About Us

Office Staff

Niaz Latif

Niaz Latif, Ph.D.

Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


(219) 989-8092

Lawshe Building 205 (Hammond)

Maja Marjanovic is pictured.

Maja Marjanovic

Director, Research and Sponsored Programs


(219) 989-4131

LAWS 246

  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Gabis Arboretum
  • Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
  • Office of the Chancellor

Account Management

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Brooke Rogan

Senior Grants Manager


(219) 989-2183

Hammond, LAWS 246

  • Small Business Development Center
  • Office of Commercialization and Research
  • The Center for Cybersecurity
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Julie Ault

Grants Manager


(219) 989-8334

Hammond, LAWS 246

  • College of Engineering and Sciences (Excluding CIVS)
  • College of Technology (Excluding the Center for Cybersecurity)
  • College of Nursing
  • White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences

Jessica Greenfield Hillesland

Grants Manager


(219) 989-8363

LAWS 247

  • Center for Innovations through Visualization and Simulation
  • Education Opportunity Programs

Proposal Preparation

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Kristin Sarver

Associate Director, Sponsored Programs


(219) 989-2038

Michelle Gilhooly

Grants Manager


(219) 989-2925

Hammond, LAWS 246A

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Maria Tapia

Grants Manager


(219) 989-8097

Faculty Fellows for Undergraduate Research

Michael Zimmer

Michael I. Zimmer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences


(219) 989-2491

Hammond, NILS 340L

Lindsay Gielda

Lindsay M. Gielda, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences


(219) 785-5318

Westville Campus, SWRZ 111A