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Meet the Research Administration Team

UHSP’s research administration team supports our faculty researchers by assisting in the development, review, implementation and management of research projects. The team is engaged in all aspects of sponsored programs administration, including preparing and submitting proposals, award negotiation and acceptance and financial compliance. 


Vice President for Research and Scholarly Activity, Professor of Psychology
Pam leads the development of UHSP’s research program, including strategy and policy, while supervising all research administration activities and functions. She holds a doctorate in child psychology and master’s degrees in adult education and business administration and has worked in both academic and administrative aspects of higher education for over 30 years. As the founding Maternal Child Health (MCH) epidemiologist for the state of Missouri and a former NIH Health Disparity scholar, her work in MCH prevention and clinical care has resulted in over three million dollars in funding by public, private, state and federal organizations. 

Brandi Clements

Assistant Vice President, Research Administration & Technology Transfer 
Brandi oversees pre- and post-award grant implementation, compliance and technology transfer. She has 25 years of experience working in research administration, and holds a master’s degree in public administration, a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a graduate certificate in grant writing.

Jacob Fling

Manager of Research Compliance
Jacob is responsible for coordinating Institutional Review Board efforts, monitoring emerging research regulations and working to align University research policies and procedures with federal and state guidelines. Jacob is also working to develop a student research section within the Office of Research to establish policies, procedures and programs for student researchers at the University level.  

Wendy Koelling

Grant Analyst – Post Award
Wendy supports principal investigators and members of their research teams with the implementation of new grants after an award has been received. Her duties include allocating efforts, assisting in the purchasing process, monitoring expenses, reporting progress, billing and completing the closeout process.

Tyeece Little

Grant Analyst – Pre-Award
With more than 30 years of experience in research administration, Tyeece serves UHSP faculty with all aspects of the pre-award process, from creating a proposal checklist through proposal submission.