Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Kenneth Sylvester, Ph.D.
Prior to his appointment as Director of UM-Flint Research and Sponsored Programs, Ken served as Research Associate Professor at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Institute for Social Research (ISR).
Dr. Sylvester is an interdisciplinary historian who has worked on and supervised several federally-funded research projects on the relationship between population and environment. He has extensive post-doctoral training in qualitative, quantitative and spatial analysis methods. Dr. Sylvester earned his Ph.D. in history from York University, and B.A. and M.A. in history at the University of Waterloo.
Erin is responsible for pre-award proposal management and submission, post award accounting, financial management of the office, and research awards for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Erin earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. She is currently working on her MBA at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Mary is responsible for assisting the campus community with issues regarding Human Subjects Protection and Research Compliance; and is the campus contact for training and administration of the eResearch Regulatory Management system. In her capacity, Mary works closely with the chair of the Institutional Review Board.
Mary earned her Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University, her Master's Degree from Kansas State University, and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University. Additionally, Mary is a Certified IRB Professional (CIP). Certification is from the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR).
Andre is responsible for providing project management support for faculty and staff, as well as managing the initiatives emphasizing undergraduate research. He is the manager of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, co-coordinator of both the Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Research Conference, and the UM-Flint Student Research Conference, the Brand Administration for the University's Qualtrics account, and the contact for research poster printing.
Andre earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Lola is responsible for receiving visitors and screening incoming calls. She also performs data entry, assists with the processing of faculty research proposals, and provides support for the Research and Creative Activity Committee meetings.
Lola earned her B.A. in Social Work, with a minor in Sociology at the University of Michigan-Flint in May 2003. In 2013, she received an Associates degree in Business Management from Mott Community College.