Staff Directory

Office of the Vice Chancellor

Richard A. Tankersley

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
Grigg Hall 256
704-687-8428
rtankers@uncc.edu

Carolyn Aguiar

Executive Assistant
Grigg 255
704-687-8428
caguiar@uncc.edu

Gail Keene

Business Officer
Grigg 268
704-687-8286
pgkeene@uncc.edu

Budget and Personnel

Gail Keene

Manager
Grigg 268
704-687-8286
pgkeene@uncc.edu

Pearl Brown

Business Services Coordinator
Grigg 269
704-687-7733
plbrown@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Budget and business services
  • Financial Transaction (FTR)
  • UBP Invoicing
  • Staff (EHRA/SHRA) staff actions
  • RED credit card operations
  • Grigg Hall lost and found

Bobbi Butler

Business Services Coordinator
Cameron 320B
704-687-8046
bbutle27@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Budget and business services
  • Financial Transactions (FTR)
  • Assistant Cameron Hall building liaison
  • Vivarium Recharge Unit invoicing
  • Cameron lost and found service

Theresa Butler

Business Services Coordinator
Cameron 320A
704-687-1861
tcbutler@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Cameron Hall REDBP Office Coordinator
  • Cameron Hall building liaison (access requests)
  • Budget and business services
  • Staff (EHRA/SHRA) staff actions

Lolita Gonzales

Assistant Manager
Grigg 270
704-687-5697
lgonza19@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • RED Internal Grants
  • University Business Partners
  • Coworking Space
  • Budget and business services
  • Financial Transactions (FTR) internal grants and UBP
  • RED credit card operations

Joshua Jones

University Business Partner Service Assistant Service Manager
PORTAL Atrium / Grigg 272
704-687-0170
jjone461@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • University Business Partners (UBP)
  • Coworking space
  • UBP customer service
  • PORTAL operations
  • Millennial Campus space tours
  • RED website updates
  • PORTAL calendar access and space scheduling

Ali Mateen

University Business Partner Service Manager
PORTAL Atrium
704-687-7993
amateen@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • PORTAL building liaison
  • Coworking space
  • Millennial Campus space tours
  • RED website updates
  • PORTAL calendar access and space scheduling
  • FourWinds content updates
  • RED credit card operations

Office of Industry and Government Partnerships

Mark Spindler

Interim Director
Grigg 246
704-687-7573
mspindle@uncc.edu

Clay Andrews

Liaison for Corporate Partnerships
Grigg 247
704-687-8234
Clay.Andrews@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Business-University Partnership information
  • Information on licensing office space on Millennial Campus 
  • Access to student talent, faculty or research facilities on Millennial Campus
  • Businesses located on the UNC Charlotte campus
  • Economic development initiatives

Jessica Thomas

Administrative Support Associate
Grigg 258
704-687-5690
jthom336@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • OIGP business processes
  • OIGP record management
  • OIGP federal work study students 
  • OIGP event management
  • General inquiries and referrals

Grants & Contracts Administration

Valerie Crickard

Executive Director
Cameron 307
704-687-1862
vcrickar@uncc.edu

Deborah Bolick

Senior Contracting Negotiator
Cameron 312
704-687-1883
dlbolick@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Negotiation of contracts and grant agreements with sponsors for research or other sponsored activities
  • Outgoing subcontracts under awards for external sponsored activities
  • Data use agreements for third party data
  • Master agreements with sponsors for external sponsored activities
  • MOUs/teaming agreements related to research or other sponsored activities

Darlene Booker

Assistant Director, Cost Analysis & Cash Management
Cameron 308
704-687-1873
dbooker4@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Daily operations in Cash Management and Cost Analysis

Kathy Edwards

Quality Assurance Administrator
Cameron 305D
704-687-1858
kfedward@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Post award research administration support for:
    • Belk College of Business
      • Business Information Systems & Operations Management
      • Economics
      • Finance
      • Management
      • Marketing and Turner School of Accountancy
    • College of Health & Human Services
      • Adult Health
      • Family & Community Nursing
      • Kinesiology
      • Public Health Sciences
      • School of Nursing
      • Social Work
    • William States Lee College of Engineering
  • Lead for IT projects/updates for GCA

Jacob Falkiewicz

Senior Research Administrator
Cameron 302A
704-687-1859
jfalkiew@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Post Award research administration support for:
    • Research and Economic Development
      • Small Business and Technology Development Center
      • Ventureprise
    • Urban Institute
    • William States Lee College of Engineering
      • Civil and Environmental Engineering
      • Electrical and Computer Engineering
      • Engineering Technology and Construction Management
      • EPIC
      • Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

