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Office of Research Support and Operations (ORSO)

Lighty Student Services Building, Room 280
PO Box 641060
Pullman, WA 99164‐1060
Fax: 509‐335‐0890

ORSO staff

Dan Nordquist
Associate vice president for research and authorized signatory

Pullman campus


Matt Michener
Grant & contract manager
Office of the President (and other presidential units), Office of the Vice President for Research, WSU Foundation, Office of the Provost, Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (ORAP) liaison, CAHNRS/Extension & Energy Program, College of Arts & Sciences, Budget Workbook, Budget certification, eRA Tools


Luisa Gendron
Grant & contract coordinator
Federal awards, College of Veterinary Medicine, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture, Carson College of Business, College of Education, Students Affairs, Murrow College of Communications, WSU Libraries, WSU Tri‐Cities


Lucas Sanchez
Grant & contract coordinator
Office of International Programs; non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), material transfer agreements (MTA), no-money agreements (NMA), data use agreements (DUA); industry, international & complex grants/contracts; outgoing subawards


Jessica Smith‐Kaprosy
Contract manager
Oversight and processing of industry, international & complex grants/contracts, license/master/trial agreements, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), material transfer agreements (MTA), no-money agreements (NMA), & data use agreements (DUA); export control


Derek Brown
Research operations manager
Database and website inquiries, data reporting, various committee and project support


Ben Howard
E‐research administration coordinator
eREX Form processing, document routing, database support, electronic system maintenance


Spokane campus

Deb Cox
Grant & contract manager

Vancouver campus

Peggy Bowe
Grant & contract manager


Diane Rathbun
Grant & contract manager