Office: WQED 2013
Email: email@example.comLinda was named Interim Director in June 2014. Prior to this position, she was Assistant VP and Assistant General Counsel for CMU, after moving from the University of Pittsburgh where she supported the Office of Research in her role as Associate General Counsel. Linda also has a M.B.A. from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh.
Office: WQED 2022
Lynn joined the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) as a Contracts Officer in 1998 and was promoted to Contracts Manager in 2002. Lynn previously worked as a business manager for the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh for twelve years. As Contracts Manager, Lynn is actively involved with all aspects of the development and negotiation of the University’s research agreements as well as oversight of the contract personnel. Lynn holds a BA in Foreign Language and International Trade from Eastern Michigan University and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Office: WQED 1001
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDarlene joined CMU in 1987. She joined OSP in 2006 serving in many capacities. She manages the office and provides administrative assistance to all OSP staff.
Senior Pre-Award Administrator
Office: WQED 2025
Email: email@example.comRob joined OSP in 1985. Over the years, Rob served in many capacities (pre-award administrator, subcontracts administrator). Rob currently manages non-federal pre-award research activities.
Office: WQED 2021
Amanda joined OSP in August 2013. She is responsible for processing submissions and awards related to the NSF and NIH. Prior to joining the OSP staff Amanda was with the University of Pittsburgh where she acquired more than 13 years of experience with research grants.
Office: WQED 2011
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDiane has been with CMU for 21 years working in both OSP as well Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA). Diane's main OSP function is to reconcile proposal and award data and transmit award details to SPA.
Senior Contracts Officer
Office: WQED 2016
Email: email@example.comMatt joined the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) in 2000. Matt previously worked as an Environmental Consultant for the Department of Defense/Department of Navy. As a Contracts Officer Matt has been involved with the development and negotiation of many types of agreements pertaining to Sponsored Research. Matt has advanced degrees in Public Health and Public Management. Matt is an avid sports fan and enjoys travelling with his wife and two daughters.
Senior Contracts Officer
Office: WQED 2026
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPrior to joining CMU in September 2011, Christine worked at the University of Pittsburgh negotiating research related agreements. She has also worked in the area of legal and compliance for a variety of industry and nonprofit organizations, and received a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Office: WQED 2024
Email: email@example.comPatty joined OSP in September, 2012. Prior to joining CMU, Patty worked as a Contracts Officer for 8 years at the University of Pittsburgh and was Deputy General Counsel at Allegheny Energy, now known as First Energy.
Office: WQED 2020
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPrior to joining CMU in December 2013, Brenda worked as the Director of Internal Audit and as Program Manager of Information Technologies at Port Authority of Allegheny County. She also worked in the areas of law and procurement. Brenda received a MBA and Masters Degree in Management of Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh and a JD from Duquesne University.
Office: WQED 2015
Email: email@example.comKristen has worked in OSP since 2007. She currently is responsible for issuing Subcontracts and Professional Service Agreements under both Federal and Non-Federal grants and contracts. Prior to her role as Subcontracts Administrator, Kristen was a Senior Pre-Award Administrator and oversaw the federal proposal submission process as well as federal pre-award administration. Kristen has a B.S.B.A in Accounting from Slippery Rock University.
Office: WQED 2019
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgJohn works on a variety of agreements for the University, including Non-Disclosure Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, and Data Use Agreements. John joined the OSP in October, 2013.
Office: WQED 2018
Email: email@example.comJulia joined OSP in August 2013. Julia's main responsibility is to review, negotiate, and execute Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA's) for the university. Prior to joining CMU, Julia managed in-house legal and compliance matters for a nonprofit policy and grant-making institute in New York.
A Jeffrey Abels
Research Systems Administrator
Office: WQED 1024
Jeff Abels, a member of the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) since 2007, left his role as subcontracts administrator in the Spring of 2013 to lead OSP in the implementation of Carnegie Mellon University's new Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance System (SPARCS) electronic system. Jeff has been involved with academic research administration for over 18 years including holding positions in pre- and post-award central administration as well as acting as a campus business manager. Jeff received his graduate degree from the Heinz College in the Spring of 2013.
SPARCS Training & Communication Specialist, Office of Sponsored Programs
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: 1021 WQED Building
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRoger joined CMU in December 2014 to provide training and communication for the SPARCS software implementation. Prior to joining the team, Roger worked for LG Electronics for over 10 years providing training and technical support to consumers and retailers throughout the United States. Roger is a recent transplant to Pittsburgh area moving from the north Alabama area. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee.
Chris M. Lambert
SPARCS Business Analyst
Office: WQED 1023
Chris joined OSP in December of 2013 to provide business analysis and support for the SPARCS implementation. Prior to working for OSP, he worked for 16 years at California State University San Marcos where he also received his B.S. and MBA degrees.