Research Grants Coordinator
(775) 784-6857 | WPEB 452
M.A., Higher Education Administration, University of Nevada, Reno, 2019
M.B.A., University of Nevada, Reno 2015
M.A., Interdisciplinary Administration, Western Kentucky University, 1999
B.A., Business Administration, Murray State University, 1997
Craig has over 20 years of grant administration experience associated with all federal funding agencies and previously served with a regional workforce development board in administering programs through the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Commerce. He joined the College of Engineering in 2011 and most recently developed the Engineering Research Office (ERO) within the College in 2019. In addition to his academic credentials, Craig is a certified grant professional and currently serves as Chair of the Pre-Award Collaborate Workgroup for the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). His previous experiences also include serving as a Congressional Aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, a local/state appointee to numerous federal sub-committees, and a conference presenter for multiple state, regional and national associations and conferences. One interesting note...Craig is a concert pianist and has performed all over the United States in collaboration with World Vision International and other non-profit organizations.
(775) 784-6529 | WPEB 450
M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2018
B.A., Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010
Erika joined the ERO team as a Project Manager in 2019 upon completing an M.S. in Civil Engineering. While pursuing her M.S. degree, she served as the Center Coordinator for the University Transportation Center, SOLARIS, housed in the College of Engineering at UNR. Erika previously served in administrative roles at the state level and dabbled in teaching English prior to joining UNR in 2014. She also holds a B.A. in Journalism and has extensive experience in writing and editing. Native to Nevada, Erika enjoys spending time outdoors with her pups, hanging with her friends and family and indulging in good food, wine and bad reality television.
Grants & Projects Analyst
(775) 682-7768 | WPEB 451
Brett is the newest addition to the ERO team - coming on board full-time as of February 2020 as our Grants & Projects Analyst, after serving in a temporary capacity for approximately 6 months. Prior to coming to UNR, Brett was a part of the local banking industry for 15 years. In that role, he provided professional banking services to individuals and business clients, as well as other administrative task, i.e., auditing documents, creating reports and ensuring compliance with adopted policies and procedures. Brett brings a lot of enthusiasm to the ERO team and looks forward to assisting Engineering faculty throughout the proposal development process.
(775) 682-7737 | SEM 253B
B.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
Joanna received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 and joined the College of Engineering in 2017. Her experience includes proposal and manuscript editing for the University of California, San Francisco, a range of freelance editing and writing, and two years as a writer and editor for the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Development and Alumni Relations, where she worked to translate faculty research to the public. In addition to serving as the Technical Editor for the College of Engineering, Joanna is also an ad hoc proposal reviewer for the State of Nevada. When not working on proposals, Joanna is often found on two wheels: she's the Secretary of UNR's Bicycle Working Group and a board member of the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance, and she has commuted to campus by bike every day for five years.