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.

Research administrative areas (pre-award and contracting management)

Department Chair Contact/supervisor Email Phone
African American Studies Lisa Doris Alexander Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Anthropology Krysta Ryzewski 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 Joshua Wilburn Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Physics and Astronomy Ed Cackett Patricia White/Ed Cackett patricia.cashen@wayne.edu 313-577-0050
Political Science Daniel Geller Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Psychology Scott Bowen Scott Bowen scottbowen@wayne.edu 313-577-2806
Public Health Patricia Wren Sonya Bell/Claudio Verani sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-2543
Sociology David Merolla 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 Lisa Doris Alexander Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Anthropology Krysta Ryzewski 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 Joshua Wilburn Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Physics and Astronomy Ed Cackett Patricia White patricia.cashen@wayne.edu 313-577-0050
Political Science Daniel Geller Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Psychology Scott Bowen Scott Bowen scottbowen@wayne.edu 313-577-2806
Public Health Patricia Wren Sonya Bell/Sonya Bell sbell@wayne.edu 313-577-9190
Sociology David Merolla 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 sent to the director of business affairs for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.