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Who does what around here?

By Kathleen Wilson 

Department Head: Carolyn Mattingly (cjmattin@ncsu.edu)

Carolyn signs the papers that do the things. When she’s not plugging away at department items, overseeing her research lab over in Toxicology, teaching, or mentoring, she’s spending time with her family. Her door is always open, so drop by when you’re in Thomas Hall (3510A)!

Associate Department Head: Jane Lubischer (jllubisc@ncsu.edu)

Jane stays busy. You may see her walking briskly on her way from a meeting to another meeting, for which she cancelled a different meeting in order to attend. When she’s not in meetings, you’ll find her in her office being the Da Vinci of data and spreadsheets, or at home with her wife, pups and chickens.

Executive Assistant: Kathleen Wilson (kswilso2@ncsu.edu)

Kathleen is Carolyn’s assistant. She manages her schedule, composes dept. communications, coordinates dept. events, and juggles various other items as needed. When she’s not doing this or forcing polite passers-by to look at pictures of her breathtakingly beautiful little boys, she’s probably taking more pictures of said boys, at which she’ll later force polite passersby to look.

Faculty: If you need info on RPT, PTR, FARs, SFRs, Instruction-related Summer Salary, Peer Teaching Evaluations, Annual Reviews, or any other faculty-related administrative process, she’s your contact! You can also contact her with visitor parking pass requests, room reservations, newsletter or social media items, or any department/college/university questions. If she doesn’t know the answer she’ll point you in the right direction!

Business Office

Business Officer: Hakan Sungur (hsungur@ncsu.edu

As the previous Contracts and Grants Manager and Interim Business Officer for the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State, we were lucky to find him! In addition to his extensive professional expertise, Hakan is a tea connoisseur which has been an added bonus for the office and our coffee/tea bar. As a side note, if you’ve an affinity for The Office, you two can talk shop.

Faculty and Staff: If you need assistance with department account/budget/spending information, department/college/university policy guidance, access to systems within MyPack Portal, or if you have any department/college/university questions, Hakan is your contact!

Office Assistant: Kate Thompson (nkthomps@ncsu.edu)

Joining us from UNC, Kate brings a wealth of knowledge on the interworkings of a busy business office and the North Carolina state government. When she’s not keeping our ship afloat, you can catch her performing in her band (vocals, keys), at the dog park with her pup, Rabbit, or sewing some sweet threads.

Faculty and Staff: If you need assistance with room reservations, mail/shipping needs, personal reimbursements,  Student/Temp/PEP/FWS/Undergraduate TA hires, Biweekly time sheets, parking passes, making payments to visitors or independent contractors, Travel Authorizations/Reimbursements (TAs/TRs), Purchasing/Marketplace, personal training on various NCSU software systems, or just need to know where to go for what, Kate is your contact!

Accounting Technician: Denise Lamb-Willis (dlambwi@ncsu.edu)

Denise manages all of our non-grant accounts and does it with a smile, usually while listening to smooth jazz. When she’s not brightening our day with her infectiously sweet demeanor, she’s spending time with family or running marathons and making us all look bad.

Faculty and Staff: If you need any assistance with state-funded accounts, or just need a pick-me-up and a friendly chat, Denise is your contact! She can help you manage your startup funds or other state allocations and project your balances.  You may get a monthly email from her summarizing your funding portfolio from all sources.

Accounting Technician: Suprava Misra (smisra@ncsu.edu)

Suprava manages grant accounts for PIs with surnames beginning with letters A-M. When she’s not assisting her PIs and their staff, she’s being the “Office Mom” and looking after us all (particularly with her amazing, authentic Indian food), or spending time with her family (the favorite members of which are her adorable grandsons).

PIs and staff: Suprava is your contact for all your grant related items (for last names A-M), as well as research-related summer salary. She can help you manage your projects, project your balances, and let you know if you’re able to buy something with your grant funds.

Accounting Technician: Delbis Perez (delbis_perez@ncsu.edu)

Delbis manages grant accounts for PIs with surnames beginning with letters N-Z. A fellow plant enthusiast (our team has a few), Delbis is a major contributor to the air quality of the office.  She also occasionally spoils us with her incredible rice pudding. And like her professional counterpart, Suprava, she loves spending time with family and seeing her grand-babies.

PIs and Staff: Delbis is your contact for all your grant related items (for last names N-Z), as well as research-related summer salary. She can help you manage your projects, project your balances, and let you know if you’re able to buy something with your grant funds.

Human Resource Partner: Karen Hester (kfhester@ncsu.edu)

Coming to us from the Department of Physics here at NC State, Karen brings extensive knowledge and experience to the department, including UNC systems/processes and human resource functions. When she’s not welcoming new department members or assisting those on the way to their next journey, she’s sipping a cup of tea (real proper-like, complete with saucer), reading, watching/gaming with her hubs (anime, D&D, WoW, etc.), or spending time with her kiddos Evelyn (6) and Sloan (3).

Faculty and Staff: If you need any Faculty and Staff-related HR items (hiring permanent employees, separations, position adjustments, HR advising, and more!), Karen is your go-to!

IT & Facilities 

Technology Support: David Newkirk (COS_BIO@help.ncsu.edu)

Assisting almost 200 employees with their IT needs, David truly possesses the virtue of patience. So much so we suspect he studies tai chi or has figured out how to connect the sound of ocean waves via Bluetooth directly to his brain. When he’s not politely nodding at our technological ignorance like a Buddhist monk, he’s spending time with family.

Faculty and Staff: Contact David for guidance with software and hardware purchases, digital bulletin board setup, and general tech troubleshooting. Should you need any department IT assistance, please submit a ticket to David at COS_BIO@help.ncsu.edu.

LAN Administrator: Wall Crumpler  (wall_crumpler@ncsu.edu)

Tired of that leak in your lab dripping all over your research? Call Wall! Wall keeps busy seeing to all maintenance issues and serves as our liaison with Facilities. With so many buildings and moving parts under the BioSci umbrella, Wall stays on the move. On the rare occasion he gets a break, he’s taking in the history of a city on his bucket list, managing his record label, or teaching Biology down the street at Meredith College.

Faculty and Staff: If you need assistance with anything facilities related, from DI water to bathroom defacement, room keys, and lab equipment service needs, Wall is your contact! He’ll see that your item is properly reported to the right office if it’s something he can’t solve himself.