Office of Research Staff

staff photo Dr Alan Utter
Interim Vice Provost for Research
utterac@appstate.edu
828-262-7459

Dr. Alan C. Utter graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995 with a Ph.D. in exercise physiology and a Master’s of Public Health (M.P.H.) in epidemiology. A member of the Appalachian State University faculty since 1995, Dr. Utter is currently the Interim Vice Provost for Research, Professor in the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science, Director of the Health Promotion academic degree program and Director of the University Office of Student Research. Dr. Utter is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Fellow, an ACSM Certified Exercise Specialistsm for Preventive and Rehabilitative Exercise Programs, an ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologistsm, and served for 10 years as the Director for the ACSM Health and Fitness Instructorsm workshop. He is a past member of the ACSM International Certification Subcommittee and current member of the ACSM Budget and Finance Committee. His research focus is body composition assessment, sport performance, and cardiovascular/ metabolic/perceptual responses to exercise. Dr. Utter has over 100 research publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, European Journal of Applied Physiology, Sports Medicine, and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition as well as numerous presentations at regional, national, and international meetings. He also serves as an Associate Editor for ACSM’s Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Health Science Division Editor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly. He is a past member of ACSM’s Board of Trustees and Administrative Council, Past- President for the Southeast ACSM, Councilor for the Health Sciences Division of CUR and has served on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the National Federation of State High School Associations, and consults regularly to the NCAA and the National Wrestling Coaches Association on weight loss issues in wrestlers.

Ms Kate Hoffman
Administrative Support Specialist for Research Administration
hoffmankm@appstate.edu
828-262-7459
382 John Thomas Hall
  • Business and financial manager for the Office of Research
staff photo Ms Karen Fletcher
Director of Grants Resources & Services
fletcherkl@appstate.edu
828-262-7789
385 John Thomas Hall

Contact Karen for information about:

  • Strategies and resources for developing competitive proposals
  • Consultations to refine project ideas into fundable topics
  • Finding Funding opportunities
  • Applying for internal grant programs
  • Requesting editorial asssistance with grant proposal narratives
  • Professional development opportunities related to grantsmanship and extramural funding 
  • Collaborative initiatives between Appalachian State University faculty and staff and their counterparts at other institutions and agencies 
staff photo Ms Katie Howard
Assistant Director, Grants Resources & Services
howardks1@appstate.edu
828-262-8123
386 JET

Contact Katie for information about:

  • Finding funding opportunities
  • Applying for internal grants
  • Obtaining sample proposals and other grant writing resources
  • Requesting second language editorial assistance with grant proposal narratives
  • Applying for limited submission competitions and internal grant programs
  • Subscribing to or submitting content for the OR blog
  • Consultations to refine project ideas into fundable topics
  • Professional development opportunities related to grantsmanship and extramural funding 
  • Collaborative initiatives between Appalachian State University faculty and staff and their counterparts at other institutions and agencies 
staff photo Ms Charna Howson
Director of Sponsored Programs
howsonck@appstate.edu
828-262-7311
384 John Thomas Hall

Contact Charna for information about:

staff photo Ms Patricia Cornette
Associate Director of Sponsored Programs
cornettepd@appstate.edu
828-262-8249
373 John Thomas Hall

Contact Patricia for information about:

staff photo Ms Roxie White
Senior Sponsored Programs Manager
whiterb@appstate.edu
828-262-2694
380 John Thomas Hall

Contact Roxie for information about:

staff photo Ms Yingqi Wang
eBusiness and Sponsored Programs Manager
wangy5@appstate.edu
828-262-2165
382 John Thomas Hall

Contact Stephen for information about:

staff photo Ms Robin Tyndall
Director of Research Protections
tyndallrs@appstate.edu
828-262-2692
376 John Thomas Hall

Contact Robin for information about:

  • Policies and procedures for research compliance topics
  • IRB process and submissions
  • CITI training registration/course selection
  • Animal research, teaching or demonstration regulations
  • Recombinant DNA and IBC questions and administration
  • Radiation Safety questions and administration
  • Export Controls questions
  • Intellectual Property questions and administration
  • Responsible Conduct of Research administration
  • Workshops/class visits/training on IRB
Ms Monica Molina
Assistant Director of Research Protections
molinamm@appstate.edu
828-262-4060
374 John Thomas Hall

Contact Monica for information about:

  • Policies and procedures for research compliance topics
  • IRB process and submissions
  • CITI training registration/course selection
  • Responsible Conduct of Research administration
  • Workshops/class visits/training on IRB
Mr William Ward
Compliance Coordinator for Research Protections
wardwb@appstate.edu
828-262-2721
376A John Thomas Hall

Contact William for information about:

  • Export Controls questions
  • IRB process and submissions
  • IRB Exempt Studies
  • Research Protections website issues/suggestions
  • Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure questions
staff photo Dr Shawn Bergman
Director of Office of Research Consultation
bergmans@appstate.edu
828-262-7667
251B Plemmons Student Union

Contact Shawn for information about:

  • collecting, editing, verifying, and managed quantitative/statistical/biostatistical data
  • data analysis using software such as Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and MPlus
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John E. Thomas Building
287 Rivers Street
Room 382
PO Box 32174
Boone, NC 28608-2174
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