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Research Administration Staff


Robert J. Buckley
(B.A., Fordham University; M.B.A., New York University)
Robert J. Buckley came to Hunter College in 1969 and has served as Director of Research Administration since 1977. In the ensuing years, he has witnessed the growth of grant activity from averages of fewer than 100 proposals and less than $3 million per year to the current annual levels of more than 600 proposals and $50 million. In consultation with the Provost, the Director of Research Administration provides institutional authorization for grant and contract proposals.  With the assistance of staff, Bob prepares an annual report of grant activities, provides statistical reports, and issues a monthly newsletter during the academic year. Bob is chair of the CUNY Council of Grants Officers.


Carolynn Julien
Associate Director
(B.A., Iona College; M.A., Central Michigan University)
Carolynn Julien has been with the Office of Research Administration since 1988. Her background and expertise in computer science have been assets to numerous initiatives of the Office of Research Administration, including electronic transmission of proposals and office management tools.  Carolynn began an expanded role in faculty development in 2010.  In this role she provides a variety of series including funding source identification, assistance with proposal development and grant administration.


Barbara Medina
Assistant Director for Project Personnel
(B.S., Hunter College, MSW Fordham University)
Barbara Medina joined the staff of the Office of Research Administration in 1981. She is the office expert on personnel, including hiring procedures, personnel vacancy notices, and immigration and visa regulations. Barbara oversees the processing of more than 3,000 personnel actions each year in paper and electronic format, and advises principal investigators and staff members on electronic and paper time sheets.


Annmarie Rivera
Assistant Director for Sponsored Projects
(B.A., M.S., Hunter College)
Annmarie has been with the Office of Research Administration since 1990. She works with principal investigators in the preparation and submission of the proposals and is the office liaison for the PSC-CUNY Research Award Program and other Hunter College grant programs.  Annmarie handles grant-related tuition and fees and serves as staff to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.


Karlene Roberts
Administrative Assistant for Project Personnel
(B.S., York College, M.S. Hunter College)
Karlene began work in Research Administration in 2002.  She works with the Assistant Director for Project Personnel in reviewing hiring papers for persons employed on Hunter's grants and contracts.  Karlene explains identification and documentation requirements and instructs new employees on time sheet processing. She is the contact person for GRTI grants.






Sue Morales
Administrative Assistant
(B.A., New York City College of Techology)
Sue began work in Research Administration in 2010.  She works with Carolynn Julien on faculty development workshops. 


Krystal Santiago
Office Assistant

(A.A., John Jay College)
Krystal began work in Research Administration in 2010.  She works with Carolynn Julien on the ResearchAdmin-L Listerserv. 



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