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The Office of Research Programs (ORP)

Led by the VP of Research, the Office of Research Programs (ORP) seeks to stimulate, facilitate and highlight research at ESF, and strives to make research opportunities at the College as broad and achievable as possible. We are the central resource for the initiation, funding and management of all ESF research activity.

Research Resources

For needs and functions in the Office of Research Programs, please contact the following staff:

ORP Staff Directory

Vice President for Research

John C. Stella, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Campus Operations Manager;
stella@esf.edu (315-470-6606)

As Vice President for Research, Dr. John C. Stella provides leadership, coordination and support for College-wide research programs through the initiation, development and implementation of research management, administrative and financial/budgetary strategies. Research-oriented Center, Institutes, Councils and Consortia report to the Vice President, who works closely with the Provost in support of these entities. The Vice President works synergistically with the ESF administration and with counterparts at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse University, the business community and other college partners to develop research opportunities and new initiatives.

ORP Staff and Responsibilities

Kate Edwards, Interim Director of Sponsored Programs; Director of Sponsored Programs and Research Finance; RF Deputy Operations Manager
kedwards@esf.edu (315-470-6606)
Tiffany Fleming, Director of Research Development
tcflemin@esf.edu (315-470-6610)
Lisa Schwabenbauer, Director of Sponsored Programs
lschwab@esf.edu (315-470-4877)
Fiona McKinney, Sponsored Programs Associate II
fmmckinn@esf.edu (315-470-6606)
Tammy Baker, Sponsored Programs Associate I
tbaker10@esf.edu (315-470-6606)
Ryan T. Gillett, Sponsored Programs Associate I
rtgillet@esf.edu (315-470-4873/6606)
Sean C. Nicholson, Sponsored Programs Associate I
scnichol@esf.edu (315-470-4730/6606)
Steve Ewin, Sponsored Programs Assistant I
sdewin01@esf.edu (315-470-6607/6606)
Lauren Van Derzee, Sponsored Programs Assistant I
levander@esf.edu (315-470-6606)
Anne R. Knapp, Administrative Staff Assistant II
aknapp@esf.edu (315-470-6682/6606)
Rebecca McClain, Accountant II
rlmcclai@esf.edu (315-470-6608)
Isaac Liptak, Administrative Staff Assistant I
iliptak@esf.edu (315-565-3009/4739)
Patricia Henson, Senior Clerical Specialist
phenson@esf.edu (315-470-4739)
Emily O'Brien, Administrative Staff Assistant 1
eobrie08@esf.edu (315-470-6707)
Erica Ward, Senior Administrative Assistant
eward04@esf.edu (315-470-4950 / 6606)

Contact Us

Office of Research Programs
200 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-470-6779 (fax)

Please direct any IRB specific questions to :
Dr. Sharon Moran
Associate Professor - Department of Environmental Studies
email: smoran@esf.edu
Phone: 315-470-6690