Staff

Paul Parker
Paul Parker
Associate Vice President for Research Administration
Research Foundation Operations Manager
pparker@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-6752

Paul oversees the operations of research administration for the Research Foundation at Binghamton and Binghamton University. This includes all pre- and post-award administration, from proposal development, contract negotiation and award establishment to purchasing and payables, human resources and payroll, grant and contract accounting and reporting and audit activities related to Research Foundation activities. He serves as the financial and budget officer for the Division of Research, with oversight of Research Foundation and state funding and represents the division on the campus budget operations group. He is the liaison with RF Central on information technology issues as well as other key operational matters.

 
Donald Miller
Donald Miller
Director of Grants Financial Management
demiller@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-6752

Don oversees the financial and reporting activities, including accounts receivable and collections issues, of the grants management function for projects administered through the RF. He is responsible for the income fund reimbursable process from the RF to the state. Don works with faculty on extra service matters and is responsible for the award closeout process. He works closely with Sponsored Programs on areas that affect the fiscal administration of projects, including cost share. In the absence of the associate vice president, Miller serves as senior administrator for Sponsored Funds.

 
Joe Walker
Joe Walker
Director, Procurement, Accounts Payable and Travel
jwalker@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-6752

Joe is the chief purchasing, accounts payable and travel official for the campus Research Foundation. He works closely with the state Purchasing and Accounts Payable offices on matters affecting both RF and state purchases. Walker oversees the processing and monitoring of new faculty start-up support and equipment matching funds. He works closely with the state Business Office on matters related to the campus Oracle system and accounting of state funds.

 
Geri Ashley
Geri Ashley
Sponsored Programs Associate
gashley@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-6752

Geri oversees cash management, property control and equipment insurance. She assists with and reviews account establishment and maintenance, completes financial reporting as requested by departments and works with a billing representative to resolve Oracle billing problems and award closeouts. Ashley also has responsibility for general office correspondence and duties.

 
Lynda Emmert
Lynda Emmert
Human Resources Associate
lemmert@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-4264

Lynda administers policies and procedures as applied to employees, graduate students and fellowship payroll activities related to Research Foundation HR/Payroll employees and department. She assists project directors, employees and students in the completion and review of RF appointment forms and labor distribution. Emmert oversees the onboarding of employees and conducts tax treaty analysis for non-citizens along with coordinating a wide range of employee benefits. She is the primary contact regarding graduate student insurance matters.

 
Chris Karl
Chris Karl
Purchasing Associate, Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Travel
ckarl@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-6752

Accountable for purchasing, accounts payable and travel fiscal integrity, Chris will focus on maintaining and improving functional activity that support sponsored and non-sponsored grants and contracts and insure timely processing and response to questions in purchasing and accounts payable. Chris is also the P-card administrator for the RF BOA P-card.

 
Jennifer Metcalf
Jennifer Metcalf
Secretary II
jmetcalf@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-6137

Jennifer provides administrative support to the Division of Research, specifically the associate vice president for research administration/RF operations manager, the associate vice president for research/research compliance officer, regulatory compliance committees, strategic research initiatives and other members of the divisional leadership team. She reports to the vice president for research, through the associate vice president for research administration.

 
Tom Popielarski
Tom Popielarski
Director of HR/Payroll
tpopiela@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-4266

Tom provides departmental leadership and manages the day-to-day operation of Human Resources and Payroll. Reporting directly to the associate vice president for research administration, the director guides and manages the overall provision of the full range of human resources, employee benefits and payroll services for regular, graduate and undergraduate employees within the Research Foundation.

 
Donna Starr
Donna Starr
HR/Payroll Specialist II
dstarr@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-4264

Donna responsibilities include answering questions regarding policies and procedures and maintaining professional leave records related to the Research Foundation HR/Payroll employees and department. She assists project directors, employees and students with Research Foundation appointment form completion and reviews payroll charges to assure labor distribution is charged correctly.

  
Carrie Taylor
Carrie Taylor
Human Resources and Payroll Office Assistant
RF Human Resources and Payroll cmtaylor@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-4264

Carolyn Taylor’s responsibilities include general office activities including mail distribution, phone traffic, answering questions regarding specific appointment information, payroll dates, payment information, etc. She assists employees and students with the completion of I-9 certifications, tax forms, direct deposit forms and address changes. Please add to full division staff page, Sponsored Funds staff page and HR staff page.

  
Marianne Cannon
Marianne Cannon
Accounts Payable/Purchasing Clerk II
Sponsored Funds Administration macannon@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-6752

Works closely with the Purchase Associate who facilitates daily AP/PO transactional operations, the Clerk II is responsible for providing support to all aspects of accounts payable, purchasing and travel. This includes processing and monitoring payments, check issuance and remittance and records management. Marianne specializes setting up direct deposits and tuition payment processing.

  
Tyler Whiting
Tyler Whiting
Accounts Payable Clerk II
Sponsored Funds Administration twhiting@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-6752
Works closely with the Purchase Associate who facilitates daily AP/PO transactional operations, the Clerk II is responsible for providing support to all aspects of accounts payable, purchasing and travel. This includes processing and monitoring payments, check issuance and remittance and records management. Tyler specializes in the travel and startup areas.
  
Alex Stebbins
Alex Stebbins
Grants Management Assistant, Financial Reporting
Sponsored Funds Administration stebbins@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-4267

Alex has overall responsibility for analyzing sponsored program accounts to determine financial status and take necessary action to file required reports and resolve issues regarding billings, financial reporting, account closeout and collections. Alex assists with application and monitoring of cash receipts to sponsored programs in a timely manner. Alex is the primary security administrator for Oracle business system. She helps ensure user account access is appropriate. Alex also supports in the monitoring and reporting of sponsor required cost sharing.

  
Brittany Whited
Brittany Whited
Administrative Assistant
Sponsored Funds Administration bwhited@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-6752

Brittany Whited provides administrative support to the Sponsored Funds Administration and is often the first point of contact with faculty. She serves as key support for the post-award area, assisting faculty with accessing information, reports in Oracle, IFR and technical report monitoring. General office activities include mail distribution, phone traffic, troubleshooting and directing questions related to post-award activities to the appropriate party. She assists staff in performing closeout activities, billing, accounts payable and provides support to the Director of Grants Financial Management.

Last Updated: 1/10/17