Kris A. Monahan
Kris A. Monahan is Providence College’s first Director of Sponsored Research & Programs. Prior to arriving at PC in 2011, she served as the director of pre-award services at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College from 2007-11. She also served as assistant and interim director of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects at Bridgewater State University from 2003-07.
Monahan’s responsibilities include developing and leading PC’s institutional office responsible for the review, submission, and acceptance of College-based research, educational, training, or technical assistance programs involving funds, materials, or other compensation from outside sources.
She works collaboratively with faculty to identify funding opportunities and develop proposals for external funding of faculty scholarship. She also coordinates the review and submission of proposals to external sponsors; develops, implements, and ensures adherence to College research-related policies; negotiates terms and conditions and accepts awards on behalf of the College; coordinates institutional compliance with sponsor regulations; and provides education, training, and support to faculty and staff related to sponsored research principles and practices.
Monahan is the College’s Human Protection Administrator (HPA) on the PC’s Institutional Review Board and also serves on the Undergraduate Research Committee. She is actively involved in the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and recently served on the council’s board of directors for a two-year term. She is a chair-elect for NCURA’s New England Region, serves as co-editor of the NCURA magazine, and is a reviewer for the Peer-Review program. She recently co-authored two publications for NCURA The Role of Research Administration and Establishing, third edition (2014) and Establishing and Managing an Office of Sponsored Programs at non-Research Intensive Colleges and universities, third edition (2014) for NCURA. For her service to NCURA, she was honored as the 2011 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year at its regional, annual meeting.
Monahan also has served as a visiting lecturer in Bridgewater State University’s master of education and master of public administration programs from 2004-08.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s of public administration degree from Bridgewater State University. She received a Ph.D. from the joint University of Rhode Island/Rhode Island College doctoral program of education.