About ORSP

Mission Statement

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) helps to create a dynamic, engaging and vibrant environment for SF State faculty and students. By providing support and infrastructure, ORSP gives faculty and students the opportunity to engage in life changing programs that  have an impact both individually and to the broader community.

ORSP administers grants and contracts on behalf of the University for Principal Investigators (PIs) acting independently, collaboratively (working with colleagues at SF State or at other universities), or as part of a Center or Institute initiative (Research & Service Organization, RSO).

ORSP supports the success of researchers by:

  • Aiding in the development and management of programs, from concept through service, delivery, and publication
  • Creating intellectually rewarding collaborations among faculty, research partners and students in order to encourage interdisciplinary research
  • Fostering strategic alliances with community partners and external funding agencies
  • Supporting the development of new models that integrate research and teaching in meaningful ways
  • Enhancing the competitiveness of researchers by expanding the grantsmanship and research skills of faculty and staff
  • Developing new, and supporting existing, dedicated research centers
  • Providing a full range of administrative services including proposal preparation and submission, post award management, and a regulatory compliance program


Aubrey, Kip Grant Administrator klaubrey@sfsu.edu 415.338.3009 ADM 471
Calder, Joshua Senior Grant Administrator jdcalder@sfsu.edu 415.405.3575 ADM 471
Chau, Jenny Compliance Officer jchau@sfsu.edu 415.338.1862 ADM 471
Dong, Marissa Grant Administrator mdong@sfsu.edu 415.405.4222 ADM 471
Dorey, Antonio Grant Support Coordinator adorey@sfsu.edu 415.338.6851 ADM 471
Fine, Emma HAP Specialist efine@sfsu.edu 415.338.1005 ADM 469
Haynes, Ronnie Compliance Specialist ronnieh@sfsu.edu 415.338.1017 ADM 469
Huynh, Elaine Grant Human Resource Administrator  ebhuynh@sfsu.edu 415.405.4090 ADM 471
Knowles, Karin  Senior Grant Administrator klknowles@sfsu.edu 415.405.2570 ADM 471
Lam, Thien Grant Development Specialist ttlam@sfsu.edu 415.338.1016 ADM 469
Lee, Karen Senior Grant Administrator leesmile@sfsu.edu 415.338.2882 ADM 471
Lee, Raeanne Compliance Coordinator rlee9@sfsu.edu 415.338.1021 ADM 471
Lee, Yuen (Rain) Grant Support Coordinator rainyuen@sfsu.edu 415.405.3920 ADM 471
Li, Cecilia Senior Grant Administrator cecilial@sfsu.edu 415.338.1795 ADM 471
Manalo, Rowena Information & Reporting Specialist mamaradl@sfsu.edu 415.405.2685 ADM 471
Mou, Candy Senior Grant Administrator candymoo@sfsu.edu 415.405.4223 ADM 471
Murphy, Karl Animal Care Facility Manager kmurph@sfsu.edu 415.338.6336 HH 816
Paez, Julie Executive Assistant to AVP jpaez@sfsu.edu 415.405.3995 ADM 469
Paul, Raman Sponsored Programs Manager ramanp@sfsu.edu 415.338.3578 ADM 471
Pelton, Susan Director spelton@sfsu.edu 415.338.7090 ADM 469
Quijada, Eddy Grant Support Coordinator eddyalex@sfsu.edu 415.405.2792 ADM 471
Scott, Michael Associate Vice President mjscott@sfsu.edu 415.405.3943 ADM469
Tolentino, Jocelyn Senior Grant Human Resources Administrator jocelynt@sfsu.edu 415.405.3992 ADM 471
Wong, Kari Senior Grant Human Resources Administrator kari@sfsu.edu 415.405.4242 ADM 471
Student Assistants        
Abdolcader, Yusuf Student Assistant, IT yabdolcader@mail.sfsu.edu   ADM 471
Angeles, Ethan (Mo) Student Assistant, IT eangeles@mail.sfsu.edu   ADM 471
Baca-Ceballos, Berenice Student Assistant, ACF


  HH 816
Faircloth, Caroline Student Assistant, ACF cfaircloth@sfsu.edu   HH 816
Flores, Leslie Student Assistant, ACF Lflores11@mail.sfsu.edu   HH 816
Fraser, Anna Student Assistant, ACF lfraser@mail.sfsu.edu   HH816
Kothari, Ananyashree Student Assistant, Compliance akothari@sfsu.edu   ADM 471
Ramos, Arianna Student Assistant, ACF Aramos18@mail.sfsu.edu   HH 816
Ramos, Dorkhas Student Assistant, ACF Dramos13@mail.sfsu.edu   HH 816
Tarango, Karen  Student Assistant, HAP ktarango@sfsu.edu   ADM 469
Wieczorek, Natalia Student Assistant, HAP nwieczorek@mail.sfsu.edu   ADM 469