Contact Us

The Team at the Division of Research and Innovation is here to help. Email us at research@memphis.edu or reach out to our team below.

Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal
Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation
Executive Director, FedEx Institute of Technology
Phone: 901.678.1618
E-mail: jdhaliwl@memphis.edu


Mary Ann Dawson
Associate Director, FedEx Institute of Technology
Phone: 901.678.1592
E-Mail: mdawson@memphis.edu

Raminder Lotay
Manager, FedEx Institute of Technology
Phone: 901.678.1041
E-Mail: rslotay@memphis.edu

Dr. Hai Trieu
Director of Technology Commercialization, FedEx Institute of Technology
Phone: 901.678.1712
E-Mail: hhtrieu@memphis.edu


Research Development focuses on increasing institutional research competitiveness through targeted capacity building, partnership and interdisciplinary team development, and proposal development assistance activities. This team manages limited competition proposals, large-scale or center proposals, and career development proposals.

Dr. Cody Behles
Director, Research Development and Innovation
Phone: 678.2648
E-Mail: cbehles@memphis.edu

Dr. Brian Evans
Manager, Strategic Research Initiatives
Phone: 678.4247
E-Mail: bevans8@memphis.edu

Dr. Nichole Saulsberry-Scarboro
Assistant Manager & Director, Innovative Nonprofit and Foundation Engaged Research
Phone: 678.2785
E-Mail: tnslsbrr@memphis.edu


Sponsored Programs: The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is a service office that reports to the Executive Vice President for Research & Innovation. OSP serves faculty and staff, in every academic discipline and research area, pursuing research or other sponsored projects funded by federal, state, or private agencies and organizations. OSP personnel are committed to furthering the University's vision as a great metropolitan research university by assisting faculty in identifying funding opportunities, preparing grant proposals, securing institutional approval for proposals, and submitting proposals for funding. OSP also manages several programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations.

Click here to view OSP Departmental/Unit Assignments.

Stephanie Thompson
Director, Research Support and Innovation
Office of Sponsored Programs
Phone: 901.678.4146
E-Mail: sthmps24@memphis.edu

Laura Wright

Senior Sponsored Programs Administrator
Phone: 901.678.3507
E-mail: llwrigh@memphis.edu

Cheryl Hayes
Research Support Analyst
Office of Post-Award Management
Phone:  901.678.5071
E-mail:  chayes1@memphis.edu

Lauren Williams
Sponsored Programs Award Administrator
Phone: 901.678.3056
E-Mail: ljrchrd1@memphis.edu

Ricky L.A. Tan
Sponsored Programs Coordinator
Phone: 901.678.4272
E-Mail: altan@memphis.edu

Yuelin Zhu
Electronic Research Systems Coordinator
Phone: 901.678.3574
E-Mail: yzhu6@memphis.edu


Research Compliance encompasses work with human subjects (IRB), animals (IACUC), financial conflict of interest, export controls, research misconduct, and responsible conduct of research. This team works with our faculty and student researchers to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, laws, and University policies.  


Beverly Jacobik
Senior Associate Director, Research Compliance
Phone: 901.678.4786
E-Mail: bjacobik@memphis.edu

Donny Ray
Manager, Animal Care Facilities
Phone: 901.678.4842
E-Mail: donnyray@memphis.edu