Lauren Gunderman

Research Administrator
Cameron 305B
704-687-1824
lasparge@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Post award research administration support for:
    • Office of International Programs
    • William States Lee College of Engineering
      • Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science
      • Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
      • Motorsports Engineering
      • Office of Student Development & Success
      • Precision Metrology & Intelligent Manufacturing Center

Shawnee Haney

Senior Research Administrator
Cameron 304A
704-687-5148
shaney9@uncc.edu
Contact me about:
 
  • Post award research administration support for:
    • Academic Affairs 
      • ADVANCE Faculty Affairs & Diversity Office
      • Atkins Library
      • Enrollment Management
      • Graduate Programs
      • Graduate Studies
      • Lab School – Niner University Elementary at Amay James
      • Undergraduate Education
      • University Career Center
      • University Center for Academic Excellence
    • Business Affairs
      • Campus Police
      • Facilities Management
    • Cato College of Education
      • Center for Education Measurement & Evaluation
      • Center for STEM Education
      • Counseling, Middle, Secondary & K-12 Education
      • Office of School and Community Partnerships
      • Reading & Elementary Education
      • Special Education & Child Development
      • Teacher Education, Advance & Licensure
    • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
      • Biological Sciences
      • Greenhouse
    • Student Affairs
      • Counseling Center
      • Counseling & Health Services
      • Health Services
      • Wellness Promotion

Hector Henry III

Senior Contracting Negotiator
Cameron 313
704-687-8879
hhenry@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Negotiation of contracts and grant agreements with sponsors for research or other sponsored activities
  • Outgoing subcontracts under awards for external sponsored activities
  • Data use agreements for third party data
  • Master agreements with sponsors for external sponsored activities
  • MOUs/teaming agreements related to research or other sponsored activities

Krystal Hunter

Senior Research Administrator
Cameron 308A
704-687-1875
khunte39@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Post award research administration support for:
    • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
      • Aerospace Studies
      • Africana Studies
      • Anthropology
      • Center for Ethics
      • Chemistry
      • Communication Studies
      • Criminal Justice & Criminology
      • English
      • Geography & Earth Sciences
      • Gerontology
      • Global Studies
      • History
      • Languages & Culture Studies
      • Mathematics & Statistics
      • Optoelectronics Center
      • Philosophy
      • Physics & Optical Sciences
      • Political Science & Public Administration
      • Psychological Science
      • Religious Studies
      • Sociology
      • University Writing Program

Tracee Jackson

Cash Management Lead
Cameron 309
704-687-1863
tjacks64@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Cash collections
  • Invoicing
  • IUCRC and Affiliate programs for financial reporting

Leslie Jenkins

Contracts Administrator
Cameron 305
704-687-1868
lajenki1@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Review of grant awards
  • Award set-up in NORM
  • No cost extension requests
  • FFATA reporting

Christelle McKinney

Senior Reporting & Subrecipient Compliance Specialist
704-687-1886
cmckin15@uncc.edu
  • Financial Reporting for Research Awards
  • Sub-recipient Monitoring
 

Laura Moody

Senior Research Administrator
Cameron 309A
704-687-7878
lcraig8@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Post award research administration support for:
    • College of Arts & Architecture
      • Dance
      • Dean’s Office
      • School of Architecture
    • College of Computing & Informatics 
      • Bioinformatics and Genomics
      • Computer Science
      • Data Science Initiative
      • Software and Information Systems
      • Visualization Center

Nikki Simmons

Assistant Director, Contract Negotiations
Cameron 311
704-687-1885
nsimmo17@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Daily operations of the GCA contracting team

Senior Invoicing Specialist

Senior Invoicing Specialist
Cameron 307A
704-687-1864
gca-billing@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Cash collection 
  • Invoicing 
  • Year-end tasks

April Spruill

Cost Analyst
Cameron 307B
704-687-8279
aspruil4@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Federal, State, and campus reporting requests for sponsored funds
  • Grant Payroll Certification
  • Recharge Units

Lab Animal Resources

Chandra Williams

University Veterinarian and Vivarium Director
704-687-5017
cwill297@uncc.edu

Michael Braham

Research Technician
704-687-8318
mbraham@uncc.edu

Hernando Gordils

Research Specialist
704-687-8318
hjgordil@uncc.edu

Alvaro Perez

Associate Director
704-687-8318
AlvaroPerez@uncc.edu

Melissa Richardson

Research Technician
704-687-8318
mricha96@uncc.edu

Center for Research Excellence

Lesley Brown

Director
Cameron 315
704-687-1880
labrown@uncc.edu

Joy McAuley

Proposal Specialist
Cameron 314
704-687-1878
jomcaule@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Proposal review
  • Proposal editing and formatting

