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Meet Our RA Team

Research at New College

New College’s Research Advancement Services Team provides information and assistance to help our faculty members find funding, apply for grants, and administratively manage their sponsored projects.

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Vernon Morris
Associate Dean - New College Knowledge Enterprise and Strategic Outcomes

Dr. Morris joined Arizona State University as Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences and was Director of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in July 2020.

Dr. Morris also founded the HU Graduate Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS).  HUPAS is the first PhD-degree granting Atmospheric Sciences program at any minority-serving institution and is a national leader in the production of minority PhDs in its field.  Under his guidance, over 50% of the African American and 30% of the Hispanic American PhDs in Atmospheric Sciences produced from 2006 to 2018 in the United States graduated from this program. 97% of the program’s alumni are working in their respective fields across federal agencies, the private sector, and academia.  

Dr. Morris is passionate about broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). He has guided the research for more than 150 students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school levels.  His successful hands-on outreach programs and informal science education/exposure projects have reached over 50,000 students worldwide.  Among the most notable are the network of high school weather camps (http://ncas.howard.edu/outreach-programs/weather-camp/), that managed camps in Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., Jackson, Mississippi, and El Paso, Texas for eighteen years and provided nearly 800 students from underserved populations entre into career opportunities in atmospheric sciences. 

   602-543-1005
   NewCollegeAwards@asu.edu

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Eric Swank
Associate Director of NCUIRE

Dr. Eric Swank serves as the associate director of NCUIRE. He teaches research classes in   Social & Cultural Analysis and brings expertise in designing, managing and evaluating undergraduate research experiences. He writes on issues of sexual prejudice and political activism, loves talking research with students, and has published over ten peer-reviewed articles with undergraduate students.

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Anna Jahn
Research Advancement Administrator

Anna serves as Research Advancement Administrator for the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Anna focuses largely on pre-award processes, assisting faculty and staff in identifying/setting their research priorities and in seeking extramural funding for those efforts. Anna works to help locate funding sources, prepare proposals with PIs, and ensures that grant proposals are in compliance with sponsor and ASU guidelines.  She also supports the post-award team to help ensure that grants are proceeding in a timely manner and reporting requirements are met. 

 NewCollegeAwards@asu.edu

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Abigail Garcia
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SSBS)
Abigail.Garcia@asu.edu
(602) 543-6644
Contact me for: SSBS related post-award questions

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Marla Carmona
School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies (SHArCS)
Marla.Carmona@asu.edu
Contact me for: SHArCS related post-award questions

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Tomi St John
School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SMNS)
Tomi.StJohn@asu.edu
Contace me for: SMNS related post-award questions

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Jazmin Villavicencio
Management Intern
Jazmin.Villavicencio@asu.edu
Contact me for: questions relating to budgets

Our expertise includes

  1. Locating funding Interpreting sponsor guidelines
  2. Developing proposal budgets and various other proposal component
  3. Reviewing proposals for sponsor compliance
  4. Completing institutional forms and obtaining institutional approvals
  5. Coordinating account activations and account closeouts with ASU’s sponsored projects office
  6. Projecting budgets and facilitating budget revisions
  7. Assisting with annual and final reports, and arranging no-cost extensions
  8. Providing general guidance and resource support for sponsored activities