General inquiries: Office of Research – 226 Lyman Hall, 315.443.2492,

Duncan Brown, Vice President for Research Duncan Brown began his tenure as Vice President for Research on August 15, 2022. He is is the Charles Brightman Endowed Professor of Physics. A Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Research Corporation for Science Advancement Cottrell Scholar, Duncan has won numerous awards for his contributions to LIGO’s ground-breaking discoveries, including the Gruber Cosmology Prize and the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He has taught large and small courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including the popular undergraduate course “Introduction to Astronomy,” for which he won a Meredith Teaching Recognition Award. Through his involvement with the Senate Research Committee and his wider involvement with initiatives around Syracuse’s shared facilities, Duncan has worked to establish research connections across campus and was a leader in creating SU’s Research Computing group, whose work has enabled research and scholarship across SU’s schools and colleges.  As Vice President for Research, Duncan’s goal is to enable wider landscape of research, scholarship, and creative endeavors across the Syracuse campus. He brings exceptional skills in creating and supporting research teams, in project management, and in mentoring faculty, students, and postdocs to the Office of Research. Learn more about Prof. Brown.

Photo: Laurie Maddaloni, Executive Assistant, Office of Research Laurie Maddaloni, Executive Assistant, Office of Research As Executive Assistant, Laurie oversees the principal administrative tasks for the Vice President for Research. Contact Laurie to request a meeting with Vice President for Research Duncan Brown.

Photo: Stuart Taub, director, Office of Sponsored Programs Stuart Taub, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs As director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, Stuart oversees a service-centered office, responsible for assisting faculty, staff and students in the preparation and submission of research proposals and the management of externally funded research and scholarly projects. Prior to his appointment as director, Taub served as interim director, associate director, and research administrator for the Office of Sponsored Programs

Tracy CrompTracy Cromp, Director, Office of Research Integrity and Protections As director of the Office of Research Integrity and Protections (ORIP), Tracy supports members of the ORIP team in ensuring that research involving human participants and animals is being conducted in accordance with University, local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines. Her primary duties include: overseeing the Human Research Protection Program, Laboratory Animal Resources,  providing administrative support for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Responsible Conduct of Research Program.

Photo: Jennifer Crisp, director of the Office of Technology TransferJennifer Crisp, Director, Office of Technology Transfer As director of the Office of Technology Transfer, Jennifer oversees the management of University-owned intellectual property arising from the research and scholarly activity of the University community. In this role, she provides guidance to and works closely with researchers, corporate licensees, and sponsors. The office plays an important role in the University’s research ecosystem, managing internal and external relationships meeting at the crossroads of science, business and law.

Photo: Christina Leigh Docteur, director of Proposal Support ServicesChristina Leigh Docteur, Executive Director, Research Development As director of the Office of Research Development, Christina is responsible for supporting Syracuse University’s proposal, research and faculty development efforts. This includes facilitating team-based collaboration around strategic funding opportunities, and managing the University’s internal funding competitions, including both seed grant programs and externally funded limited submissions. Prior to her appointment, Christina served as the Grant Development Administrator for the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Kate Hanson PortraitKate Hanson, Director, Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Engagement (The SOURCE) As Director of the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Engagement (The SOURCE), Kate supports diverse undergraduate participation in faculty-guided scholarly research and creative inquiry. The SOURCE serves as a central hub for undergraduate research activity, works with campus partners to develop effective programs that engage students at all levels and in all disciplines, supports faculty mentors, and administers annual applications for undergraduate research funding.