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ORGS Leadership Team

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Research Integrity & Operations

Assistant Vice President of Research Integrity & Operations, Shannon Lunt serves as the chief research compliance officer for SMU, including oversight for all human and animal research, as well as biosafety, Export Control compliance, and financial conflict of interest, and provides leadership for the Research side of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS). ORGS is SMU’s central office for the submission and receipt of all research grant proposals and awards, and is the first point of contact for research faculty and staff involved in research contract negotiations and technology management-related activities. Shannon's background is in biomedical research, where she spent 15 years at the laboratory bench at the University of Michigan Medical School and Texas A&M University, then moved into compliance work at Baylor’s Institute for Immunology Research.  Starting as a technician in an animal science laboratory, Shannon understands the complexities associated with all sides of a research project, and has used this understanding to help establish a foundation for increasing SMU’s research involvement. 

Graduate Studies

Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, Reva Pollack is responsible for oversight of Doctoral and Master’s degree candidates in collaboration with academic graduate advisors and departments in Dedman College. She oversees graduate student recruitment and matriculation; coordinates graduate student life events; administrates the University Ph.D. Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowship programs; monitors graduate student progress; provides administrative approval of dissertations; and awards Graduate Student Travel Grants. Reva is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Duke Law School. Prior to joining SMU, Reva served as the Director of Student Life and Academic Counseling at Yale Law School, overseeing student life, health and wellness, and academic counseling and programming for J.D. students. Previously, Reva practiced financial regulatory law with the Washington, D.C. offices of Latham & Watkins and Sidley Austin.