Office of Educational Research Support

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Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Alexandra Loukas

The College of Education focuses on research that improves teaching, learning, and other aspects of education and health education.  The Office of Educational Research Support provides two distinct types of services: statistical analysis via SMARTER Consulting and pre- and post-award research administration via our research administration team known as COERA. These two teams provide robust and dynamic research support to students and faculty interested in conducting research in our college.

Restarting Research

Research Administration Team

Photo of Liz KoganLiz Kogan  — Interim Director
Phone: (512) 232-9477 

Justin Fuller — Grants and Contract Specialist
Phone: (512) 232-6537

Photo of Chaz GardinierCharles ‘Chaz’ Gardinier — Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Phone: (512) 471-0372

Mark Posey — Senior Grants and Contract Specialist
Phone: (512) 232-5025

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SMARTER Consulting

The Statistics, Measurement, And Research design Techniques in Educational Research (SMARTER) Consulting is available for faculty and graduate students. This office provides assistance with research design and quantitative analysis through direct consulting, tutorials, and workshops.

College of Education Research Administration

COERA assists with grant administration through submitting research proposals, coordinating award documentation, and providing post-award administration.

Research Software and Technology

The College of Education's Information Technology Office provides faculty and graduate students with free access to a variety of resources designed to support research activities, including equipment reservations and computer labs equipped with statistics software.