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Program Manager I
Joining Clemson University and ORD in August 2018, Kelly McSwain is primarily responsible for managing limited submission opportunities.
Kelly holds a B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley and has over five years of experience in non-profit administration and grant-writing.
Jane Jacobi brings 25 years of experience in research development and program management and 40 years of experience in editing to ORD. She primarily assists faculty in crafting persuasive, winning proposals. She has a master’s degree in English from the University of Oregon.
Sez Atamturktur, Ph.D.
Director of the Office of Research Development
Assistant Vice President for Research
In her role as Director of the Office of Research Development, Dr. Atamturktur is primarily responsible for the coordination of Clemson University’s large-scale, large-impact center-based research efforts. She also manages the limited submission internal competition process, facilitates activities and initiatives to help support the research development of Clemson faculty, and works to initiate partnerships and collaborations between various offices across campus regarding research.
Dr. Sez Atamturktur serves as the Assistant Vice President for Research Development and Provost’s Distinguished Professor at Clemson University. Dr. Atamturktur is a professor of environmental engineering and earth sciences, professor of mechanical engineering, professor of industrial engineering, and professor of civil engineering. Her research, focused on uncertainty quantification in scientific computing, has been documented in over 100 peer-reviewed publications in some of the finest engineering science journals and proceedings. Dr. Atamturktur’s research has received funding from several federal agencies including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as industry organizations and partners, such as the National Masonry Concrete Association and Nucor. She spearheaded the development of and served as the founding director of the National Science Foundation-funded Tigers ADVANCE project, which focuses on improving the status of women and minority faculty at Clemson. In addition, Dr. Atamturktur is the director of the National Science Foundation-funded National Research Traineeship project at Clemson, with funding for over 30 doctoral students and a goal of initiating a new degree program on scientific computing and data analytics. Dr. Atamturktur is also the director of a Department of Education-funded Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need project that provides funding for 10 doctoral students. Dr. Atamturktur is one of the four co-directors of Clemson’s Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing and Creativity. Prior to joining Clemson University, Dr. Atamturktur served as an LTV technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory.