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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]

Master Data Request 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
Matt Beissel Part-Time Accountant All [email protected]  
Kelsey Bennett Assistant Manager G [email protected] 865-0651
Christine Blatt Accountant G [email protected] 865-2682
Crystal Kachik Assistant Manager I [email protected] 863-0272
Sara Kelley Accountant I [email protected] 865-2685
Richard Killian Director All [email protected] 867-0071
Heather Lutz Accountant I [email protected]  
Amy McKee Accountant G [email protected] 865-7525
Fonda Nevel Accountant G [email protected] 865-2675
Lori Peachey Accountant I [email protected] 865-2683
Mike Rohrbeck Accountant G [email protected] 865-9936
Valerie Snyder Accountant G [email protected] 865-0646
Kasey Staronka Accountant G [email protected] 863-8804
Chelsi Tedeschi Accountant I [email protected] 863-8660
Thomas Witmer Accounting Assistant G [email protected] 865-2676
Vacant Accountant I   863-2233
Vacant Accountant I   865-2680
Vacant Accountant G   865-0644
Vacant Accountant I   865-1747

 

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

Kelsey Bennett, Assistant Manager, GOV1, ID# 00036878
[email protected], 865-0651

  • NIH/PHS – billing & reporting, Letter of Credit/Electronic Drawdowns
  • NSF
  • DHHS/USFDA
  • EDA
  • Tobacco Settlement Funds
Valerie Snyder, Accountant 3, GOV3, ID# 00036870
  • DOE
  • DOS
  • FAA
  • NASA
  • OE
  • PASEAGRANT
  • USDC
  • USDT

Mike Rohrbeck, Accountant 3, GOV2, ID# 00036868
[email protected], 865-9936

  • Navy Contracts
  • BFTC- Ben Franklin
  • USGOVT
  • Ag Appropriations

Amy McKee, Accountant 3, ID# 01044823
[email protected], 865-7525

  • DIA
  • NGA
  • PDCNR (master agreement only)
  • PWMRB
  • USGS IPA

Christine Blatt, Accountant 2, GOV4, ID# 01023611
[email protected], 865-2682

  • AF
  • AID
  • APPALACHRE
  • ARMY-DA
  • CIA
  • DARPA
  • Dept of Defense
  • EPA- Environmental Protection
  • FEDRRADM
  • GSA
  • IMLS
  • MISCFEDGOV
  • NEH
  • NRC
  • NSA
  • PEACECORP
  • SEC
  • USDHS
  • USDI
  • USDJ
  • USDL
  • USMC
  • VETAFF

Kasey Staronka, Accountant 2, GOV5, ID# 00036816
[email protected], 863-8804

  • Navy Grants
  • Navy IPA's
  • USDA

Fonda Nevel, Accountant 1, GOV6, ID# 00036812
[email protected], 865-2675

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

 

INDUSTRIAL TEAM

Crystal Kachik, Assistant Manager, IND1, ID# 00036881
[email protected], 863-0272

  • Industrial: S – T, V
Lori Peachey, Accountant 3, IND2, ID# 00036843
  • Industrial: H- L, N
  • Siemens
  • Space Telescope
Chelsi Tedeshi, Accountant 3, ID# 01044824
  • Industrial: O
Sara Kelley, Accountant 2, IND4, ID# 00036815
  • Industrial: A - F
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Chemical
Vacant, Accountant 2, ID# 01056002
865-1747
  • Industrial: G, M, P, Q, R
  • American Heart
Heather Lutz, Accountant 1, IND3, ID# 00036810
  • Industrial: U, W - Z