David E. Ash

Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies


Mary Montoye
Executive Director, Research and Graduate Studies

  • Lead Director of ORGS Staff and Operations
  • Contracts and Subcontracts for all Colleges
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Issues
  • Material Transfer Agreements, Data Use Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements



Susan Klumpp
Executive Secretary

  • Faculty Excellence Exhibition Liaison



Office of Sponsored Programs 

Melinda Brakenberry
Associate Director, Sponsored Projects

  • Budget analysis and Forecasting
  • Specialized Sponsor Requests
  • Report  Submission Support
  • Subcontract and Independent Contractor Development



Lenora Calkins
Research Officer

  • College of The Arts and Media
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering:
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Geography and Environmental Studies
    • Physics
  • Library



Deborah Clark
Research Officer

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • Enrollment and Student Services
  • College of Science and Engineering:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Public Broadcasting



Sarah Caszatt Hall

Assistant Research & Program Officer

  • Payroll Reviews, Including Analysis and Forecasting
  • Purchase Requisition and Independent Contractor Questionnaire Reviews
  • Internally Funded Programs Grant Support
  • Compliance Tracking and Support



Rick Middleton
Research Officer

  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Science and Engineering:
    • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    • Mathematics
  • Police



Jamie Fockler

Executive Office Specialist

  • ORGS Financial Accounting



Anne Kea

Administrative Secretary

  • Faculty Research and Creative Endeavors Committee Liaison



Montoye and Clark Receive Staff Excellence Awards

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies congratulates Mary Montoye and Deborah Clark for receiving 2015 Staff Excellence Awards. The CMU Staff Excellence Award is given to employees who demonstrate a commitment to the university's Service Excellence Values: Care, Knowledge, Availability and Follow Through.



Mary Montoye is the Executive Director of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. She has been recognized by CMU faculty for her exceptional work ethic and a commitment to supporting the research efforts of the entire university.




Deborah Clark is a Research Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs. Deborah's abilities as a grant writer and coordinator of major proposal projects have earned praise from CMU faculty for many years.

ORGS is proud to recognize Deborah and Mary for this outstanding honor!