Meet The Team

Meet The Team


The coordinators are divided by college and discipline but often work collaboratively to ensure proposals are submitted accurately and competitively. Please see below to contact your research coordinator.

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About Me!

Kathy Adair EdD has been a professional educator since 1999. Prior to coming to ORSP, Kathy served as director of curriculum, instruction, and accountability at Columbus ISD, as director of curriculum and instruction for Humble ISD, and as the state-wide K-12 science coordinator for the TEKS Resource System at Region 13 Education Service Center in Austin, Texas. Kathy also taught pre-service teachers as an adjunct for SHSU in the College of Education. She has served in a number of teaching and leadership positions, including leading curriculum writing projects, conducting professional development for teachers and administrators, teaching in public schools, and working with teachers through the instructional coaching model. Kathy’s professional and research interests include STEM and education pedagogy, addressing the needs of at-risk and second language learners, Response to Intervention (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support), inquiry-based instruction, and working with educators at all levels.

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  • Clayton Cottle
  • Coordinator of Research & Proposal Development

  • Science & Engineering Technology
    Social Sciences
    Business Administration

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Clayton Cottle holds both a BS and MS in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University. He will begin pursuing an MBA in August 2019. Prior to joining the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Clayton worked in prospect research for Illinois State University.

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Jessica Ray Herzogenrath, PhD, holds a doctorate in History from Texas A&M University, as well as an MA in American Dance Studies from Florida State University, and a BA in History from Northwestern University. Prior to graduate school she spent several years performing, choreographing, and teaching dance in and around Houston, Texas. Before joining the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Jessica proudly taught in both the dance and history departments here at Sam Houston State University.This year, she holds the 2018-2019 John S. Aubrey Fellowship from the Newberry Library (Chicago) for her proposed project: The Doyenne of Chicago Dance: Ann Barzel as Champion, Collector, and Critic.Jessica also continues work on her book manuscript on dance in early-twentieth-century Chicago, writes for Dance Source Houston, and has begun the National Arts Strategies Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy through the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, see her website:jessicarayherzogenrath.org.