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Shared Financial Services

The College of Science Business Office Shared Financial Services team is responsible for ensuring the financial integrity of college activities, including budget development and management of all fund sources, department budgets, cash flow management, revenue distributions, post-award support, college policies and procedures, financial reporting, and compliance across the college.

Mikah Jones leads the financial analysis and planning team, serving as the business officer for the College of Science. Jones is also the main point of contact for any E&G, business planning, and recruiting and staffing questions.

Barbara Bass leads the business operations teams, including accounts payable and receivables, and post-award, led by Michelle Duncan. Bass is also the main point of contact for endowment, gifts and sponsored-research questions.

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Financial Analysis and Planning Team


Mikah Jones

Director of Finance
Email: mikahj@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-8962

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As director of finance, Jones leads and manages complex accounting and financial planning/analysis for the College of Science, including account management, funding strategies, reporting and amendments. She supervises the team of financial analysts, and reports to the chief of strategy and operations. Jones joined Clemson in fall 2006. She earned her bachelor’s in business management from Anderson University (2006), and her master’s from Clemson University (2019).

Jennifer Blyden

HR and Payroll Liaison
Email: jblyden@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-8715

Headshot of Jennifer BlydenAs HR and payroll liaison, Blyden helps drive consistency and continuous improvement college-wide and for the dean’s office. She works closely with respective department contacts on hiring processes for faculty, students and staff; faculty credentialing; summer pay processes; immigration paperwork; PARs; exits; and more. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a major in advertising and minor in sociology from the University of Georgia. She joined the College of Science in August 2020.

Leslee Dosier

Financial Analyst
Email: ldosier@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-0813

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As a financial analyst, Dosier supports the Department of Chemistry and assists with budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and special projects.

Joanne Marcou

Financial Analyst
Email: jmarcou@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-3536

Headshot of Joanne MarcouAs a financial analyst, Marcou supports several College departments and centers with budgeting and forecasting, project reconciliation, financial records management and retention and special projects. Marcou received her bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies from the University of South Carolina and also a bachelor’s from Furman University. She joined the College of Science in July 2018.

David G. Reynolds

Financial Analyst
Email: reynd@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-5194

Headshot of David ReynoldsAs a financial analyst, Reynolds supports several College departments and centers with budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and special projects. He has a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University. Reynolds joined Clemson University in June 2002.

Andrea Sloan Thornal

Financial Analyst
Email: thornal@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-2330

Headshot of Andrea ThornalAs a financial analyst, Thornal supports the Department of Biological Sciences and assists with budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and special projects. She has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia Southern University. Thornal joined Clemson University in June 2017.


Business Operations Team


Barbara Bass

Director of Business Operations
Email: bbass@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-1100

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As director of business operations, Bass serves as one of the college representatives to the campus. She directs procurement, accounts payable, accounts receivable and sponsored projects post-award activities in the college. Her teams work to ensure the financial integrity of College of Science activities. Bass joined Clemson in 1993. She holds a B.S. in accountancy from Clemson University.

Accounts Payable and Receivable

Elizabeth Brown

Accounts Payable and Receivable
Email: emb5@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-7670

Headshot of Sharetta BuffordAs an accounts payable/accounts receivable accountant, Brown provides procurement, accounts payable and accounts receivable accounting support for the Genetics and Biochemistry Department, the Center for Human Genetics and the Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center. She is responsible for employee, student, and visitor reimbursements as well as CU Foundation vendor payments. As buyWays requisitioner she reviews, edits and submits requisitions for system processing. Brown also invoices external customers and processes deposits. She received a B.S. in human services from Southern Wesleyan University. She joined Clemson University and the College of Science in August 2020.

Keshia Kelly

Accounts Payable and Receivable
Email: Keshias@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-7457

Headshot of Keshia Kelly.As an accounts payable/accounts receivable accountant, Kelly provides procurement, accounts payable and accounts receivable accounting support for the Department of Chemistry and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. She is responsible for employee, student and visitor reimbursements as well as Clemson University Foundation vendor payments. As buyWays requisitioner she reviews, edits and submits requisitions for system processing. Kelly also invoices external customers and processes deposits. She received a B.A. in marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. She joined Clemson University, and the College of Science, in August 2022.

Tonya McManus

Accounts Payable and Receivable
Email: tmcmanu@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-1634

Headshot of Tonya Mcmanus.As an accounts payable/accounts receivable accountant, McManus provides procurement, accounts payable, and accounts receivable accounting support for the Department of Biological Sciences and the Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility. She is responsible for employee, student and visitor reimbursements as well as Clemson University Foundation vendor payments. As buyWays requisitioner she reviews, edits and submits requisitions for system processing. McManus also invoices external customers and processes deposits. She received a B.S. in environmental health science from Benedict College. She joined Clemson University in 2007 and the College of Science in June 2022.

Laura Walker

Accounts Payable and Receivable
Email: lwalke6@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-3417

Headshot of Laura Walker.As an accounts payable/accounts receivable accountant, Walker provides procurement, accounts payable and accounts receivable accounting support for the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Dean’s Office and the Science Outreach Center. She is responsible for employee, student and visitor reimbursements as well as Clemson University Foundation vendor payments. As buyWays requisitioner she reviews, edits and submits requisitions for system processing. Walker also invoices external customers and processes deposits. She received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of South Carolina Upstate and an MBA from the University of South Carolina Aiken. She joined Clemson University and the College of Science in May 2022.

Post-Award

Michelle Duncan

Post-Award Manager
Email: schlock@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-3603

Headshot of Michelle Duncan.As the post-award manager, Duncan is responsible for sponsored research grants and contracts. She has worked in the college post-award area at Clemson University since 1999, providing administrative and financial guidance to faculty in their research projects. Duncan earned a management and MBA degree, both from Clemson, in 1990 and 1991.

Stephanie Duncan

Post-Award Accountant
Email: sduncan@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-7457

Headshot of Sharetta BuffordAs a post-award accountant, Duncan provides financial and administrative guidance relating to sponsored research projects. She has served in post-award research administration at Clemson University since 2001.

Michelle LiBrizzi

Post-Award Accountant
Email: mlibriz@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-8604

Headhot of Michelle Librizzi.As a post-award accountant, LiBrizzi provides financial and administrative guidance relating to sponsored research projects. She has worked in the college post-award area at Clemson University since April 2022. She has a B.S. in accounting from Kean University.

Melissa McLane

Post-Award Accountant
Email: mmclane@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-9949

Headshot of Melissa McLane.As a post-award accountant, McLane provides financial and administrative guidance relating to sponsored research projects. McLane earned a B.S. in business administration from Southern Wesleyan University and has a background in local government and K-12 school administration grant management. She joined the Clemson University College of Science post-award research administration office in March 2022.