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Brian Kloeppel
Brian Kloeppel - Interim Dean and Chief Research Officer
(828) 227-3174

• Serves as the institutions Authorized Organizational Representative. Responsible for internal approval of and contract execution of externally funded research.

• Supports the faculty search agenda by strengthening existing initiatives with external agencies partners and agencies, while seeking opportunities to expand into new multidisciplinary fields.

• Promotes research activities across the University's academic units and among faculty and students


Andrea Moshier
Andrea Moshier - Director of Sponsored Research
(828) 227-2577
                • Responsible for administration and regulatory compliance within the Graduate School & Research
                • Proposal Development
                • Contract Negotiation 
                • Subaward Development




Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss - Proposal Development Specialist
(828) 227-2575
                • Identification of Funding opportunities
                • Proposal Development
                • Assisting faculty with preparing proposal for submission; RAMSeS entry
                • Internal processing of awards; coordinates new award meetings
                • Workshop and training development and delivery
                • Coordinates special initiatives such as STARS and Provost Internal Research Support Grants



Erin Burnside     Erin Burnside - Research Protections Officer
     (828) 227-2921

Coordinates compliance committees & functions

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Export Control




YanJu Li     Yanju Li - Research Development Specialist
     (828) 227-3177


The Research Development Specialist works with Faculty and staff to support, facilitate and enhance internal and external research across the Boyer Model of Scholarship

  • Consults with faculty on an individual and/or groups basis regarding appropriate research design, methods, and evaluation for faculty scholarship and proposal development.
  • Provides training and assistance for qualitative and quantitative research projects
  • Assists faculty in the use of research software such as SPSS, SAS, Qualtrics, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, R, NVivo, and others
  • Facilitates opportunities for collaborative and peer-to-peer research support
  • Works with other campus stakeholders to develop policies, applications, and professional development opportunities to support research



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