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University of Colorado Denver, Office of the Chancellor

Office of Research Services

Staff Contact Information and Bios

Robert Damrauer, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities
Phone: 303.315.2131

Michael Jenson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities
Phone: 720.350.1711

Stefan Reiss, Senior Research Development Analyst
Phone: 303.315.0029

Lynette Michael, Director, Office of Research Development and Education
Phone: 303.315.5822

Naomi Nishi, Assistant Director, Office of Research Development and Education
Phone: 303.315.5825

Carie Carroll, Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Phone: 303.315.5826


 Staff Bios


 Bob Damrauer

Bob Damrauer arrived at the University of Colorado Denver in 1968, having completed his BS at Michigan in chemistry, a PhD in chemistry at MIT, and National Science Foundation-sponsored postdoctoral studies at Harvard. He served as a regular member of the CU Denver chemistry department for about forty years with brief excursions into administrative roles. From 2007 to present, various administrative positions have more fully occupied his time. During his career at CU Denver, he has been involved in research activities in organometallic, gas-phase, and computational chemistry. During most of this time, funding was provided by the National Science Foundation, the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, the Research Corporation, and other agencies. A steady stream of publications in these research areas has been produced. For further bio infomation, see​


 Michael Jenson

IMG_0987.jpgMichael has a diverse background in the humanities with a BS in Architecture from the University of Texas, Arlington, a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. Alongside his role in ORS, Michael is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Operations in the College of Architecture and Planning. His teaching and research explores innovative interdisciplinary dialogues that are transforming design practice, the relationship between architecture and philosophy, and the creation of distinct cultural identity in the wake of globalization. He has published in journals such as Open House International, Drain Magazine, The Journal of Architecture, The Journal of Utopian Studies, and MONU (Magazine on Urbanism) as well as contributed to the books Design Studio Pedagogy: Horizons for the Future and Global Media, Culture, and Identity. His most recent publication is a book with Routledge entitled: Mapping the Global Architect of Alterity: Practice, Representation and Education.2

 Stefan Reiss

IMG_0982.jpgStefan assists CU Denver investigators and their teams with preparing and submitting proposals for sponsored research activities. This includes working directly with researchers, research administrators and the Office of Grants and Contracts to ensure sponsor compliance, preparing and reviewing project budgets, securing internal approvals, preparing agency forms, and coordinating with internal and external collaborative partners.

Prior to joining ORS, Stefan was a Proposal Analyst at the CU Boulder Office of Contracts and Grants, as well as a Technical Project and Business Development Manager for various industry players.  Stefan received a B.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder and an M.A. from Stanford University.


 Lynette Michael

IMG_0966.JPGLynette received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Sociology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She has done many presentations to a variety of audiences on the topics of fund searching, proposal development and sponsored programs administration. Prior to joining CU, Lynette spent twelve years in the Research Office at Washington University in St. Louis. Her primary responsibility there was to assist faculty in locating funding sources for upcoming research projects, essentially working for 1,800 faculty members at any moment. She also kept faculty and University administrators up-to-date on current sponsored programs issues and opportunities through research-oriented newsletters and other venues. Lynette developed and maintained a faculty research interest database to better serve the faculty on both the academic and medical campuses. Before going into sponsored programs, Lynette taught sociology at the college level for ten years. 5

 Naomi Nishi

IMG_0970.JPGNaomi's role is to develop and facilitate the ORDE Faculty Seminar Series and other educational venues as well as to develop resources for faculty at the University of Colorado Denver to support them in positioning their research and grant proposals to be more competitive for funding.
Prior to joining ORDE, Naomi developed on-campus workshops for higher education institutions nationally and internationally in a variety of areas for Academic Impressions (AI). She also served as AI's instructional design and facilitation lead, training and supporting the instructional program development team. Naomi has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver for almost seven years, designing and teaching courses including Intercultural Training and Graduate Research and Writing. Prior to this, Naomi was a Technical Writer for Marshall and Associates, Inc. (a software development and consulting firm), where her primary role was proposal writing and business development.
Naomi holds a BS in Scientific and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University and an MA in International and Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver.

 Carie Carroll

IMG_0981.JPGCarie handles scheduling for the Associate Vice Chancellor, plays a central role in organizing and offering research-focused events including the ORS Awards Breakfast and ORDE seminars, and facilitates the day to day operations of the office.3

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