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OGSP Staff and Contacts

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Louann D'Angelo, Director

Louann is responsible for the overall management of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP).

OGSP is the department at WSU responsible for the solicitation and management of funding from external sources.  This includes the identification, submission, post-award management, and compliance for various types of funding (i.e. grants, contracts, sub-contracts, cooperative agreements) from corporations, corporate foundations, private foundations, and public entities at the local, state and federal levels.  The OGSP also offers a series of workshops throughout the year to faculty and staff on topics such as research funding opportunities, proposal development, budgeting and post-award grant management.

Louann will work directly with faculty, librarians, and staff to help shepherd grants through the submission process, including budget development, and with compliance issues.  The OGSP will oversee all compliance issues, pre- and post-award, including time and effort reporting.

phone: 413-572-5622  email: ldangelo@westfield.ma.edu

Deborah Cramer, Grants Assistant

Deb is the administrative assistant for the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP).

She works directly with faculty, librarians, and staff to process all pre- and post-award functions of internal and external grant awards.

phone: 413-572-8456  email: dcramer@westfield.ma.edu

Susan Leggett, Interim Dean of Faculty, Academic Affairs

Susan Leggett is the primary liaison to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and provides the final review before grant proposals go the VP for signature.  Susan works closely with OGSP to ensure compliance with University policies and serves as ex-officio on the Grants Advisory Committee.

phone: 413-572-8580  email: sleggett@westfield.ma.edu

Robert Kersting, Professor and Chair of the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects (IRB)

Bob Kersting is the contact for WSU's IRB Committee that oversees grant proposals involving human subjects.  Bob provides confirmation to the OGSP that appropriate documentation has been submitted to the IRB prior to the submission of any grant proposal involving human subjects.

phone: 413-572-5536  email: rkersting@westfield.ma.edu

Jason Ramsey, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Jason Ramsey is the contact for WSU's IACUC Committee that oversees grant proposals involving animal subjects.  Jason provides confirmation to the OGSP that appropriate documentation has been submitted to IACUC regarding the care and use of animals in research prior to the submission of any grant proposal involving animal subjects.

phone: 413-572-8417
email: jramsey@westfield.ma.edu

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