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Research and Sponsored Programs


Office of Research
and Sponsored Programs (RSP)

Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
RASP Bldg., Suite 1A
Nashville, TN  37209-1561

Phone:  615-963-7631
Fax:  615-963-5068

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Staff Listing

Chief Research Officer                                     
and Associate Vice President

of Research and Sponsored Programs
Dr. Quincy Quick                  
Phone:   615-963-7631 

Quincy Quick AVP Chief Research Officer        Dr. Quincy Quick, currently serves as the Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs and Chief Research Officer at Tennessee State University, under whose leadership, the institution reached its all time highest total in awarded grants and contracts at $100,031,082.  Additionally, Dr. Quick has studied novel targets and therapeutics for the treatment of glioblastomas for the past 20 years and has been an active NIH grant reviewer for the past five-years.  Dr. Quick has also served as a research mentor and/or coordinator on several NIH and NSF funded developmental training grant programs that include, RISE, MARC, NIMH-COR, HBCU-UP, and served as the co-program director for the TSU-NERVE program, an NIH funded developmental training program to increase the number of students that earn PhDs in neuroscience.  As part of these initiatives, Dr. Quick has mentored over 84 students at the PhD, Master’s, and undergraduate levels.  Additionally, Dr. Quick is a reviewer and journal editor for several cancer journals.  This service and productivity have led to Dr. Quick being acknowledged as one of the most inspiring black scientists in the United States by Cell Mentor.  Furthermore, in his role as AVP of Research and Sponsored Programs, Dr. Quick mentors and supports the research efforts and development of faculty at all levels. 


Assistant Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs
[RSP departmental  accounting and budgeting, departmental hr management, funding agency reporting and POC, grant budget assistance, grant submissions]

Dr. Phyllis Danner, CRA
Phone:   615-277-1621

Director of Research Management
[Pre-award budgeting assistance, RSP data aggregation, grant submissions, research contract processing]

Dr. Corrine Vaughn
Phone:   615-277-1672

Director of Engagement and Visibility
[RSP engagement, visibility, research website, University  Research Symposium, RSP Inventory, RSP systems, RSP building management]

Reginald Cannon, BS Comp. Sci.

Phone:   615-277-1606

Research Specialist
[Mgr. of the Center for Micro-, Nano-, Bio-technology
 Research (CMNBTR) and Operations Manager of TIGER Institute ]
April Falconer, MS, Ph.D. Candidate Biological Sciences
Phone:   615-277-1668

Technology Transfer and Innovation Manager 
[faculty development, grant proposal development, patents and tech transfer POC] 
Robert Turner, BS ECE
Phone:  615-963-2291

Program Coordinator for Tech Transfer
Alancia Wicks
Phone:  615-277-1637

Electronic Records Manager
[electronic digital records, research website, burn rate, spend to zero]
Jessica Barkley
Phone:  615-277-2291

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
Barbara Isabell-Barbour
Phone:  615-963-2559

Administrative Assistant IV
Cheryle Washington
Phone:  615-963-5127