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Office of Research Administration


The Office of Research Administration (ORA) at Morgan State University (MSU) aims at providing research oversight and superb service to MSU researchers and their partners.

MSU has enjoyed tremendous growth over its 150+ year history. Founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute with only a few students, MSU is now a Carnegie-classified® R2 doctoral research institution with nearly 10,000 students, 19 doctoral and 34 master's programs, and a portfolio of over $50 million in annual grants and contracts. MSU is on a steep ascending trajectory.

The University has included reaching the Carnegie classification® of R1 in its 10-year 2021-2030 Strategic Plan. Efficient, effective, and respectful services of the ORA will be an integral part of reaching this goal. To this end, the Division of Research and Economic Development formed a University Research Committee in 2022 to further advance research at MSU. Led by Assistant Vice-President for Research Farin Kamangar, MD, PhD, the committee includes one member of each of the schools/colleges at Morgan. The Committee will meet four times a year: February, May, August, and November. The purpose of the committee meetings is to share recent research updates, exchange ideas, find mutually agreeable solutions for current problems, and form new pertinent research-related committees.

School Member Title Email
D-RED Farin Kamangar, MD, PhD Assistant Vice-President for Research
SCMNS Mohamed Eltoweissy, PhD Associate Dean for Research
SEUS Tracy Rone, PhD Assistant Dean for Research and Community Partnerships
SCHP Anita Hawkins, PhD Associate Dean
SOE Stephen Egarievwe, PhD Associate Dean for Research
GBSM Ziping Wang, PhD Associate Professor, INSS
SA+P Hyeon-Shic Shin, PhD Associate Professor, City & Regional Planning
CLA Justin Bonny, PhD Assistant Professor, PSYC
SSW John Gallagher, PhD Associate Professor, MSW
D-RED Albert Sweets Director of Strategic External Research Partnerships

The ORA website is designed to assist MSU researchers, including faculty and students, to: a) gain access to critical information needed for grant submission; b) have access to grant-writing training material; c) reach resources about post-award management of grants; d) provide information research funding and productivity metrics such as grant submissions, new commitments, total grant authorizations, and publications; and e) share ideas and feedback with the ORA staff.

We hope you find the ORA website helpful. Please provide us with your feedback, as this is a work in progress.