CSCE Staff

Robert P. Smart, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Research Administration and Executive Director, Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence

Dr. Smart is the founding Executive Director for the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence (CSCE) at Grand Valley State University. The CSCE oversees Grand Valley’s research enterprise including all extramural and intramural funding, research protections, and undergraduate research and scholarship. Dr. Smart holds a BA degree with honors from Albion College and a Doctorate in organic chemistry from Michigan State University. He holds the rank of Full Professor of Chemistry. He is accomplished in all areas, receiving awards in research, teaching, and service.


Robert Smart

CSCE Staff

First Name Last Name Title Email Office Address Office Phone
Linda Chamberlain Director, Technology Commercialization Office [email protected] 049 JHZ 616-331-9528
Stacey Gardner Research Compliance Specialist [email protected] 049 JHZ 616-331-9453
Susan Mendoza Director, Undergraduate Scholar Engagement, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship [email protected] 230 LIB 616-331-8100
Janet Potgeter CSCE Administrative Assistant [email protected] 049 JHZ 616-331-8531
Michele Quick Grants and Contracts Specialist [email protected] 049 JHZ 616-331-9438
Jim Seufert Director of Lab Safety [email protected] 322 PAD 616-331-8628
Courtney Sherwood Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement Program Coordinator [email protected] 230 LIB 616-331-8100
Shelley Sickrey Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement Assistant [email protected] 230 LIB 616-331-8100
Robert Smart Vice Provost for Research Administration, Executive Director CSCE [email protected] 049 JHZ 616-331-2281
Kim Squiers Director, Office of Sponsored Programs [email protected] 033 JHZ 616-331-6868
Brenda Tooley Associate Director, Undergraduate Scholar Engagement, Frederick Meijer Office of Fellowships [email protected] 230 LIB 616-331-8100
Benjamin Vesper Director, Research Compliance & Integrity [email protected] 049 JHZ 616-331-9137
Melissa Wright Grants and Contracts Specialist [email protected] 049 JHZ 616-331-9452

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