CECS Office of Research

What We Do

The CECS Office of Research facilitates the research endeavors of faculty and students. Our trained staff assist researchers by:

  • identifying research opportunities
  • preparing grant proposals
  • facilitating strategic partnerships which can involve multiple academic disciplines, other UCF colleges, and external entities such as industry, government and other universities
  • providingĀ guidelines for preparing proposals intended for external and internal funding agencies
  • outlining procedures for overhead expenditures
  • advising on the considerations related to patents and copyrights.

Our staff liaison between CECS and the UCF Office of Research and Commercialization, a valuable university resource for proposal preparation.

Who We Are

Dr. Ranganathan Kumar

Associate Dean
Research

Jillian Stafford

Administrative Assistant
Research

Pamela Edwards

Coordinator
Research Programs

Terri Vallery

Assistant Director

Matt Cronan

Sr. Proposal Manager

Jessica Maass

Proposal Manager

Ginny Pellam-Montalbano

Contract Coordinator