Welcome to NORDP: Chasmine Stoddardt!
Where: Johns Hopkins University
Number of years in research development: 2
Joined NORDP in June 2017
What is your RD work?
I am the Manager of the Research Development Team, a new initiative within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. It’s very much a start-up environment as we build and launch the services to the University. Our goal is to encourage collaborative research across disciplines, schools and institutions. Once those relationships are formed, we aim to be the one-stop shop to facilitate the proposal preparation process.
What is your professional background?
In 2008 I started out in Physics & Astronomy at JHU, learning the basics of research administration. My first real hands-on experience was reconciling a portfolio of accounts for one of the grants administrators. I have also worked in a variety of settings at JHU over the years in departments in the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Arts & Sciences as well as the central ORA. In 2015, I joined the Research Development Services team at Georgetown, but ended up returning to Hopkins in 2016.
What attracted you to NORDP?
Sue Porterfield and Julie Messersmith, colleagues at JHU, introduced me to NORDP and encouraged me to join. The opportunity to connect and form relationships with research development professionals across the country was definitely a draw.
How will your NORDP membership enhance your own career?
I have already joined the listserv and am very impressed by the responsiveness and community-type feel of the organization. The topics that are discussed provide insight to how our peers operate at their institutions and opens the doors to true collaboration. I look forward to the relationships that will form through my NORDP membership and to meeting everyone at next year’s conference in Washington D.C.
Written by Daniel Campbell, Member Services Committee