What We Do

The Office of Research is responsive to the needs of its faculty, staff, and students in all aspects of research, with highly improved and timely dissemination of information in that regard from its component units.

The Proposal Development Services unit of the Office of Research serves to assist faculty in the planning, writing, and editing of grant proposals. The Proposal Development Officer coordinates the logistics of proposal development in Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Department of Research Funding and Pre-Award Services provides exceptional customer service and guidance to faculty, staff, and administrators in obtaining and administering extramural funding through proposal review, authorization, and transmission of proposals to funding agencies.

Research Enhancement and Compliance Services department ensures research compliance with state and federal governing agency regulations and internal policies, guidelines, and procedures relative to subject and substance research, intellectual property and time and effort reporting. The department also provides an environment that supports research advancements by conducting and sponsoring necessary laboratory safety and compliance training workshops and research enhancement programs; and by administering faculty development travel awards and seed grant awards for the research community of Texas Southern University.

Research Financial and Compliance Services is a department within the Office of Research which functions as an accounting and administrative office. This department is responsible for the post-award administration of grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and all other extramural sponsored programs awarded to the University. Research compliance activities are included as an integral element related to post-award services and the unit reviews and monitors grant-related activities, thereby assuring conformity to federal and state regulations and institutional policies.

Issues relating to post-award administration of grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and all other forms of sponsored programs awarded to the University are efficiently handled by Research Financial Services.

Contact Person Title Email Phone (ext.)
Research Funding & Pre-Award Services
Adana Brown Project Coordinator II brown_af@tsu.edu 7457
Research Enhancement & Regulatory Services
Linda Gardiner, PhD Director gardiner_lm@tsu.edu 7208
Darnell Johnson, III, MS Industrial Hygienist johnsond@tsu.edu 1336
Rhonni E. Dixon, BS Project Coordinator I rhonni.dixon@tsu.edu 4301
Kimbler A. Lofton Office Administrator lofton_ka@tsu.edu 4245
Research, Financial & Compliance Services
Diane W. Lewis, MBA Director lewis_dw@tsu.edu 7876
Dantes Davies, MS Senior Grant Accountant davis_dd@tsu.edu 7039
Kathleen Calhoun, MPA Grant Accountant calhounka@tsu.edu 7875
Minnie Wolridge, BS Grant Accountant minnie.wolridge@tsu.edu 7874
Joanna Simmons Office Administrator joanna.simmons@tsu.edu 7020