Communication and Administration

Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Communication and Administration

Center URL:
Core URL:

Core Personnel
Center Director: John Colombo, Ph.D.
Core Co-Director: Peter Smith, Ph.D. (Co-Director)
Core Manager: Kristi Billinger
Accounting Specialist: Kevin Teel
Administration: Jenne Bryant
Administration: Tina Darrow
Communications Coordinator: Karen Henry, M.S.
Grant Specialist: Suzanne Henderson
Office Coordinator: Rob Hileman
Personnel Specialist: Sherilyn LaDuke
Program Assistant: Cassie Gentry
Project Development Coordinator: Paul Diedrich, MPA
Project Specialist: Jessica Black-Magnussen

Core Keywords
Administration, public information, scientific leadership

Core Description

Scientific Leadership
Foster research excellence; promote collaboration among research projects by seminars, retreats; provide general scientific direction for all cores.

Disseminate research findings and activities to public via media and events. Promote internal communication via newsletter and web.

Administrative Support
Provide administrative structure specific to the research such as purchasing scientific supplies, bidding for equipment, negotiating equipment contracts, and interface with the state system.


Last Edited: 06/19/12 12:00 AM by Corina Miclea