@usu.edu

Rachel Curry

Safety/Industrial Hygienist
435-797-7423
rachel.curry@usu.edu

Dale Elwood

GIS Emergency Coordinator
435-797-1053
dalef.elwood@usu.edu

John Jones

Radiation Safety Officer
435-797-3514
john.p.jones@usu.edu

Eric Jorgensen

Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety
435-797-2856
eric.jorgensen@usu.edu

Cameron Pehrson

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
435-797-3290
cameron.pehrson@usu.edu

Kirt Poulsen

Safety and Industrial Hygiene
435-797-3507
kirt.poulsen@usu.edu

Mike Williams

Hazardous Waste Technician
435-797-2904
m.williams@usu.edu

Websites:
rgs.usu.edu/undergradresearch
researchfellows.usu.edu
rgs.usu.edu/pdrf

Scott Bates

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-2975
scott.bates@usu.edu

Sharece Cox

Staff Assistant
435-797-1199
sharece.cox@usu.edu

Deidri Nielson

Staff Assistant
435-797-3762
deidri.nielson@usu.edu

Office Location: Old Main 155
Phone: (435) 797-1821
Email: irb@usu.edu
Website: rgs.usu.edu/irb

Nicole Vouvalis

IRB Director
435-797-0567
nicole.vouvalis@usu.edu

Maggie Bice

IRB Assistant
435-797-1821
maggie.duersch@usu.edu

Johanna Phelps-Hillen

IRB Coordinator
435-797-5727
johanna.hillen@usu.edu

Temis Taylor

IRB Graduate Assistant
435-797-1215
temis.taylor@usu.edu

Office Location: Science Engineering Research (SER) Room 005
Website: rgs.usu.edu/microscopy

Fen-Ann Shen

Manager, Microscopy Core Facility
435-797-8560
fenann.shen@usu.edu

Office Location: Eccles Conference Center Room 108

Anna McEntire

Director, Project Management and Communications
435-797-7631
anna.mcentire@usu.edu

Carol Shafer

Staff Assistant
435-797-7640
carol.shafer@usu.edu

Austin Walker

Project Management Coordinator
435-797-9879
austin.walker@usu.edu

Emily James

Coordinator III
435-797-7633
emily.james@usu.edu

Katie Feinauer

Communications and Marketing Coordinator
435-797-7680
katie.feinauer@usu.edu

Laura Kendellen

Communications Specialist
435-797-7680
laura.kendellen@usu.edu

Leah Anderson

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
leah.anderson@usu.edu

Marshall Greer

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
marshall.greer@usu.edu

Grant Holyoak

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
grant.holyoak@usu.edu

Brigitte Hugh

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
brigitte.hugh@usu.edu

Meg Schneider

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
meg.schneider@usu.edu

Wyatt Traughber

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
wyatt.traughber@usu.edu

Jackson Wilde

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
jackson.wilde@usu.edu

Heather Zollinger

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
heather.zollinger@usu.edu

Website: rgs.usu.edu/rd

Jerilyn Hansen

Director, Research Development
435-797-3437
jerilyn.hansen@usu.edu

Carly Cummings

Proposal Development Specialist
College of Science
435-797-5364
carly.cummings@usu.edu

Pam Garcia

Proposal Development Specialist
College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences
435-797-1168
pam.garcia@usu.edu

Monica Kessel

Proposal Development Specialist
College of Engineering
435-797-7125
monica.kessel@usu.edu

Janeé Livingston

Proposal Development Specialist
Extension
435-797-9847
janee.livingston@usu.edu

Nancy Sassano

Proposal Development Specialist
College of Education & Human Services
435-797-0904
nancy.sassano@usu.edu

Office Location: Science Engineering Research (SER) 140A
Website: rgs.usu.edu/compliance

Russ Price

Director, Research Integrity & Compliance
435-797-8305
russ.price@usu.edu

Office Location: Old Main Room 164
Phone: (435) 797-1189
Website: rgs.usu.edu/graduateschool

Mark McLellan

VP for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-1180
mark.mclellan@usu.edu

