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Business Operations

Business Office

The Business Office coordinates the following functions for both UF Research and the University of Florida Research Foundation:

  • Maintains accounting records
  • Supervises the collection and disbursement of funds
  • Manages annual budgets for each office
  • Prepares financial statements
  • Oversees purchase of goods and services
  • Manages the distribution of royalties
  • Manages the distribution of Facilities & Administrative costs

UFRF Contact

Name Position Phone Number Office Number
Julie Rhee Director of Finance (352) 392-5221 Walker 310
Maureen Upshaw Assistant Director, Accounting (352) 392-3852 Walker 318
Rachel Hurley Accounting Manager (352) 392-7448 Walker 312
Lindsey Bennett Accountant II (352) 392-5990 Walker 319
Lijun He Accountant II (352) 392-1878 Walker 316
Greg Neal Accountant (352) 392-9365 Walker 313
Matthew Ray Accountant II (352) 392-7205 Walker 311
Carol Hunn Fiscal Assistant III (352) 392-8995 Walker 314
Jackie Stearns Administrative Support Assistant II (352) 392-5221 Walker 308


Internal Forms & Resources

Information Services

Information Services provides UF Research with the following: 

  • IT infrastructure and hardware
  • Custom applications
  • Desktop Support

Information Services Contact

Name Position Phone Number Office Number
Nick Dunham Director, Information Services (352) 273-0275

Ayers 538

Jason Gomez

Associate Director, Information Services

(352) 273-9611 Ayers 546
Kevin Hanson

Associate Director, Information Services

(352) 273-0545 Ayers 520
Monya Dunlap

IT Generalist II

(352) 273-0293 Ayers 554
Jenny Rodriguez

Application Database Administrator I

(352)294-1590 Ayers 514
Che John

Application Developer Analyst I

(352) 392-8764 Ayers 534
Daniel Rocco

Application Developer Analyst I

(352) 294-2004 Ayers 548
Lisa Balsamo

Application Developer Analyst II

(352) 273-2158 Ayers 536
Cheryl Bearden

Applications Developer Analyst III

(352) 273-0283 Ayers 516
Jason Casiano

Systems Admin/Programmer II

(352) 273-0280 Ayers 518
Ryan Copenhaver

Application Developer Analyst III

(352) 273-4977 Ayers 532
Chris Dunn

IT Support Supervisor

(352) 273-0277 WAL 323
Jordan Edwards

Application Database Admin II

(352) 273-8592 Ayers 527
Beth Hathaway Application Developer Analyst IV (352) 273-2211 Ayers 540
David Hranicky Application Developer Analyst I (352) 294-2095 Ayers 548
Maurice Sarns Senior Computer Support Specialist (352) 392-0284 Ayers 524
Matthew Pickett End User Computing Spec II (352)392-6938 Walker 317
Tim Wyland End User Computing Spec II (352) 392-6938 Walker 321
Alex Turner End User Computing Spec I (352)392-6938 Walker 322
Geoffrey Wark Application Developer Analyst III (352) 294-5027 Ayers 542
Tien Le OPS Analytics Specialist NA NA


Social Media Registration

  1. Read and understand the following UF Guidelines:
  2. Set up your Social Media Account
    • Store your passwords and password recovery information securely
    • Do not promote your site until you have completed steps 3 and 4 below
  3. Complete the UF Research Social Media Registration Google Doc
  4. Upon receipt of your approved UF Research Social Media Registration Form, register your site through the University Relations Social Media Registration page.


Personnel & Administrative Services

The Office of Personnel and Administrative Services is the core human resources office for UF Research and services all Units that report to the Vice President for Research. Our services also extend to UF Innovate for a total of approximately 400 employees.

Our services include, but are not limited to, employee recruitment and retention, appointment processing, training compliance, evaluation compliance, time and labor processing, and employee fringe benefits. We also process funding for graduate student travel, and funding for workshops, conferences, and meetings.

Open Positions in UF Research

View open positions in UF Research.

Personnel & Administrative Contacts

Name Position Phone Number Office Number
Dorothy Long Director, Human Resources (352) 392-6621 GRI 401
Ashlie Lambright Administrative Specialist (352) 392-4803 GRI 415
Korine Eugene Administrative Support Assistant (352) 294-2721 GRI 417