Lynette serves as Director of the Office of Research Development and Education (ORDE) at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD). This Office provides services to faculty that will increase the University’s competitiveness in terms of receipt of external funding from federal, state and private sources. ORDE serves all UCD faculty, providing funding and proposal development assistance. She has been with the University eleven years in various capacities including Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs.
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.
Lynette 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.