Susan Robinson

Coordinator of Information Services
Cameron 310A
704-687-1869
ssrobins@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Funding opportunity announcements
  • Funding searches

Research Protections and Integrity

Angelica Martins

Interim Director
Cameron 300
704-687-1876
A.Martins@uncc.edu

Sherry Loyd

Associate Director and Conflict of Interest Manager
Cameron 320
704-687-8270
Sachrist@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Conflicts of Interest (COI)
  • External Professional Activities for Pay
  • Organizational COI
  • COI Committee

Cathy Moore

Cathy Moore

Interim Biosafety Officer
Cameron 301
704-687-1825
CathyMoore@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Handling and working with biological agents on campus
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee protocol review and approval process
  • Risk assessment and risk mitigation for biological agents and materials
  • Use of select agents
  • Dual Use of Research Concern
  • Biosafety training courses and requirements
  • Microbiological and Biomedical facilities renovation and design

John Jacobs

Facility Security Officer and Export Control Officer
Cameron 319
704-687-1877
jljacob2@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Export Control 
  • Travel with university-owned property
  • Technology Control Plans

Cat Runden

IRB Manager
Cameron 326
704-687-1871
CatRunden@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Human Subjects Research (HSR)
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol review and approval process
  • IRB protocol submission system questions
  • Single IRB review/IRB authorization agreements
  • HSR/IRB training

Uzma Khan

IRB Analyst
Cameron 327
704-687-8341
ukhan2@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Administrative review of IRB protocol submissions
  • Regulatory and compliance guidance regarding Human Subjects Research
  • Required documentation for IRB approval

Mary Tomida

IACUC Coordinator
Cameron 325
704-687-1872
mtomida@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • University Animal Care and Use Program
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) process and policies
  • Submitting IACUC protocols
  • Use of animals/animal tissues in research or teaching
  • Requirements for faculty, staff, and students working with animals

Research Services & Outreach

Ellen Zavala

Director
Cameron 317
704-687-1881
eezavala@uncc.edu

Stafford Farmer

Assistant Director
Cameron 318
704-687-1860
sfarme15@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Consultations with faculty/staff regarding proposal development and review
  • Budget development
  • Troubleshooting with NORM/InfoEd

April Schenck

Research Services and Outreach Specialist
Cameron 313A
704-687-1890
aschenc6@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Grants and Contracts Certificate Program
  • Consultations with faculty/staff regarding proposal development and review
  • Budget development

Small Business & Technology Development Center

Robin McIntire

Regional Director
PORTAL 226A
704-687-0443
robin.mcintire@uncc.edu

Mike Barugel

General Business Counselor
PORTAL 226
704-687-0443
mbarugel@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Providing counseling to small businesses regarding all general business topics 

Jules Monroe

Business Counselor
PORTAL 226
704-687-0440
jmonro28@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Providing counseling to pre-venture entrepreneurs and micro-businesses
  • Office management questions

Michael Moore

General Business Counselor
PORTAL 210A
704-687-0446
mmoor202@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Providing counseling to small businesses regarding all general business topics

Georges Neuenschwander

International Business Development Counselor
PORTAL 211A
704-687-0442
gneuensc@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Providing counseling to small businesses regarding international business development including exporting and export finance

Kale Pasch

Launch Specialist
PORTAL 226
kpasch@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Providing counseling and programming to pre-venture entrepreneurs

Jacquie Spearman

Government Procurement Counselor
PORTAL 210
704-687-0443
jspearm1@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Advising small businesses on how to do business with the government
  • Small business certification programs

Office of Commercialization and Development

Carl Mahler II

Executive Director
PORTAL 228B
704-687-8016
cmahler@uncc.edu

Bradley Fach

Senior Associate Executive Director
PORTAL 228A
704-687-8018
bfach@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Material transfer agreements
  • New inventions
  • Licensing and commercializing University technologies
  • Patent applications
  • New company formation
  • Working with industrial partners
  • Intellectual property policy

Andy Gonzales

Patent Manager
PORTAL 228D
704-687-8013
ajgonza1@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • ORCD business office process

Arianna Harrison

Technology Transfer Specialist
PORTAL 228G
704-687-8015
aharpe22@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Compliance with confidentiality agreements
  • Data entry into Wellspring, ORCD invention database 

Christopher Krumm

Business & Technology Analyst
Cameron 310
704-687-1865
ckrumm1@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Niner Research administration
  • Niner Research functionality and issues

Ventureprise

Devin Collins

Interim Executive Director
PORTAL 252
704-687-8058
Devin.Collins@uncc.edu

Laura Smailes

Assistant Director
PORTAL 252
704-687-5675
lsmailes@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Ventureprise Launch Programs
  • Student entrepreneurship programs
  • Ventureprise communications