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About Us

Mission and Purpose

The College of Liberal Arts provides pre- and post-award support to faculty who seek funding for their research, creative, or programmatic activities.

We coordinate with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to secure and administer the following: grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, fellowships, research gifts, Research Enhancement Program (REP) grants, Multidisciplinary Internal Research Grants (MIRG), and other sponsored projects.

The primary mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is to support and promote the research and scholarly creative activity needs of the faculty and staff while ensuring compliance and scholarly integrity.

Research Staff

TBD, Research Coordinator
Pre-Award Services


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Joy S. Cowan

Research Coordinator
ost-Award Services

Joy S. Cowan provides support for faculty with post-award grant implementation. She assists PIs with personnel, purchasing, travel, subcontracts, research advances, and payment processing for their grants. Additionally, she advises on available budget, current and expected expenditures, timing requests, and navigating university procedures. Joy holds a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Texas State University.

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Dr. Aimee Roundtree

Associate Dean for Research
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Aimee Roundtree works closely with Jessica and Meredith to assist faculty in developing grant proposals to provide assistance with post-award activities, and to help locate resources to support faculty research. She can provide suggestions on how to strengthen proposal narratives and research strategies to meet sponsor  requirements. She also helps disseminate and communicate research accomplishments to the university community, and to the broader academic community and general public.

Office: FH 312
Phone: 512.245.1308

Office: FH 311
Phone: 512.245.4924

Office: FH 313
Phone: 512.245.2317