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Office of Research & Scholarship

The College of Nursing Office of Research & Scholarship provides support to graduate students and faculty in securing extramural support for their scholarly, research, teaching, and community service activities.

In addition, the Office of Research & Scholarship will help with all aspects of proposal development and submission including concept development, proposal writing and review, and budget development. Many offices and service groups within the college support researchers with the numerous aspects of preparing a fundable proposal. Visit our Pre-Award Support and Post-Award Support pages for more information.

Julie Postma

Associate Dean for Research

Julie Postma, PhD

Responsible for administration of research efforts at the College of Nursing. With the faculty and other administrators, the associate dean:

  • Facilitates the development of research proposals
  • Monitors the status of faculty and graduate student research
  • Works with program and campus directors to establish research workloads with faculty

Assistant Director of the Office of Research and Scholarship

Lois James, PhD

Supports the administration of research efforts at the College of Nursing.



Tamara Odom-Maryon, PhD

Provides support for research and scholarly activities including research design, data management, and statistical analysis.

Janessa-GravesAssistant Dean for Undergraduate and Community Research & Director of the Office of Information Management

Janessa Graves, PhD

Coordinates matching up undergraduate students and community members interested in research experiences with faculty.

Leads data collection, management and use of student data to inform academic programs, workforce grants, and accreditation

Grants and Contracts Manager

Ariana Evensen

Provides faculty with support for pre-award submission and post-award management.