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Research Accounting

The Research Accounting Office at The Pennsylvania State University strives to serve the needs of both the research departments and the sponsoring agencies. Our primary role is to invoice sponsored projects in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner. Please feel free to contact us if there is some way we can assist you!!

Contact

Interoffice Mail: 
Research Accounting, 401 Rider Building

U.S. Mail: 
Office of Research Accounting
The Pennsylvania State University
227 W Beaver Ave Ste 401
State College, PA 16801

Phone: (814) 865-7525
Fax: (814) 865-3910

Email: Res-Acct@psu.edu

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Resources

Various resources are listed on this page for your information and convenience.

PSU Post-award Website

Post-award resources

Research Accounting Staff

The Research Accounting organizational chart (pdf).

The abbreviations in the "Area" column below are defined as:

G=Governmental, I=Industrial, S=Administrative Support

The table below lists staff members, their title, area of expertise, and email address.
Name Title Area Email Phone
RESEARCH ACCOUNTING GENERAL INFORMATION all Res-Acct@psu.edu 865-7525
  Manager all   865-7525
Valerie Barnes Financial Assistant S vlb29@psu.edu 863-8660
Matt Beissel Supervisor G mcb248@psu.edu 865-0643
Cim Besecker Supervisor S can2@psu.edu  865-1747
Jamie Clinton Financial Assistant S juc640@psu.edu 865-0644
Justin Harris Accountant G jlh893@psu.edu 865-2675
Camille Hazenstab Accountant G cmf158@psu.edu  865-2680
Crystal Kachik Accountant I cls180@psu.edu  863-0272
Richard Killian Director All richardkillian@psu.edu  865-7525
Angi Lansberry Accountant G alg188@psu.edu 865-2676
Jen McElhinney Accountant G jum805@psu.edu 865-9936
Lori Peachey Accountant I lap5181@psu.edu 865-2683
Cissy Reese Financial Assistant S cjr19@psu.edu 863-2233
Valerie Snyder Accountant I ves49@psu.edu 865-0646
Lauren Waite Accountant G law246@psu.edu 863-8804
Melissa Wilson Accountant All maw68@psu.edu 865-7525
Kelsey Witherite Accountant I kxw32@psu.edu 865-2685
Kimberly Croft Sr. Director All ksw13@psu.edu 865-1962

 

Area of Responsibility

Below is a listing of the accounting staff and their current area of responsibility. If you do not see the agency/sponsor you are looking for, please contact the appropriate supervisor for assistance.

GOVERNMENTAL TEAM

Matt Beissel, Accountant 4, Supervisor, ID# GOV1
mcb248@psu.edu, 865-0643

  • NIH/PHS – billing & reporting, Letter of Credit/Electronic Drawdowns
  • NSF
  • USGOVT
  • MISCFEDR

Angi Lansbery, Accountant 3, ID# GOV3
alg188@psu.edu, 865-7525

  • NASA
  • DOE
  • PAHS
  • PASE
  • PCCD - Crime & Delinquency
  • PCRP - Cemter for Rural PA
  • PDE - Education
  • PDH - Health
  • POADM - Administration
  • UNCONGASCO
  • AID
  • DOS
  • EPA - Enviromental Protection
  • NIST
  • OE
  • USDC
  • USDHS
  • USDL

Jen McElhinneyAccountant 2,  ID# GOV4
jum805@psu.edu, 865-9936

  • AF
  • AID
  • CIA
  • ARMY
  • DARPA
  • DOD
  • USDJ
  • DHHS
  • DIA
  • FEDRRADM
  • GSA
  • IMLS
  • NEH
  • NSA
  • USDTT
  • USITC
  • VETAFF

Camille Hazenstab- Accountant 3, ID# GOV2
cmf158@psu.edu, 865-2680

  • NSAS
  • NRC
  • USDA
  • USDI/USGS
  • USMC
  • USDT
  • USDTT
  • FAA

Lauren Waite- Accountant 2, ID# GOV5
law246@psu.edu, 863-8804

  • Navy – Contracts
  • Navy - Grants
  • Navy - IPA

Justin HarrisAccountant 1, ID# GOV6
jlh893@psu.edu, 865-2675

  • BFTC - BEN FRANKLIN
  • TSF - Tobacco Settlement Formula Funds
  • NATA
  • PDCED
  • PDA - Agriculture
  • PDCONSERVE
  • PDER/PDEP - Environment Protection
  • PDT – PennDOT
  • PLCB - Liquor Control Board
  • PCA - Council of Arts
  • PDDAP -Drug & Alcohol
  • PDGS - General Services
  • PDLI - Labor & Industry
  • PFBC - Fish & Boat Commission
  • PGC - PA Game Commission
  • PDOC - Corrections
  • PHMC - Historical Museum
  • PPUC - Public Utilities
  • PSP - State Police
  • PSSHE - Systems of Higher Ed
  • PTC - Turnpike Commission
  • PSC - Sentencing

INDUSTRIAL TEAM

Crystal Kachik, Accountant 4, Supervisor, ID# IND1
cls180@psu.edu, 865-7525

Industrial: S – T, V

Lori Peachey, Accountant 3, ID# IND2
lap5181@psu.edu, 865-2683
  • Industrial: H- O
  • American Heart
Kelsey Witherite, Accountant 2, ID# IND3
kxw32@psu.edu, 865-2685
  • Industrial: P-R, U, W - Z
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Chemical
Valerie Snyder, Accountant 2, ID# IND4
ves49@psu.edu, 865-0646
 
           Industrial: A - G