2019 Presentations

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Plenary Session I - Building Supportive Research Infrastructure at the Emerging Institution
FACILITATOR: Linda R. Jackson, Ed.D., NSPAA President and Director for Sponsored Research, Virginia Union University
PRESENTER: Pamela Whitlock, Consultant
MAXIMUS

Plenary Session II - Maintaining Your Sanity in an Uncertain Funding Climate
FACILITATOR: Schenika T. Harrison, Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, Tougaloo College
PRESENTERS: Erika Thompson, Director
Willette Brown-Fatoyinbo, Program Manager, Grants Resource Center, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Plenary Session III - Partnering Research Opportunities
FACILITATOR: Beverly McDonald-Robinson, Ed.S. Director, Title III Program Administration and Sponsored Programs, Arkansas Baptist College
PRESENTERS: Renotta Young, JD, Deputy Controller, Columbia University in the City of New York

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Plenary Session IV - HBCU Research Opportunities with the Department of Navy

FACILITATOR: Dorothy Huston, Ph.D., Founder/CEO, Technology Management Training Group, Inc.
PRESENTER: Anthony C. Smith, Sr., Program Director/Manager, Department of Navy's HBCU/MI Program

Plenary Session V - HBCU Research Opportunities with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
FACILITATOR: Dorothy Huston, Ph.D., Founder/CEO, Technology Management Training Group, Inc.
PRESENTER: Edward J. Lee, Program Coordinator, HBCU/MIs SBIR/STTR Program, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Plenary Session VII - An NSF Open Discussion: Are You in the Game? Or are You on the Sideline:
FACILITATOR: Paula Shaw, Director of Sponsored Programs, Norfolk State University
PRESENTERS: Pamela A. Hawkins, Director of Operations, Division of Grants and Agreements
Denise Martin, Supervisor, Division of Grants and Agreements, National Science Foundation

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Plenary Session VIII - Navigating the Federal Landscape

FACILITATOR: Elbert Malone, Associate Provost Sponsored Programs and Research, South Carolina State University
PRESENTER: Ronald Blakely, Consultant, Former Associate Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Plenary Session IX - Partnerships and Team Building
FACILITATOR: Elbert Malone, Associate Provost Sponsored Programs and Research, South Carolina State University
PRESENTER: Sheadrick Tillman, Ph.D., Consultant

Plenary Session X - Diversity 4 Economic Impact
(presentation 1)
Enhancing Institutional Competitiveness in the Acquisition Management Process (presentation 2)
FACILITATOR: Annie Whatley, Deputy Director Office of Minority Education and Community Development U. S. Department of Energy
PRESENTERS: Obiajulum Diei-Anene, Contracting Officer
Melissa Pine, Contracting Officer, Office of Headquarters Procurement Services
Aaron Lax, Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Trina Bilal, Program Manager, Office of Economic Impact & Diversity, U. S. Department of Energy

Friday, June 7, 2019

Plenary Session XII - Institutional Capabilities and Proposal Development (presentation 1 | presentation 2)

FACILITATOR: Elbert R. Malone, Associate Provost Sponsored Programs and Research, South Carolina State University
PRESENTERS: Sheadrick Tillman, Ph.D., Consultant
Ronald Blakely, Consultant, Former Associate Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities