Wayne State University

Julie Osburn

Julie  Osburn
Director, Academic, Office of Research
441 Education

Office Hours: Faculty and staff are welcome to contact me directly to set up a time to meet and discuss research and/or funding needs. Students with questions regarding scholarships should email coescholarships@wayne.edu.

(313) 577-0909
(313) 577-3606

Education
  • Masters of Education, Educational Psychology, Wayne State University, College of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Anthoplogy (Major) and Human Resource Development (Minor), Oakland University, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Concentration in Women's Studies, Oakland University

Responsibilities

The Research Office provides support to faculty and staff on proposal preparation and submission as well as award management of grants and contracts. We serve as a liaison with the university's Sponsored Program Administration office in order to ensure proposals adhere to university and agency guidelines.
 
As the Director, I oversee the day-to-day operations of the Research Office and facilitate research development with faculty and staff in the College of Education. I also serve as the Chair of the College of Education’s student scholarship program.
 
In addition, I currently serve on the following committees:
  • WSU Deans/Directors of Research
  • WSU Community Engagement Committee
  • WSU Spirit of Community Planning Committee
  • COE Scholarship Committee
  • COE Marketing and Communications Committee
  • COE Social Amenities Committee

 

Area Of Expertise

  • Grant writing
  • Pre-Award Research Administration
  • Program development
  • Corporate and Foundation fundraising

Community Engagement Activities

Winning Futures Mentor (2016 - present)

Vice Chair, Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition (2014 - present)