Administrative contacts

Research support administrative contacts by CLAS department

For coordination of multidisciplinary proposals, contact Research Support Manager, Sonya Bell, at 313-577-9190.

Request proposal assistance

Designated staff responsible for research administration assist with proposals and award management in each department. A listing is provided here for your convenience.

  • To contact Dean's Office staff regarding any research operational question, email CLASResearch@wayne.edu
  • To notify that you plan to submit a proposal, provide information on the form CLAS proposal support. You will be contacted by a research administrator
  • To speak with someone immediately, call 313-577-2543
  • For facilities/space and policy matters involving research, contact Claudio Verani, associate dean for research

The listing below outlines research administrative areas and the contact person for your department.

Research (pre-award and contracting management)

Department Chair Contact/supervisor Email Phone
African American Studies Ollie Johnson Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Anthropology Andrea Sankar Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Biological Sciences Victoria Meller Donna Gardner/Victoria Meller donna.gardner@wayne.edu 313-577-2875
Chemistry Matt Allen Lisa Smith/Matt Allen lgsmith@wayne.edu 313-577-0471
Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Vanessa DeGifis Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Communication Sciences and Disorders Jinsheng Zhang Andrea Phillips/Jinsheng Zhang andrea.phillips@wayne.edu 313-577-6750
Criminal Justice Brad Smith Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Economics Kevin Cotter Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
English Caroline Maun Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Environmental Science and Geology Mark Baskaran Donna Gardner/Mark Baskaran donna.gardner@wayne.edu 313-577-2875
History Elizabeth Faue Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Mathematics Hengguang Li Doris King/Hengguang Li doris.king@wayne.edu 313-577-2482
Nutrition and Food Science Ahmad Heydari Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Philosophy Eric Hiddleston Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Physics and Astronomy Peter Hoffmann Patricia White/Peter Hoffmann patricia.cashen@wayne.edu 313-577-0050
Political Science Daniel Geller Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Psychology Scott Bowen Nicole Barber/Scott Bowen nicole.barber@wayne.edu 313-577-2806
Public Health Patricia Wren Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Sociology Jeffrey Kentor Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Urban Studies and Planning Rayman Mohamed Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543

Research (post-award management)

Department Chair Contact/supervisor Email Phone
African American Studies Ollie Johnson Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Anthropology Andrea Sankar Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Biological Sciences Victoria Meller Donna Gardner/Victoria Meller donna.gardner@wayne.edu 313-577-2875
Chemistry Matt Allen Lisa Smith/Matt Allen lgsmith@wayne.edu 313-577-0471
Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Vanessa DeGifis Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Communication Sciences and Disorders Jinsheng Zhang Andrea Phillips/Jinsheng Zhang andrea.phillips@wayne.edu 313-577-6750
Criminology and Criminal Justice Brad Smith Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Economics Kevin Cotter Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
English Caroline Maun Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Environmental Science and Geology Mark Baskaran Donna Gardner/Mark Baskaran donna.gardner@wayne.edu 313-577-2875
History Elizabeth Faue Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Mathematics Hengguang Li Doris King/Hengguang Li doris.king@wayne.edu 313-577-2482
Nutrition and Food Science Ahmad Heydari Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Philosophy Eric Hiddleston Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Physics and Astronomy Peter Hoffmann Patricia White/Peter Hoffmann patricia.cashen@wayne.edu 313-577-0050
Political Science Daniel Geller Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Psychology Scott Bowen Nicole Barber/Scott Bowen nicole.barber@wayne.edu 313-577-2806
Public Health Patricia Wren Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Sociology Jeffrey Kentor Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Urban Studies and Planning Rayman Mohamed Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190

General administrative support for departments

Daily administration, including actions for purchasing and hiring funded by sponsors, is supported by departmental administrators.  Departmental administrators report to the department chair. Policy or issues involving non-research specific administration should be directed to Joe Kieleszewski, director of business affairs for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.