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Research and Economic Development Staff Listing


Administrative Staff


  • Dr. Howard Grimes
    Vice President for Research and Economic Development
    • Office Location
      Administration Building Room 248

      Mailing
      Stop 8130 
      Pocatello, ID 83209

      Phone
      (208) 282-3134 

      Email
      grimhowa@isu.edu


  • Sandra Shea
    Management Assistant 
    • Office Location
      Administration Building Room 248

      Mailing
      Stop 8130 
      Pocatello, ID 83209 

      Phone
      (208) 282-3134 

      Email
      sheasand@isu.edu


  • Lynn Roberts, CMA
    University Business Officer
    • Office Location
      Business and Technology Center
      Room 108A
      1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      Mailing
      Stop 8046 
      Pocatello, ID 83209 

      Phone
      (208) 282-4116

      Email
      robelynn@isu.edu


  • Julie Bachman
    Grants Compliance Analyst
    • Office Location
      Business and Technology Center
      Room 116M
      1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      Mailing
      Stop 8046 
      Pocatello, ID 83209

      Phone
      (208) 282-4630 

      Email
      bachjuli@isu.edu


  • Katherine "Katie" Smith
    Office Services Supervisor II
    • Office Locations
      Idaho Accelerator Center
      1500 Alvin Ricken Drive, and
      RISE Complex
      1999 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      IAC
      Stop 8263 
      Phone
      (208) 282-5877 

      Fax
      (208) 282-5878

      RISE
      Stop 8094 
      Phone
      (208) 282-1167 

      Fax
      (208) 282-1160

      Email
      smitkat1@isu.edu


  • Jon Stoner
    Director of Technical Operations
    • Office Location
      RISE Complex
      Room 7
      1999 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      or Idaho Accelerator Center
      1500 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      Mailing
      Stop 8094 
      Pocatello, ID 83209 

      RISE Phone
      (208) 282-1169

      IAC Phone
      (208) 282-1169

      Cell Phone
      (208) 760-0692

      Email
      stonjon@isu.edu



  • Division for Research Integrity


  • Dr. Deb Easterly
    Executive Director for Research Integrity
    • Office Location
      Business and Technology Center
      Room 107A
      1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      Mailing
      Stop 8046 
      Pocatello, ID 83209 

      Phone
      (208) 282-2618 

      Email
      eastdebb@isu.edu


      Deb is the Executive Director for Research Integrity. She directs the Research Compliance Program of the University, which includes Responsible Conduct of Research, and all federal and state research regulatory compliance. She provides administration/management oversight for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Bio-safety Committee (IBC), and ensures Institute compliance with U.S. Federal and Idaho State regulations governing human subject research, animal research, and technical/biosafety/security research.

  • Thomas Bailey
    Technical Records Specialist II 
    • Office Location
      Business and Technology Center
      Room 107B
      1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      Mailing
      Stop 8046 
      Pocatello, ID 83209 

      Phone
      (208) 282-2179 

      Email
      bailthom@isu.edu


      Tom works with research compliance committees: scheduling , managing, and organizing committee activities and   advises research investigators on working with the committees, and interpreting or clarifying federal regulation.

  • Mia Benkenstein
    Animal Facilities Manager
    • Mailing
      Stop 8007 
      Pocatello, ID 83209 

      Phone
      (208) 282-3895 

      Email
      nettmia@isu.edu



      Mia manages the ISU Animal Facilities and is a member of the IACUC.

  • Peter Farina
    Technical Safety Director
    • Mailing
      Stop 8103 
      Pocatello, ID 83209 

      Phone
      (208) 282-3627 

      Email
      pfarina@isu.edu



    • Peter oversees the safety programs dealing with radiation/radioactivity, Chemical/Chemical waste and hazardous/infectious waste at ISU.

  • Robin Wilson
    Management Assistant
    • Mailing
      Stop 8046
      Pocatello, ID 83209

      Phone
      (208) 282-1168

      Email
      wilsrobi@isu.edu




  • Division for Research Development


  • Dave B. Harris
    Executive Director for Research Development
    • Office Location
      Business and Technology Center
      Room 116L
      1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      Mailing
      Stop 8046
      Pocatello, ID 83209

      Phone
      (208) 282-5824 

      Email
      harrdave@isu.edu


    • Dave directs and provides leadership for all administrative and support operations associated with Research Development, coordinates and monitors submission of all proposals from ISU to external funding agencies,  coordinates and monitors Electronic Research Administration at ISU. He also assists ISU faculty and staff with proposal development, strategic planning, interpretation of guidelines, proposal development support and budget development. He works with the Contract Director on award review, negotiation and acceptance.


  • Monica Smith Huyg
    Director of Research Contracts
    • Office Location
      Business and Technology Center
      Room 116H
      1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      Mailing
      Stop 8046 
      Pocatello, ID 83209 

      Phone
      (208) 282-3478 

      Email
      huygmoni@isu.edu


    • Monica drafts, negotiates, and reviews contracts and subcontracts between ISU and external entities in which funds are being transferred to ISU in exchange for work performed.

  • Laura Stewart-Burch
    Grant/Sponsored Programs Specialist
    • Office Location
      Business and Technology Center
      Room 116K
      1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      Mailing
      Stop 8046
      Pocatello, ID 83209

      Phone
      (208) 282-3832 

      Email
      stewlaur@isu.edu


      Laura assists ISU faculty and staff in the development of proposals and budgets. She also reviews and approves proposals prior to submission to funding agencies.  Laura also disseminates funding information to faculty and staff

  • Rachel Taow
    Grant/Sponsored Programs Specialist
    • Office Location
      Business and Technology Center
      Room 116J
      1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      Mailing
      Stop 8046
      Pocatello, ID 83209

      Phone
      (208) 282-2593 

      Email
      taowrach@isu.edu


      Rachel assists ISU faculty and staff in the development of proposals and budgets, reviews and approves proposals prior to submission to funding agencies, and helps with disseminating funding information.

  • Kay Holm
    Administrative Assistant II
    • Office Location
      Business and Technology Center
      Room 116
      1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      Mailing
      Stop 8046
      Pocatello, ID 83209

      Phone
      (208) 282-2592 

      Email
      holmkay@isu.edu


      Kay assists ISU faculty and staff with general proposal and award information. She maintains proposal and award records,  prepares reports on Division of Research Development activities.


  • Division for Innovation


  • Dr. Howard Grimes
    Vice President for Research and Economic Development
    • Office Location
      RISE Complex
      1999 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201

      Mailing
      Stop 8094
    • Pocatello, ID 83209

      Office Phone
      (208) 282-3134

    • Email
      grimhowa@isu.edu

  • Robin Wilson
    Management Assistant
    • Office Location
      Business and Technology Center
      Room 107A
      1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
      Pocatello, ID 83201


      Phone
      (208) 282-1336

      Email
      wilsrobi@isu.edu














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