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The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) supports faculty and staff in seeking and administering funding for research programs through grants, contracts, and other external funding opportunities. ORSP provides services and support to enable members of the university community to compete successfully for outside funding and to manage their funded programs successfully.

To get started, find your Contract and Grant Specialist.

To navigate the proposal submission and award management process, use the Researcher's Toolbox.

526 Brodhead Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3008
Tel: 610-758-3021  FAX: 610-758-5994  Email:

Thomas J. Meischeid, MBA - Director
Tel: 610-758-3021  Email:

Naomi E. Coll, MPH, CPH, CIP -Manager, Research Integrity

Tel: 610-758-2985  Email:

ORSP Contract and Grant Specialists

Sherrill A. Bushner, CRA - Senior Contract and Grant Specialist
Tel: 610-758-6832  Email:

Susan E. Disidore, CRA - Senior Contract and Grant Specialist
Tel: 610-758-3020  Email:

Heather Messina, MPA, CRA  - Senior Contract and Grant Specialist
Tel: 610-758-2909  Email:

Joel Grabin, MBA - Contract and Grant Specialist
Tel: 610-758-3024  Email:

Diane M. Mason - Contract and Grant Specialist
Tel: 610-758-4402  Email:

Dolores B. Rice, MS, CRA - Senior Contract and Grant Specialist
Tel: 610-758-5563  Email:

ORSP Administrative Staff

Sarah Alburger - Administrative and Pre-Award Coordinator
Tel: 610-758-3021  Email:

Ashley Distler - Post Award Coordinator
Tel: 610-758-3023  Email:

Research Accounting

Dominic J. Wallitsch - Manager, Research Accounting
Tel: 610-758-4212  Email:

Jennifer L. Pastor - Accounting Coordinator
Tel: 610-758-3144  Email:

Cindy Jacoby - Accounts Coordinator
Tel: 610-758-3022 Email:


Office of Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies • Lehigh University • 7 Asa Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015 • (610) 758-2585