Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences


The Office of Research for the College assists faculty during the various stages of proposal development, submission and through to initial award details. You can’t go wrong if you contact our office. Located in 2300 Bate, come in to discuss your proposal development needs or please e-mail or call us for assistance.

Cindy Putnam-Evans, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, 328-4395

The Associate Dean for Research is the chief officer responsible for promoting investigator-initiated scholarship within the faculty. Dr. Putnam Evans facilitates basic science, translational, and humanities research within the College and in conjunction with other research institutions. She also directs the faculty in planning for resources, evaluating and implementing activities for the research program, and managing the procurement of funds. She also serves as a College representative both internally and externally, and she actively participates in various institutional planning, implementing, and evaluation of research activities.

Gina Betcher, MFA, Grants Program Specialist, 737-4389

The THCAS Grants Program Specialist works with faculty and staff to prepare and submit competitive proposals. The Specialist serves as the liaison between departments and the Office of Sponsored Programs. She is the point of contact for initiating RAMSeS, writing instructional materials and leading in training workshops on RAMSeS, budget development and guidelines, and federal programs. In addition the Specialist coordinates peer-led grant review workshops, presentations by external speakers, funding searches and dissemination, reports on grant success in the College through a newsletter, and she maintains the content on the Office of Research Website.