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 Finance Director (352) 392-5221 Walker 310
Rachel Hurley Accounting Manager (352) 392-7448 Walker 312
Maureen Upshaw Accounting Manager (352) 392-3852 Walker 318
Lindsey Bennett Accountant (352) 392-5990 Walker 319
Rachel Cockrell Accountant (352) 392-1878 Walker 316
Greg Neal Accountant (352) 392-9365 Walker 313
Armando Silva Accountant (352) 392-7205  Walker 311
Carol Hunn Senior Fiscal Assistant (352) 392-8995 Walker 314
Jackie Stearns Administrative Support Assistant (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

Monya Dunlap

IT Professional I

(352) 273-0293 Ayers 554
Lisa Balsamo

Application Developer Analyst

(352) 273-2158 Ayers 534
Cheryl Bearden

Applications Developer Analyst III

(352) 273-0283 Ayers 529
Jason Casiano

Systems Admin/Programmer II

(352) 273-0280 Ayers 518
Ryan Copenhaver

Application Developer Analyst II

(352) 273-4977 Ayers 532
Chris Dunn

IT Support Supervisor

(352) 273-0277 WAL 323
Jordan Edwards

IT Analyst II

(352) 273-8592 Ayers 527
Jason Gomez

IT Professional II

(352) 273-9611 Ayers 546
Beth Hathaway Application Developer Analyst IV (352) 273-2211 Ayers 540
Tommy Rush Application Developer III (352) 392-8764 Ayers 536
Alejandro Santacoloma IT Analyst I (352) 294-2095 Ayers 548
Maurice Sarns Senior Computer Support Specialist (352) 392-0284 Ayers 524
Michael Underwood End User Computing Spec II (352) 273-2212 Ayers 512
Geoffrey Wark IT Analyst II (352) 294-5027 Ayers 542


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 Assistant Director for Human Resources (352) 392-6621 GRI 415
Ashlie Lambright Administrative Specialist (352) 392-4803 GRI 407
Nolan Teply Administrative Support Assistant (352) 392-0504 GRI 417
Korine Eugene Administrative Support Assistant (352) 294-2721 GRI 417