Contacts

Meet the Grainger Engineering Corporate Relations Team

Grainger Engineering’s Corporate Relations Team builds connections with prospective partners, helping to meet goals and ensure a bright future for Grainger students. We are dedicated to building strategic partnerships that support all stakeholders. If you have questions or would like to learn more about becoming a corporate partner at Grainger, contact one of our team members today.

Kent Studer
Senior Director of Corporate Relations 
(217) 300-4671
kstuder@illinois.edu

Melissa Belcher

Melissa Belcher
Associate Director of Corporate Relations
217-244-5956
stierwlt@illinois.edu

Leadership

Name / Title Phone Email
Harley Johnson
Associate Dean for Research
217.265.5468 htj@illinois.edu
Christy Stiner
Office Administrator
217.300.6745 christyg@illinois.edu

 

Research and Faculty Development

Name / Title Phone Email
Laurel Passantino
Assistant Dean for Research
217.300.7209 laurel@illinois.edu
Don Takehara
Director for Research
217.300.1826 dtakehar@illinois.edu
Kara Haley
Assistant Director for Research Development
217.244.3775 haleykl@illinois.edu
Heidi Leerkamp
Assistant Director for Research Development
217.333.7774 leerkamp@illinois.edu

 

Corporate Relations

Name / Title Phone Email
Kent Studer
Senior Director of Corporate Relations
217.300.4671 kstuder@illinois.edu
Melissa Belcher
Associate Director of Corporate Relations
217.244.5956 stierwlt@illinois.edu/a>

 

Interdisciplinary Research and Analytics

Name / Title Phone Email
Irfan Ahmad
Executive Director of Interdisciplinary Initiatives
217.333.2015 isahmad@illinois.edu
George Chacko
Executive Director of Research Data Analytics
  chackoge@illinois.edu

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