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

Degrees

  • 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

Certifications

  • Practice of Research Administration and Management, Society of Research Administration International

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 Spirit of Community Planning Committee
  • WSU Community Engagement Council
  • WSU College of Education Scholarship Committee

 

Area Of Expertise

  • Research Development
  • Grant writing
  • Research Administration
  • Program Development
  • Corporate and Foundation fundraising

Community Engagement Activities

Winning Futures Mentor (2016 - 2018)

Vice Chair, Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition (2014 - 2019)

Leadership Team, Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition (2020 - present)

YES Ferndale Campaign Committee (2019 - present)

Ferndale Public Schools Diversity Committee (2018 - present)