Scott Bates

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-2975
scott.bates@usu.edu

Jeff Broadbent

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-2113
jeff.broadbent@usu.edu

Richard Inouye

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-3981
richard.inouye@usu.edu

Joan Rudd

Admissions Officer
435-797-1187
joan.rudd@usu.edu

Kurt Adison

Coordinator of Programs
435-797-2559
kurt.adison@usu.edu

Mike Marino

Coordinator of Programs
435-797-3741
mike.marino@usu.edu

Lauren Mata

Staff Assistant
435-797-8185
lauren.mata@usu.edu

Cara Allen

Coordinator of Programs
435-797-1191
cara.allen@usu.edu

Linda Sparrow

Staff Assistant
435-797-3142
linda.sparrow@usu.edu

Website: rgs.usu.edu/spo

Kevin Peterson

Executive Director, Sponsored Programs
435-797-1223
kevin.peterson@usu.edu

Corey Burger

Senior Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-1661
corey.burger@usu.edu

Nan Buxton

Senior Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-1659
norma.buxton@usu.edu

Katie Dana

Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-0943
katie.dana@usu.edu

Devin Hansen

Senior Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-9153
devin.hansen@usu.edu

Kellie Hedin

Senior Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-0470
kellie.hedin@usu.edu

Clint Hortin

Grant & Contract Administrator
435-797-9089
clinton.hortin@usu.edu

Narayne Rougeau

Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-9277
narayne.rougeau@usu.edu

Una Sweeten

Grant & Contract Administrator
435-797-1272
una.sweeten@usu.edu

Logan Hager

Grant & Contract Administrator
435-797-1232
logan.hager@usu.edu

Kim Velasquez

Staff Assistant

kim.velasquez@usu.edu

Office Location: Old Main 101
Phone: (435) 797-1199
Website: innovation.usu.edu/commercial-enterprises

Four USU researchers receive prestigious CAREER grants

Left to right: Yujie Sun, Alexis Ault, Sarah Null and Idalis Villanueva Utah State University researchers Idalis Villanueva, Alexis Ault, Yujie Sun and Sarah Null have each been awarded a National Science [...]

Dr. Merideth Thompson named 2017 RGS Faculty Fellow

Merideth Thompson, associate professor in the department of Management, has been selected as the 2017 faculty fellow for USU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies. The fellowship provides the opportunity for a faculty member to [...]

Mark McLellan named chair of FDA Science Board

On January 1, Utah State University Vice President for Research and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies Mark McLellan became the 2017 chair of the FDA Science Board. Since 2014, McLellen has served on [...]

USU alum receives assistant professor position straight out of graduation

A first generation college student, a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow, and recipient of the Doctoral Researcher of the Year award for the College of Engineering, these are only three of the titles Troy Munro has earned. His accomplishments [...]

Proposal Writing Institute

The Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) is the annual, intensive training workshop offered each Spring by the Research Development division that is designed to assist researchers in learning the tools and techniques to develop high-quality [...]

Leadership on the Fly

Leadership strategies and philosophies abound, but for USU alumnus Martha Hahn, the best way to learn how to lead is to fly fish. Fly fishing is a love of Hahn’s; she’s lived in many western [...]

Getting Started as a Successful Proposal Writer

Date: Fall 2017 Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm Place: Eccles Conference Center, USU Logan campus Registration: TBA This seminar teaches new investigators how to write a grant application, a subject that is missing from [...]

Write Winning Grant Proposals

Date: Fall 2017 Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm Place: Eccles Conference Center, USU Logan campus Registration: TBA The Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to [...]

Grad students try crowdfunding to support education

“By pledging just one or two dollars, you are helping us in our fervent quest to not have to do stuff. If you pledge $10 or more, you will receive this luxurious company micro badge.” [...]

NIH: eRA Commons Status Screen for PIs Now Mobile Friendly

Beginning on January 15, 2016, a new URL will be available to PIs for mobile access to their status information in eRA Commons.  The new URL will be: https://m.era.nih.gov/cmb This new mobile access means it [...]

RGS hires new Business Manager

On March 21, Michael Torgesen began his career with the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Torgesen was hired as the RGS Business Manager, following the departure of Elisa Hoffman. Torgesen is excited to begin [...]

