Directory


  Operational Structure

Located at 202 Samford Hall
Name Title Email Phone
John M. Mason Jr. PhD, PE
John M. Mason Jr. PhD, PE Vice President for Research & Economic Development jmason@auburn.edu (334) 844-4784
Jennifer Kerpelman, PhD
Jennifer Kerpelman, PhD Interim Vice President for Research kerpejl@auburn.edu 334-844-4784
Giovana Brannan
Giovana Brannan Business Manager & Executive Assistant to the VPR brannsg@auburn.edu (334) 844-4784
Gail Edwards
Gail Edwards Assistant to the Business Manager edwargm@auburn.edu (334) 844-4784
Debra Enebak
Debra Enebak Assistant to the VPR enebada@auburn.edu (334) 844-4784
Jonathan A. Cullum
Jonathan A. Cullum Manager, Communications & Marketing culluja@auburn.edu (334) 844-4784
Electronic Research Administration Unit
Electronic Research Administration Unit (ERA) era@auburn.edu
Martha M. Taylor
Martha M. Taylor Assistant Vice President for Research taylomm@auburn.edu (334) 844-4438
Gwen Epling
Gwen Epling ERA Administrator eplingw@auburn.edu (334) 844-4438
Linda Kerr
Linda Kerr Administrative Support Assistant II kerrlin@auburn.edu (334) 844-7110
Tammy Williams
Tammy Williams Administrative Support Specialist II tgw0003@auburn.edu (334) 844-8757
Located at 570 Devall Drive, Suite 101, Auburn, AL 36832 / (334) 844-7480
Name Title Email Phone
Larry Fillmer
Larry Fillmer Executive Director, External Engagement & Support larry.fillmer@auburn.edu (334) 844-6140
Mary Shirley-Howell
Mary Shirley-Howell Business Development Manager mshirley@auburn.edu (334) 844-6438
Leslie Parsons
Leslie Parsons Assistant Director for Business Operations parsola@auburn.edu (334) 844-6147
Barbara Norrell
Barbara Norrell Assistant to Executive Director, External Engagement & Support barbara@auburn.edu (334) 844-6142
Name Title Email Phone
Rodney Robertson
Rodney Robertson Executive Director, Hunstville Research Center rlr0012@auburn.edu
Rod Summers
Rod Summers Director of Research, AUHRC rodsummers@auburn.edu (256) 327-3145
Vicki Kretzschmar
Vicki Kretzschmar Business Manager vrk0002@auburn.edu (256) 327-3181
Morgan Stashick Martin
Morgan Stashick Martin Marketing & Communications Manager morganmartin@auburn.edu (256) 327-3129
Located at 570 Devall Drive, Suite 102, Auburn, AL 36832 | (334) 844-4977
Name Title Email Phone
Jan Dowdle Thornton, JD, MBA, CLP
Jan Dowdle Thornton, JD, MBA, CLP Executive Director jthornton@auburn.edu (334) 844-4977
Cary Chandler
Cary Chandler Director, Business Development and Startups carychandler@auburn.edu (334) 844-7441
George Konstant, MBA, CLP
George Konstant, MBA, CLP Director, Industry Negotiations & Technology Transfer konstgc@auburn.edu (334) 844-4914
Brian Wright, PhD, RTTP, CLP
Brian Wright, PhD, RTTP, CLP Director, Commercialization wrighb3@auburn.edu (334) 844-7962
Troy Brady, PhD, CLP
Troy Brady, PhD, CLP Licensing Officer, Life Sciences tlb0035@auburn.edu (334) 844-0878
Andrew Hampton, PhD
Andrew Hampton, PhD Licensing Officer, Physical Sciences andrew.hampton@auburn.edu (334) 844-7544
Jennifer Keller, MBA
Jennifer Keller, MBA Senior Industry Negotiator jkw0017@auburn.edu (334) 844-7928
Judy O'Neal
Judy O'Neal Manager, Business & Financial Operations jbo0003@auburn.edu (334) 844-7963
Misty Schwieker
Misty Schwieker Administrator, Patents brown53@auburn.edu (334) 844-7972
Angela Torbert-Motley
Angela Torbert-Motley Administrator, Technology Transfer amt0054@auburn.edu (334) 844-4977
