Anthony Koppers

Associate Vice President for Research Advancement and Strategy

Anthony Koppers serves as the Associate Vice President for Research Advancement and Strategy at Oregon State University (OSU) and is leading the Office of Research Advancement. In these roles he focuses on research development to make OSU more competitive in securing large and complex proposals, on positioning OSU according to its research strengths by starting new strategic initiatives, and on brokering partnerships that inspire transdisciplinary science solutions to regional and global challenges. His overall ambition is to develop a framework for sustained growth of the OSU Research Enterprise.

Julie Risien

Director of Transdisciplinary Research Impact and Advancement

Julie Risien serves as the Director of Transdisciplinary Research Impact and Advancement leading the Research Impact and Advancement Academy. In this role she focuses on supporting faculty to develop their capacity to lead transdisciplinary research with a focus on solutions-oriented design, excellent partnership practices, and innovated broader impacts.


Leah Gorman

Strategic Research Development Specialist

Leah Gorman serves as a Strategic Research Development Specialist, contributing to the management of research development initiatives and programs that facilitate and train faculty to become more competitive in securing extramural funding.  She also assists faculty in identifying funding opportunities and developing large-scale transdisciplinary proposals and projects of strategic importance to OSU.

Manpreet Kaur

Events and Communications Assistant (Student Worker)

Manpreet Kaur works as an assistant for events and communications, helping to spread the word about funding possibilities via email newsletters, the website of the Research Advancement Office, and social media posts. Additionally, she oversees entering data to update websites, newsletters, etc. She is also skilled in mathematics. She tutors at South Albany High School and she was previously employed by the University Housing and Dining Services.