Recent Utah State graduate, Dustin Ranglack, awarded Southwood Prize

Dustin Ranglack, 2014 graduate of the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, was awarded the Southwood Prize by the British Ecological society for his paper: Competition on the range: science versus perception [...]

Students demonstrate importance of research at Utah’s capitol

Water shortages, domestic violence education, standardized testing and sustainable agriculture were just a few of the research areas showcased by Utah State University undergraduate researchers at the Utah State Capitol last month. Fifty students representing [...]

‘I want time for mushrooms.’

Leslie Forero is wild about mushrooms. And that makes sense, considering her study of things beneath our feet. Forero is a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural [...]

Undergraduate research grant carves pathway of success for sculptor

When thinking about grants awarded for student research, an undergraduate, let alone a sculpture student isn’t typically who comes to mind. Myles Howell, now a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) student in Utah State University's Department [...]

Undergraduate Research Fellow selected to represent USU in Washington D.C.

Utah State University Undergraduate Research Fellow Erica Hawvermale has been selected to present her research at the 20th annual Posters on the Hill in Washington D.C. Nearly 600 students apply for this opportunity, sponsored by [...]

USU alum returns to coach students on successful oral defenses

Twenty-six years after receiving his Ph.D. in ecology from Utah State University, Dr. Lee Foote returned to Logan on Jan. 20 to present on his book, Oral Exams: Preparing For and Passing Candidacy, Qualifying, and Graduate [...]

USU Sunrise Session to highlight emerging technologies of electric travel

The technology to charge electric vehicles at rest exists. However, Regan Zane, founder and director of the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) at Utah State University, is investigating how to charge vehicles while in [...]

RGS faculty fellow

Alexa Sand, Associate Professor of Art History, has accepted an appointment as a RGS Faculty Fellow. This new fellowship provides a faculty member an opportunity to contribute to research and graduate school administration, and it [...]

Translating trans fat

USU researcher aims to find out how buying and eating habits change when we know what's in our food When Sir Francis Bacon said in 1597 that knowledge is power, he certainly wasn't referring [...]

All RGS Faculty, Staff and Administration

Mark McLellan

VP for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-1180
mark.mclellan@usu.edu

Scott Bates

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-2975
scott.bates@usu.edu

Jeff Broadbent

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-2113
jeff.broadbent@usu.edu

Richard Inouye

Associate VP for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
435-797-3981
richard.inouye@usu.edu

Craig Kelley

Financial Officer
435-797-9841
craig.kelley@usu.edu

Michael Torgesen

Business Manager
435-797-8451
michael.torgesen@usu.edu

Anna McEntire

Director, Project Management and Communications
435-797-7631
anna.mcentire@usu.edu

Teresa Seeholzer

Assistant to the VP & Dean
435-797-1180
teresa.seeholzer@usu.edu

Steve Bilbao

Director, Environmental Health and Safety
435-797-2763
steve.bilbao@usu.edu

Jerilyn Hansen

Director, Research Development
435-797-3437
jerilyn.hansen@usu.edu

Christian S. Iverson

Director, Technology Transfer Services
435-797-9620
christian.iverson@usu.edu

Aaron Olsen

Director, IACUC
435-797-8141
aaron.olsen@usu.edu

Daniel Perry

Systems Analyst
435-797-8909
dan.perry@usu.edu

Kevin Peterson

Executive Director, Sponsored Programs
435-797-1223
kevin.peterson@usu.edu

Russ Price

Director, Research Integrity & Compliance
435-797-8305
russ.price@usu.edu

Nicole Vouvalis

IRB Director
435-797-0567
nicole.vouvalis@usu.edu

Joan Rudd

Admissions Officer
435-797-1187
joan.rudd@usu.edu

Kurt Adison

Coordinator of Programs
435-797-2559
kurt.adison@usu.edu

Maggie Bice

IRB Assistant
435-797-1821
maggie.duersch@usu.edu

Corey Burger

Senior Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-1661
corey.burger@usu.edu

