The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) provides support, guidance and resources to faculty pursuing original research.
The OVPR enables faculty research by fostering a vibrant research environment at SLU. Our goal is to lift many of the administrative burdens that accompany managing sponsored research so that faculty can focus on pursuing research itself. The OVPR can assist SLU faculty in the following areas:
- Identifying funding opportunities
- Convening faculty from across disciplines and creating collaborations
- Proposal development and review
- Managing awards and post-award compliance support
Research Councils and Committees
In the spirit of shared governance, SLU Research manages a variety of committees and councils to convene faculty, staff and administration around research. An up-to-date list of these organizations, their charges, and their most up-to-date rosters can be viewed at the page below.
The Vice President for Research
Ken Olliffkenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org 773-612-6484
Ken Olliff was appointed Vice President for Research at Saint Louis University in July 2016. Olliff works closely with academic deans, department chairs, and faculty to advance the quality, scope, and impact of their research and graduate programs by fostering excellence in research and scholarship. The Vice President for Research reviews research policies, assists in their development, and ensures compliance with federal guidelines governing research and internal university structures. Olliff works with the innovation and technology sector to promote opportunities for SLU researchers, and he is committed to building multi-institutional research partnerships. He serves as chair of the Program Committee on the Cortex Board of Directors and as a board member of COCA.
In Fall 2017, Olliff oversaw the launch of a Five-Year Growth Plan for Research at the university. The plan is an ambitious effort to increase the scale and eminence of the university’s research enterprise.
Olliff received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Rochester, and his Doctor of Ministry from Meadville Lombard Theological School. He did advanced graduate work in ethics and religion at Harvard University, and he holds an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
- 2017 Annual Letter from the Vice President for Research (9/27/17)
- SLU Research Request For Big Ideas (11/28/17)
- Update from the Vice President for Research for January 2018 (1/26/18)
- Update from the Vice President for Research for April 2018 (4/27/18)
- Update from the Vice President for Research for September 2018 (9/10/18)
- "Nothing Impossible: Geospatial Tech in STL," KMOX (1/13/19)
- "Catholic Value of Discovery Motivates SLU Research," St. Louis Review (1/11/19)
- "MOVP Health Research in MO and Education Reform," Missouri Viewpoints (2/28/18)
- "STL LIVE SLU Research Part 2 of 2," STL TV (9/12/17)
- "STL LIVE SLU Research Part 1 of 2," STL TV (9/12/17)
Matthew ChristianAssociate Vice President for Research and Chief of Staff email@example.com 314-977-2047
Jasmin PatelAssistant Vice President for Research, Research Strategy Group firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-3289
Enrico Di Cera, M.D.Deputy Vice President for Research Interim Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine email@example.com 314-977-9201
Graeme ThomasExecutive Director, Research Innovation Group firstname.lastname@example.org 314-272-2599
Mark HaenchenExecutive Director, Research Integrity and Safety Group email@example.com 314-977-6885
Bridget LallyDirector, Sponsored Programs Accounting Group firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-4226
Alexis Bruce-StaudtExecutive Director of GO Centers email@example.com 314-977-6314
Amy BreuerExecutive Assistant to the Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-7742
The Grant Operation (GO) Centers brings together key pre- and post-award staff into a single team to provide hands-on support to faculty applying for and managing their grants.
Alexis Bruce-StaudtExecutive Director of GO Centers
David BorgmeyerResearch Strategist email@example.com 314-977-1129
Matt RenaudPre-Award Specialist II firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-5625
Ann ScalesPost-Award Specialist I email@example.com 314-977-7548
Courtney SchlueterPre-Award Specialist II firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-7022
Angela JouglardPost-Award Specialist II email@example.com 314-977-7543
Karla MesheyPre-Award Specialist II firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-8615
Lisa WagnerPost-Award Specialist II email@example.com 314-977-5453
Cyn WisePost-Award Specialist III firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-9356
Sara BaumanPost-Award Specialist I email@example.com 314-977-6095
The Research Innovation Group (RIG) manages the intellectual property portfolio and industry contracting activities for Saint Louis University.
Executive Director, Research Innovation Group
Malcolm S. TownesBusiness Development Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 314-236-9096
Anne K. MillerIntellectual Property Manager
Zerina AlbrechtContracts Specialist email@example.com 314-925-3049
Kine' J. WalkerAdministrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org 314-925-3027
The Research Strategy Group (RSG) works with faculty in all aspects of research program development, including idea generation, seed funding, project management, and proposal submission.
Assistant Vice President for Research, Research Strategy Group
Matthew SchuelkeSenior Statistician email@example.com 314-977-9766
Terri BorowiakGrants Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-2215
Mike MarcinkowskiGrant Writer email@example.com 314-977-9769
Vicki MorelandGrants Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-7733
Debbie WilliamsGrant Administrator email@example.com 314-977-7743
The Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) Group handles financial and accounting matters for faculty who have been awarded grants and contracts. SPA provides this support for externally sponsored federal and private awards and for internally funded awards.
Director, Sponsored Programs Accounting Group
Lei Tang, MAccFinancial Analyst firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-2390
Patti Montgomery, CPAGrant Accountant email@example.com 314-977-1195
Mary Lou Pereira, BAGrant Accountant firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-6352
Katie McDowell, CPAGrant Accountant II email@example.com 314-977-6357
Sharmi Ray, MAGrant Accountant firstname.lastname@example.org 314-977-6356
Saint Louis University has multiple committees charged with ensuring the safety and integrity of research performed at the University. SLU’s research compliance committees help maintain effective compliance with University policy and regulatory requirements.
Mark HaenchenExecutive Director, Research Integrity and Safety Group email@example.com