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FSU Research Development 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 Research 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 has been established to carry this existing synergism to a new level by establishing 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 or if you need to find a on-campus RD professional, please contact Beth Hodges to learn more.

The next meeting of the group will be scheduled at the end of the Spring 2020 semester and will be hosted by the FSU Libraries. We will meet at 11:45 and discussions will begin at noon.   Location: TBD.

Individual contact information for those participating can be found below.

Name, Title Office Email
Grace Adkison, CRC Program Manager Office of Research Development
Jen Bartman, Associate Director Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Terra Bradley, Assistant in Research (grant writing specialist) College of Medicine
Evangeline Ciupek, Training and Resource Coordinator Office of Research Development
Jimmy Cole, Event Planner University Relations
Judy Devine, Senior Assoc. Dean  The Graduate School
Rebecca Dorn, Director Change Leadership Planning, Information Technology Service (ITS)
Debra Fadool, Associate Dean The Graduate School
Craig Filar, Assistant Dean Office of National Fellowships
Michael Franklin, Instructional Specialist FSU Honors Program
Rachel Goff-Albritton, Training Specialist Office of Research Development

Kathleen Haughney, Assistant Director

Research Communications

Ellen Granger, Director

Office of STEM Teaching Activities
Beth Hodges, Director Office of Research Development
Renaine Julian, FSU Libraries FSU Libraries


Laura Kitchens, Grants Analyst College of Social Sciences
David Lipten, Development Officer FSU Foundation


Michael Meth, Assoc. Dean FSU Libraries   


Mike Mitchell, Proposal Research Coordinator Office of Research Development
Donna O'Neal, Director Office for Clinical Research Advancement (OCRA)
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
Nicholas Ruhs, STEM Research & Learning Librian FSU Libraries
Annette Schwabe, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Director  FSU Honors in the Major
Devin Soper, Scholarly Communications Librarian FSU Libraries
Adrienne Stephenson, Graduate School Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards, The Graduate School
Russell Walker, Research Administrator Office of Research, College of Education
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