Paul ParkerAssociate Vice President for Research Administration
Research Foundation Operations Manager
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.
Geri AshleySponsored Programs Associate
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.
Marianne CannonAccounts Payable/Purchasing Clerk II
Sponsored Funds Administration
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.
Lynda EmmertHuman Resources Associate
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.
Linda FoxAdministrative Assistant
Linda provides administrative and office management support to the Office of Sponsored Funds, focusing primarily on grants management, purchasing, accounts payable, and billings and receivables. As the first contact person with the office, Linda greets visitors, answers phones, responds to routine questions, schedule meetings and maintains staff calendars. She maintains the listing of principal investigators’ awards and projects. She also reviews accounts payable documents to ensure funding is available prior to payment.
Chris KarlPurchasing Associate, Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Travel
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 MetcalfAssistant to the Associate Vice President for Research Administration
Jennifer provides 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, Strategic Research Initiatives, Sponsored Programs, regulatory compliance committees, and other members of the divisional leadership team. She reports to the Vice President for Research, through the Associate Vice President for Research Administration.
Donald MillerDirector of Grants Financial Management
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.
Tom PopielarskiDirector of HR/Payroll
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.
Alexanderia StebbinsGrants Management Assistant
Sponsored Funds Administration
Alex is responsible for award establishment and maintenance, processing of income fund reimbursable payments from the RF to the state and effort reporting. Alex is also the primary support person to ensure sponsored required cost sharing is monitored and properly documented. Alex will provide post-award financial analysis and support for externally supported awards received by the Research Foundation for SUNY. Alex also serves as the primary data security administrator.
Joe WalkerDirector, Procurement, Accounts Payable and Travel
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.
Tyler WhitingAccounts Payable Clerk II
Sponsored Funds Administration
Sherline WilliamsGrants Management Assistant, Financial Reporting
Office of Sponsored Funds
Sherline 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. Sherline assists with application and monitoring of cash receipts to sponsored programs in a timely manner. She supports the monitoring and reporting of sponsor required cost sharing. Sherline also serves as the primary support for the Research Foundation internal control officer.