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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Slagle Hall Room 107
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Promoting and Supporting Research at USD

Research and creative activities constitute one of the most valued contributions from the faculty and students of the University of South Dakota. They are the foundation of a rigorous graduate education, a distinguishing factor in the undergraduate liberal arts experience and a tangible illustration of our faculty's contributions to the world.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is committed to cultivating and supporting the unending curiosity of our research community at USD. Our office has overall responsibility for the university's research function, assisting faculty and researchers, establishing and administering policies governing the conduct of research and overseeing the management of research programs. We assist investigators seeking external funding, partner with government and commercial partners to grow USD's research enterprise and assist in bringing the benefits of research discoveries to the public and private sectors.


Research Resources

Explore the trainings, resources and processes related to research and creative scholarship.

Student Research

At USD, we don't just encourage student research – we invest in it. Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines have opportunities to receive funding for their projects, conduct research alongside our expert faculty and pursue the questions that spark their curiosity.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. 
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Ruth Bakker

ARC Manager & Attending Vet
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Daniel Engebretson

VP, Research & Spon Programs
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Marc Guilford

Human Subjects Director
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Beth Lambeth

Technology Transfer Officer
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Jennifer Lindblom

Senior Secretary-ARC
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Kevin OKelley

Assist VP, Research Compliance
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Scott Pottorff

Safety Officer
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Melinda Robinson

Dir, Sponsored Programs
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Linda Rupp

Program Assistant I
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Jackie Stelling

IRB Coordinator