Faculty Resources

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) provides support, guidance and resources to faculty pursuing original research.

The OVPR enables faculty research by fostering a vibrant research environment at SLU. Our goal is to lift many of the administrative burdens that accompany managing sponsored research so that faculty can focus on pursuing research itself. The OVPR can assist SLU faculty in the following areas:

  • Identifying funding opportunities
  • Convening faculty from across disciplines and creating collaborations
  • Proposal development and review
  • Managing awards and post-award compliance support

OVPR Staff

Kenneth Olliff, Vice President for Research 

Matthew Christian, Associate Vice President for Research and Chief of Staff

Jasmin Patel, Assistant Vice President, Research Strategy Group

Graeme Thomas, Executive Director, Research Innovation Group

Mark Haenchen, Executive Director, Research Integrity and Safety Group

Bridget Lally, Director, Research Accounting and Postaward Group