Contact Information Roles and Responsibilities
Brady Gibbons

Brady Gibbons

Associate Dean for Research

541.737.2427

brady.gibbons@oregonstate.edu

As associate dean for research, Brady aims to connect faculty teams with funding opportunities and to match industry needs with Oregon State expertise. He enjoys promoting other people’s work and developing relationships with industry.
     
Cyndy Kelchner

Cyndy Kelchner

Research Program Administrator

541.737.6518

cyndy.kelchner@oregonstate.edu

As the Research Program Administrator, Cyndy leads the Research Administration team in assisting faculty and staff with grant proposal development. Partnering across the university and college, she improves the effectiveness of faculty by facilitating and managing the completion of administrative, financial, and cost share components of proposals.
 

Teresa Culver

Proposal Manager

541.737.6524 

teresa.culver@oregonstate.edu

As a proposal manager, Teresa assists faculty and staff in budget development, coordination of subcontracts, data entry in Cayuse and FastLane, and other proposal support tasks. Teresa is very experienced in preparing complex cost proposals for DOD, DARPA, and other detail-oriented sponsors.
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Leah Gorman

Proposal Manager

541.737.6525

leah.gorman@oregonstate.edu

As a proposal manager, Leah assists faculty and staff in budget development, coordination of subcontracts, data entry in Cayuse and FastLane, and other proposal support tasks. Leah is especially interested in supporting education-related proposals.

Robert Kokenyesi

Robert Kokenyesi

Proposal Manager

541.737.1561

robert.kokenyesi@oregonstate.edu

As a proposal manager, Robert assists faculty and staff in budget development, coordination of subcontracts, data entry in Cayuse and FastLane, and other proposal support tasks. Robert has specific expertise in commercialization including SBIR/STTR proposals.

Maria Wright

Research Program Coordinator

maria.wright@oregonstate.edu

As a Research Program Coordinator, Maria provides high-level project management and administration for a limited number of externally funded research projects, especially for large or complex grants with multiple Principal Investigators.

Tracey O'Brien

Administrative Assistant

541.737.6523

obrient@oregonstate.edu

As assistant to two associate deans in the College of Engineering, Tracy schedules and arranges meetings, events, and activities in support of COE faculty. She is here to answer questions from faculty, staff, students, and outside constituents.