Nan Buxton

Senior Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-1659
norma.buxton@usu.edu

Sharece Cox

Staff Assistant
435-797-1199
sharece.cox@usu.edu

Carol Shafer

Staff Assistant
435-797-7640
carol.shafer@usu.edu

Carly Cummings

Proposal Development Specialist
College of Science
435-797-5364
carly.cummings@usu.edu

Austin Walker

Project Management Coordinator
435-797-9879
austin.walker@usu.edu

Emily James

Coordinator III
435-797-7633
emily.james@usu.edu

Katie Feinauer

Communications and Marketing Coordinator
435-797-7680
katie.feinauer@usu.edu

Laura Kendellen

Communications Specialist
435-797-7680
laura.kendellen@usu.edu

Rachel Curry

Safety/Industrial Hygienist
435-797-7423
rachel.curry@usu.edu

Katie Dana

Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-0943
katie.dana@usu.edu

Dale Elwood

GIS Emergency Coordinator
435-797-1053
dalef.elwood@usu.edu

Leah Anderson

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
leah.anderson@usu.edu

Pam Garcia

Proposal Development Specialist
College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences
435-797-1168
pam.garcia@usu.edu

Marshall Greer

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
marshall.greer@usu.edu

Devin Hansen

Senior Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-9153
devin.hansen@usu.edu

Kristie Hansen

Staff Assistant
435-797-8656
kristie.hansen@usu.edu

Kellie Hedin

Senior Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-0470
kellie.hedin@usu.edu

Elisa Hoffman

Business Manager
435-797-7168
elisa.hoffman@usu.edu

Grant Holyoak

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
grant.holyoak@usu.edu

Clint Hortin

Grant & Contract Administrator
435-797-9089
clinton.hortin@usu.edu

Brigitte Hugh

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
brigitte.hugh@usu.edu

John Jones

Radiation Safety Officer
435-797-3514
john.p.jones@usu.edu

Eric Jorgensen

Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety
435-797-2856
eric.jorgensen@usu.edu

Monica Kessel

Proposal Development Specialist
College of Engineering
435-797-7125
monica.kessel@usu.edu

Janeé Livingston

Proposal Development Specialist
Extension
435-797-9847
janee.livingston@usu.edu

Mike Marino

Coordinator of Programs
435-797-3741
mike.marino@usu.edu

Lauren Mata

Staff Assistant
435-797-8185
lauren.mata@usu.edu

Cameron Pehrson

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
435-797-3290
cameron.pehrson@usu.edu

Cara Allen

Coordinator of Programs
435-797-1191
cara.allen@usu.edu

Deidri Nielson

Staff Assistant
435-797-3762
deidri.nielson@usu.edu

Johanna Phelps-Hillen

IRB Coordinator
435-797-5727
johanna.hillen@usu.edu

Kirt Poulsen

Safety and Industrial Hygiene
435-797-3507
kirt.poulsen@usu.edu

Narayne Rougeau

Grant & Contract Officer
435-797-9277
narayne.rougeau@usu.edu

Nancy Sassano

Proposal Development Specialist
College of Education & Human Services
435-797-0904
nancy.sassano@usu.edu

Meg Schneider

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
meg.schneider@usu.edu

Fen-Ann Shen

Manager, Microscopy Core Facility
435-797-8560
fenann.shen@usu.edu

Linda Sparrow

Staff Assistant
435-797-3142
linda.sparrow@usu.edu

Una Sweeten

Grant & Contract Administrator
435-797-1272
una.sweeten@usu.edu

Temis Taylor

IRB Graduate Assistant
435-797-1215
temis.taylor@usu.edu

Wyatt Traughber

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
wyatt.traughber@usu.edu

Logan Hager

Grant & Contract Administrator
435-797-1232
logan.hager@usu.edu

Kim Velasquez

Staff Assistant

kim.velasquez@usu.edu

Jackson Wilde

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
jackson.wilde@usu.edu

Mike Williams

Hazardous Waste Technician
435-797-2904
m.williams@usu.edu

Heather Zollinger

Student Intern
Communications Assistant
435-797-7680
heather.zollinger@usu.edu

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