About Us

Heather Arold, M.Ed
Title:
Grant Writer/Proposal Specialist
Summary:

Heather provides technical grant writing and proposal management support for large, complex, and/or interdisciplinary grant proposals in close collaboration with researchers/principal investigators across the university.

Luke McBride
Title:
Operations and Events Specialist
Summary:

Luke supports and assists in managing events for the Research Development Group and connected Research Institutes and Transdisciplinary Centers; additionally, Luke helps support Research Development operations.

Rebekah Hersch, Ph.D.
Title:
Interim Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation
Summary:

Dr. Hersch provides strategic planning and active management of the University’s research development program to support and build Mason’s research and scholarship capacity, with emphasis on the development of multidisciplinary research and scholarship and supporting the University Research Institutes and Transdisciplinary Centers.

Sheila Davis
Title:
Research Development Specialist
Summary:

Sheila is responsible for managing the Limited Submission Opportunity process and other activities in Research Development.