Melanie Baker
Melanie Baker Administrator, Government Compliance mab0166@auburn.edu (334) 844-7933
Located at 310 Samford Hall
Name Title Email Phone
Tony Ventimiglia
Tony Ventimiglia Director, Proposal Services & Faculty Support ventiaf@auburn.edu (334) 844-5954
Robert Holm, PhD
Robert Holm, PhD Associate Director, Proposal Services & Faculty Support rzh0021@auburn.edu (334) 844-5877
Marc Haon
Marc Haon Proposal Services Administrator III haonmar@auburn.edu (334) 844-5929
Rachel Simpson
Rachel Simpson Proposal Services Administrator III R.Simpson@auburn.edu (334) 844-7910
Located at 115 Ramsay Hall / (334) 844-5966
Name Title Email Phone
Niki L. Johnson, JD, MBA, CIM
Niki L. Johnson, JD, MBA, CIM Director, Office of Research Compliance johnsnl@auburn.edu (334) 844-5966
Kim Ford
Kim Ford Assistant to Director kbf0006@auburn.edu (334) 844-5955
C. Roger Bridgman
C. Roger Bridgman Associate Director, Office of Research Compliance bridgcr@auburn.edu (334) 844-5966
Sally Blake Headley, CIP
Sally Blake Headley, CIP Manager, Research Compliance Human Research Protection Program irbadmin@auburn.edu (334) 844-5966
Gail Butcher
Gail Butcher IRB Administrative Support Specialist butchga@auburn.edu (334) 844-5938
Stuart Price, PhD
Stuart Price, PhD IBC Chairperson pricesb@auburn.edu (334) 844-2673
Valerie Morns-Riggins
Valerie Morns-Riggins IBC Administrator mornsvv@auburn.edu (334) 844-5909
Abbie Beaty
Abbie Beaty Biosafety Officer butleaj@auburn.edu (334) 750-8040
Kathy Ellison, DSN, RN, CIP
Kathy Ellison, DSN, RN, CIP IRB 1 Chairperson elliskj@auburn.edu (334) 844-6761
Bernie Olin, Pharm.D.
Bernie Olin, Pharm.D. IRB 2 Chairperson olinber@auburn.edu (334) 844-8334
Selena McKissick
Selena McKissick IRB Administrator hsubjec@auburn.edu (334) 844-5916
Timothy D. Braden, PhD
Timothy D. Braden, PhD IACUC Chairperson bradetd@auburn.edu (334) 844-5409
Lisa Salsman
Lisa Salsman IACUC Administrator oarprog@auburn.edu (334) 844-5978
Located at 310 Samford Hall / 334.844.4438
Name Title Email Phone
Gene Taylor
Gene Taylor Director taylol2@auburn.edu (334) 844-5956
Darren May, JD
Darren May, JD Assistant Director maydarr@auburn.edu (334) 844-7909
Diane Anderson
Diane Anderson Contract Administrator III andersd@auburn.edu (334) 844-5931
Ginger Phillabaum, MRA
Ginger Phillabaum, MRA Contract Administrator III phillgp@auburn.edu (334) 844-8561
Leigh Stephens
Leigh Stephens Contract Administrator III hopkils@auburn.edu (334) 844-5957
Nick Pugh
Nick Pugh Contract Administrator I nep0003@auburn.edu (334) 844-7854
Carol Baker
Carol Baker Contract Administrator III csb0059@auburn.edu (334) 844-8569
Adam Foutz
Adam Foutz Contract Administrator II ajf0008@auburn.edu (334) 844-4429
Name Title Email Phone
Lorraine W. Wolf, PhD
Lorraine W. Wolf, PhD Director of Undergraduate Research undgres@auburn.edu (334) 844-5772
Name Title Email Phone
Patricia E. Rynders, DVM, MS
Patricia E. Rynders, DVM, MS University Veterinarian ryndepe@auburn.edu (334) 844-5669
Tim Knox
Tim Knox Manager, Biological Research Facility knoxtim@auburn.edu (334) 844-4622
Roman Negash
Roman Negash Animal Technician negasro@auburn.edu (334) 844-4622
Richard Vaughn
Richard Vaughn Animal Technician vaughri@auburn.edu (334) 844-4622
James Brendemuehl
James Brendemuehl Program Attending Veterinarian jpb0036@auburn.edu (334) 844-5667
Trisha Kendall
Trisha Kendall Veterinary Technician Specialist I tdk0002@auburn.edu (334) 844-5667