Arts and Sciences Research Office

Promoting Research - Proposal Development - Reviewing Proposals - Gardiner Hall, Suite 320

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The College of Arts and Sciences Research Office
Location: Gardiner Hall, Room 320
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toolbox website contents and quick link pdfThe College of Arts and Sciences Research Office exists to facilitate research, scholarship, and creative activities of faculty, staff, and students in the College and to support faculty and staff in seeking intramural and extramural support.

Robert M. Buchanan

Dr. Robert M. Buchanan, Associate Dean of Research, is a full professor in the Department of Chemistry with many years of experience in securing funding for his research program as well as assisting others to obtain research funding.

Call 502-852-5635 or email


Photo of Cary ChernovCary Chernov, Research Grants Coordinator, Sr., provides assistance to A&S faculty with sponsored project proposal development to comply with sponsor guidelines and university policy. She provides help in proposal budgeting and application completion for sponsor funding consideration. Cary also performs monthly reconciliations and assists A&S faculty and staff in the resolution of post award grant management issues, working with central university administrative offices.

      Call 502-852-2240 or email

      Diane Penrod

      Diane Penrod, Research Manager, works with Dr. Buchanan reviewing proposals and provides expertise on policies, procedures and budgeting issues when needed for sponsored projects. She also serves as an Unit Business Manager Senior for the A&S Business Center, and is the primary contact for A&S Unit Business Managers with grant-related questions and resolution of financial grant management issues with central administrative offices.

      Call 502-852-2803 or email

      Jon SchmidtJon Schmidt, Research Proposal Officer II, provides assistance to A&S faculty with sponsored project proposal development to comply with sponsor guidelines and university policy. He provides help in proposal budgeting and application completion for sponsor funding consideration. Jon also performs monthly reconciliations and assists A&S faculty and staff in the resolution of post award grant management issues, working with central university administrative offices.

      Call 502-852-5588 or email