Staff Directory


585 Cobb Ave, MD 0111
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (470) 578-6046
Fax (470) 578-9110
Office of Research: 3424 Kennesaw Hall
Office of Undergraduate Research: 5500 Academic Learning Center
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    • Karin Scarpinato

      Phone: 470-578-3365

      • Kennesaw State University named Dr. Karin Scarpinato as vice president for research effective July 1.

        As vice president for research at Kennesaw State, Dr. Scarpinato serves as the chief research administrator responsible for the direction of all operations of the University’s Office of Research. She leads all research endeavors within the University and serves as the chief operating officer of the Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation (KSURSF).

        Additionally, Dr. Scarpinato provides executive oversight and strategic vision for research, service, and creative activities of the University's faculty, staff, and other research investigators. 

        Dr. Scarpinato previously served as senior associate vice president for research at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Prior to joining FAU, Scarpinato held positions with several universities, including assistant provost for research at the University of Miami; associate dean for faculty and research in the College of Science and Mathematics, associate dean for research and associate professor in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University; and associate professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at Wake Forest University. 

        In addition to her academic roles, she is the co-founder of Research Ingenuity, a start-up company focused on providing hands-on strategies for administrative offices to improve teamwork, collaboration and communication. 

        Scarpinato is a national Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities Council on Research Leadership Fellow, appointed in their 2018-2020 cohort. She is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified and is the founder of a Women in Research networking group of nationwide women associate and vice presidents for research that discusses best practices in their fields.

        She earned a Ph.D. in Biology and Molecular Genetics, a Master of Science in Biology and Genetics, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Botany and Zoology from Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany.

    Research Operations and Communications  

    Undergraduate Research

    Research Compliance

      • Sandra_arntz

        Assistant Director, Research Compliance for Human Subjects

        Phone: (470) 578-2106

      Research Development and Strategic Initiatives

      Sponsored Programs Administration 

      Intellectual Property Development

      Research Centers and Institutes

      Center for Research Computing


      KSU Field Station

      Center for the Advancement of Military and Emergency Services Research (AMES Research)

      Research Center for Sustainable Communities (RCSC)

        • Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Construction Management