OVPR Staff Profiles

May 7, 2024
Staff Profile

Tangled Up in Jeff

Veteran UT man and avid reader Jeff Daily has spent almost two decades on the Forty Acres, bringing valuable experience and expertise to the Research Development team in the Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors.
April 16, 2024
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Schomer The Way

Caroline Schomer joined UT Austin in 2022 and plays a pivotal role in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Institutional Biosafety Committee ensuring researchers follow regulations in a sensitive and complex research arena.
March 20, 2024
Staff Profile

Sara Smile

Sara Hernando is Assistant Director for Research Engagements in OVPR and works as part of the Research Development team, managing strategic partnerships with key collaborators engaging in research on the Forty Acres. Read more in our latest OVPR staff profile series.
February 19, 2024
Staff Profile

Rocket M-Anne

Anne Tibbetts manages a crucial university administrative function that oversees faculty members’ roles in outside activities and potential conflicts of interest in the Office of Research Support and Compliance. We sat down with her to learn more in the latest from our OVPR Staff Profile Series.
January 10, 2024
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Instant Carna is Gonna Get You… Funding

Tony Carna is the AVP for Research and Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects and one of the newest members of the OVPR and OSP staff community. He brings decades of experience and ideas with him. We sat down with him to learn more in the latest from our OVPR Staff Profile Series.
November 1, 2023
Staff Profile

If A Tree Falls in the Woods

Anna Hatfield wears many hats at the OVPR. She has also worked and traveled across the US before joining UT. Here she tells us about how much she loves her varied role at the Forty Acres.
October 31, 2023
Staff Profile

Natural-Born Collaborator

Heidi Schmalbach is Program Director for Planet Texas 2050, one of UT Austin’s Grand Challenges. Read more in our latest OVPR staff profile series.
September 27, 2023
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Several Feathers in his Bow

This month the OVPR Staff Profile series shines a light on our very own Chief of Staff, Mark Featherston
September 25, 2023
Staff Profile

She Didn’t Start the Fire

Kristin Weidman is an experienced and highly valued member of the OVPR staff team. A UT graduate, she is currently manager of Research Administration but has worked at several other higher ed institutions nationwide. Read more in our latest OVPR staff profile series.
August 25, 2023
Staff Profile

Ain’t No Monty High Enough

Next in our staff profile series is Texan born and raised, Monty Van Den Bossche Jr. - Senior IT Manager at the Office for Research, Scholarships and Creative Endeavors.