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Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols

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Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

As Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, Michael is responsible for the direction and management of all pre-award grant and contract administration operations at American University. He provides leadership for integrating national best practi... [More]

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Melissa Alves

Melissa Alves

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Grant and Contract Manager

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Joseph Gesa

Joseph Gesa

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Systems Administrator

As the Systems Administrator, Joe is responsible for the technical operations of the office, including managing all electronic systems related to the acquisition of funding and the University’s system to system submission software. In addition, Joe p... [More]

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202-885-3977
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Janice Idyll

Janice Idyll

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Senior Grant and Contract Manager

Jan Idyll is the Senior Grant and Contract Manager serving faculty in several departments in The College of Arts and Sciences, including the departments of Anthropology, Art, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Econ... [More]

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202-885-3444
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Irina Komives

Irina Komives

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Senior Grant & Contract Manager

Irina Komives is a Senior Grant and Contract Manager. She works with the Washington College of Law. Before joining OSP, Irina was the Associate Director for International Programs at George Mason University's Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corrup... [More]

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202-885-3156
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Shira Lowinger

Shira Lowinger

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Senior Grant & Contract Manager

Shira Lowinger joined OSP in January 2012 as a Senior Grant and Contact Manager. She previously spent over five years as the Program Administrator of the Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program and Manager of the Research Assistant Program at the United... [More]

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202-885-3445
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Rachel Pentlarge

Rachel Pentlarge

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Grant and Contract Manager

Rachel Pentlarge is a grant and contract manager, working primarily with the School of Public Affairs, the School of International Service, the Kogod School of Business, the University Library and the WINS program (Washington Internships for Native S... [More]

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202-885-3449
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Jennifer Senwoo

Jennifer Senwoo

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Operations and Communications Manager

As Operations & Communications Manager, Jen is responsible for managing the department’s operations and communications functions, which includes developing communications processes and standards, assisting with the creation of informational materials... [More]

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202-885-3994
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