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FSU Research Development (RD) Partners

What is Research Development (RD)?  RD is the providing of assistance to members of the university community in an effort to aid them in their grantsmanship efforts. 

Not to be confused with what Departmental Representatives or SRA Grants Officers are involved with (assisting with general and agency guidance, as well as submission and administration of grants),  RD expands beyond these areas to equip (workshops and resources), connect (collaborative opportunities), and assist (editing, staffing, etc.), in an effort to strengthen research programs and proposals to make them more competitive for extramural funding from governmental, private and non-profit funding agencies.  

While Florida State University has a central RD group for faculty, the Office of Proposal Development, we are fortunate to have other professionals throughout the university serving different constituencies and/or providing essential complementary activities that, as whole, provide comprehensive services to our university. These include faculty and staff in departments as well as the graduate school, libraries, and others. 

FSU enjoys a productive climate of cooperation and partnership among offices.  Those involved in these efforts appreciate the synergy that emerges from working together.  The FSU RD Partners Group is being established to carry this existing synergism to a new level by establishing monthly gatherings to share information and ideas with the goal of creating more and better opportunities to collaborate and strengthen efforts. 

If you are involved with RD related efforts and would like to join our group, please contact Beth Hodges to learn more.

The next meeting of the group will be Friday, March 30 at 11:45.  Location: The Globe.  Food will be available from the Global Cafe beginning at 11:30.  Featured cuisine is from Mexico.  Charge is $7.00 per person if you elect to get food from the Cafe.  We will meet in room 2500, located on the second floor of the Globe.

Individual contact information for those participating can be found below.




Name, Title



Grace Adkison, CRC Coordinator

Office of Proposal Development

Terra Bradley, Assistant in Research (grant writing specialist)

College of Medicine

Judy Devine, Senior Assoc. Dean

The Graduate School

Debra Fadool, Associate Dean

The Graduate School

Craig Filar, Assistant Dean

Office of National Fellowships

Rachel Goff-Albritton, Training Specialist

Office of Proposal Development

Beth Hodges, Director

Office of Proposal Development

Renaine Julian, FSU Libraries

FSU Libraries

David Lipten, Development Officer

FSU Foundation


Michael Meth, Assoc. Dean


FSU Libraries   


Mike Mitchell, Proposal Development Coordinator


Office of Proposal Development


Bob Reiser, Assoc. Dean for Research


Office of Research, College of Education


Leslie Richardson, Director


Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Pam Ray, Director

Sponsored Research Administration

Adrienne Stephenson, Graduate School,

Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards, The Graduate School


Micah Vandegrift, Dir. of Digital Research & Scholarship


FSU Libraries

Thomas Whitley, Assistant Director

Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards, The Graduate School

Peggy Wright-Cleveland, Director

Office of Faculty Development and Advancement

Chuck Wells, Program Director

Science and Research Development, College of Medicine


Katherine Yaun, Senior Editor


Office of Research, College of Education

Latika Young, Director

Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement