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
Help us reach 100 new members by the end of our fiscal year on September 30, 2017.
Grow your professional network this Spring and invite a Research Development professional to grow their research development network by joining NORDP!
It’s easy. Listen to member Domarina Oshana’s experience:
“I greatly value and appreciate being a member of NORDP. I wanted to let you know I have shared this enthusiasm and appreciation with my direct report and colleague and she has decided (of her own volition!) to become a NORDP member! She submitted her membership application today and is also registering for the conference.”
Share your enthusiasm for NORDP and tell a colleague about your experience. Invite a potential new member to the 2017 Conference May 8-10 in Colorado so they can meet us in person!
A message from Member Services Co-Chair Terri Soelberg
There are many interesting things going in the Member Services Committee. We are charged with welcoming new members, helping to identify areas of programming/services that are of interest to the membership, and helping to recruit new members.
Currently, we are working on developing a set of recruiting tools and strategies that will help current members share information with others about this great organization. To that end, we would like to hear from members what you feel is most valuable about your NORDP membership. I hope you will take a couple of minutes to leave comments below. Shy about public posts? Feel free to reach out to me directly, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have other thoughts about what you would like to see in the way of programming or member benefits, I would love to hear about it. Lastly, if would you like the opportunity to become more involved with the great work our committees do, let me know. All of our committees are open to increasing their volunteers.