If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please contact the Office of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives at   ​

  • Evelina Sterling

    Dr. Heather Abbott-Lyon

    • Interim Director of Research Development & Strategic Initiatives
    • Associate Professor of Chemistry

    Email:     Phone: (470) 578-6140

    • Dr. Abbott-Lyon became Interim Director of Research Development & Strategic Initiatives in 2022, and has been at Kennesaw State University since 2011.

    • Ms. Veronica Kulon

      • Grants Writer


      • Veronica Kulon joined the Office of Research as the grants writer in 2022. In this position, she has been tasked with bringing in external funding to support institutional level research activities and academic programs that will enhance KSU’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.  

        Ms. Kulon brings to KSU over 15 years experience in the public and nonprofit sectors as an educator and grant writing professional. Her expertise includes attaining funding for educational institutions and community agencies from federal and state governmental agencies, including the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of Education (DOE), Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), and National Institutes of Health (NIH). She holds a BA degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Florida Atlantic University.