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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: [email protected]

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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 [email protected] 865-7525
Valerie Barnes Financial Assistant S [email protected] 863-8660
Matt Beissel Manager All [email protected] 865-0643
Kelsey Bennett Accountant G [email protected] 865-0651
Cim Besecker Asst Manager/ Supervisor S [email protected]  865-1747
Jamie Clinton Accountant I [email protected] 865-2685
Camille Hazenstab Accountant G [email protected]  865-2680
Sara Kelley Financial Assistant S [email protected] 865-0644
Crystal Kachik Supervisor I [email protected] 863-0272
Richard Killian Director All [email protected] 867-0071
Angi Lansberry Supervisor G [email protected] 865-2676
Jen McElhinney Accountant G [email protected] 865-9936
Lori Peachey Accountant I [email protected] 865-2683
Cissy Reese Financial Assistant S [email protected] 863-2233
Mike Rohrbeck Accountant G [email protected] 865-2675
Valerie Snyder Accountant I [email protected] 865-0646
Lauren Waite Accountant G [email protected] 863-8804
Melissa Wilson Accountant All [email protected] 865-2682
Kimberly Croft Sr. Director All [email protected] 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

Angi Lansberry, Accountant 4, Supervisor, ID# GOV1
[email protected], 865-2676

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

Kelsey Bennett, Accountant 3, ID# GOV3
 [email protected], 865-0651

  • NASA
  • DOE
  • UNCONGASCO
  • AID
  • DOS
  • EPA - Enviromental Protection
  • NIST
  • OE
  • SEC
  • USDC
  • USDHS
  • USDL

Camille Hazenstab- Accountant 3, ID# GOV2
[email protected], 865-2680

  • NSAS
  • NRC
  • NATA
  • USDA
  • USDI/USGS
  • USMC
  • USDT
  • USDTT
  • FAA
  • Navy - IPA

Jen McElhinneyAccountant 2,  ID# GOV4
[email protected], 865-9936

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

Lauren Waite- Accountant 2, ID# GOV5
[email protected], 863-8804

  • Navy – Contracts
  • Navy - Grants

Mike RohrbeckAccountant 1, ID# GOV6
[email protected], 865-2675

  • PDE - Education
  • PDH - Health
  • PAHS - Human Services
  • PCCD - Crime & Delinquency
  • PDA - Agriculture
  • PDEP - Environmental Protection
  • PDCNR - Conservation
  • PLCB - Liquor Control Board
  • PDT - Transportation
  • PGC - Game Commission
  • PCRP - Center for Rural PA
  • PFBC - Fish & Boat Commission
  • All other misc. Commonwealth agencies

Melissa WilsonAccountant 2, ID# ADM4
[email protected], 865-2682

  • BFTC- Ben Franklin
  • Tobacco Settlement Funds
  • USGOVT

INDUSTRIAL TEAM

Crystal Kachik, Accountant 4, Supervisor, ID# IND1
[email protected], 863-0272

Industrial: S – T, V

Lori Peachey, Accountant 3, ID# IND2
  • Industrial: H- N
  • American Heart
  • Siemens
  • Space Telescope
Valerie Snyder, Accountant 2, ID# IND4
 
           Industrial: A - G
 
Jamie Clinton, Accountant 1, ID# IND3
  • Industrial: R, U, W - Z
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Chemical
Melissa Wilson, Accountant 2, ID# IND5
  • Industrial: O, P, Q