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Research Operations and Communications

General Operations

The Office of Research Operations and Communications provides strategic leadership and support to the Office of Research and Innovation. The office consists of three units: Strategic Initiatives, Education and Training and Marketing and Outreach.



Genevieve Garland, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research Operations and Communications and Chief of Staff
P: 919.513.6010


Sibyl Smith
Sibyl Smith
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
P: 919.515.6183


Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives unit supports the development, planning and implementation of the Office of Research and Innovation’s strategic goals and initiatives. The unit also oversees the Vice Chancellor’s advisory committees and facilitates collaboration with university partners. The Strategic Initiatives unit supports the launching of new Office of Research and Innovation core centers, institutes, large project-based extramurally funded programs, and initiatives and in building research infrastructure.


Laura Kroeger
Laura Kroeger

Research Program Manager
P: 919.513.3306


Matt Simpson
Matt Simpson

Communication Specialist
P: 919.515.4970



Megan Barnett

Research Program Specialist Assistant
P: 919.513.0942

Marketing and Outreach

The Marketing and Outreach unit is responsible for promoting NC State’s activity and reputation in research and innovation. Marketing and Outreach leads all communications and marketing activities for Research and Innovation and all its units. They also facilitate interactions and joint communications initiatives between Research and Innovation, University Communications and other campus colleges and departments.


Vicky Earp
Vicky Earp

Director
P: 919.513.1312



Kim Dick
Web Content Manager
P: 919.515.7511



Deborah Strange

Marketing Writer



Gary Alexio
Web Developer


Education and Training

The Education and Training unit develops and implements education and training programs to serve the research community. Education and Training supports campus initiatives by linking educational activities directly to long-term strategic goals and applying various techniques to improve the quality and relevance of education and training for the research and innovation community across NC State University.


Abby Guillory
Abby Guillory, MLIS, CRA
Assistant Director for Education and Training, Research Administration
P: 919.515.1495


Amy Baker
Amy Baker
Instructional Designer, Research Administration.


Kyle Mullaney
Kyle Mullaney
Program Manager, Research Administration.