OSP | Staff Bios

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Ashley Alexander

Ashley Alexander

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Pre-Award Grant & Contract Manager

Ashley J. Alexander joined OSP in July 2015 as a Grant and Contract Manager. With over six years of experience, Ashley works with faculty and staff in the School of Public Affairs (SPA), Kogod School of Business (KSB), School of Professional and Exte... [More]

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202-885-3449
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James Casey

James Casey

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Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

As Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, James is responsible for the direction and management of all pre-award and non-financial post award grant and contract administration operations at American University. He provides leadership in develo... [More]

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202-885-3457
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Akidah Felder

Akidah Felder

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Operations and Communications Manager

Ms. Felder serves as the Operations & Communications Manager for OSP. She is responsible for managing the department's operations and communications functions, which include developing processes and standards, marketing collateral design, content cre... [More]

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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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Perrinne Kelley

Perrinne Kelley

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Grant and Contract Manager

Perrinne Kelley joined the Office of Sponsored Projects in February 2015. Prior to arriving at American University she worked a Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio as a Senior Grants and Contract Specialist. She has intensive knowledge in federal aw... [More]

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202-885-3980
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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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Cynthia Muhammad

Cynthia Muhammad

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Senior Grant and Contract Manager

Ms. Cynthia Muhammad serves as a Senior Grant and Contract Manager and primarily assists the College of Arts and Sciences. She has over fifteen years of research administration experience in a university setting. As a results oriented grants and cont... [More]

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202-885-3444
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