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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
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
  Accountant G   865-7525
Jamie Clinton Financial Assistant S juc640@psu.edu 865-0644
Diane Crebs Accountant G dmc33@psu.edu  865-2680
Michael Forsberg Manager all mjf68@psu.edu  865-0651
Justin Harris Accountant G jlh893@psu.edu 865-2675
Camille Hazenstab Accountant I cmf158@psu.edu  865-0646
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 863-8804
Cissy Reese Financial Assistant S cjr19@psu.edu 863-2233
Kelsey Witherite Accountant I kxw32@psu.edu 865-2685

 

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(link sends e-mail), 865-0643

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

Angi Lansbery, Accountant 3, ID# GOV3
alg188@psu.edu(link sends e-mail), 865-7525

  • NASA
  • 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(link sends e-mail), 865-9936

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

Diane Crebs – Accountant 3, ID# GOV2
dmc33@psu.edu(link sends e-mail), 865-2680

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

Accountant 2, ID# GOV5
865-7525

  • Navy – Contracts
  • Navy - Grants
  • Navy - IPA
  • NSF & LOC
  • BFTC - BEN FRANKLIN
  • TSF - Tobacco Settlement Formula Funds

Justin HarrisAccountant 1, ID# GOV6
jlh893@psu.edu(link sends e-mail), 865-2675

  • 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(link sends e-mail), 865-7525

Industrials: S – T, V

Lori Peachey, Accountant 3, ID# IND2
  • Industrials: H- O
  • American Heart
Camille Hazenstab, Accountant 2, ID# IND4
 
           Industrial: A - G
 
Kelsey Witherite, Accountant 2, ID# IND3
  • Industrials: P-R, U, W - Z
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Chemical