We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James J. Casey,
Jr. as Director of AU’s Office of Sponsored Programs, effective April 7, 2015.
Mr. Casey comes to the position from the Office of Sponsored Programs at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was the Pre-Award Manager. Prior to his appointment at Carnegie Mellon University, he was Assistant Vice President, Office of Sponsored Project Administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has also held leadership positions in offices of sponsored programs at Cardinal Stritch University and Bradley University. He has more than two decades of expertise in grants and contracts administration in research active universities, as well as significant experience in the establishment, reorganization and management of sponsored research offices. His graduate training includes both a law degree, as well as master’s degrees in public administration and international affairs.
As Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, Mr. Casey will be responsible for the direction and management of all pre-award grant and contract administration operations at American University. He will provide leadership for integrating national best practices into current institutional policies and procedures related to the review, negotiation, and acceptance of sponsored research awards from federal and private foundation sponsors. He will also provide leadership for ongoing efforts to implement recommendations from the 2014 Final Report of the NCURA Site Visit Team.
Please join me in welcoming James Casey to his new position as Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, and as a valuable addition to the Office of the Provost.