Grant and Contract Accounting

The Grant and Contract Accounting department manages the financial component of the University's externally funded research, public service, and other separately budgeted projects. 

Grant and Contract Accounting ensures compliance with University Policies and Procedures as well as those of the sponsoring organization by:

  • Reviewing and approving all financial transactions on sponsored projects.
  • Approving all new and incremental funding for sponsored projects and setting them up in the University's financial systems.
  • Providing billing, collections, and financial reporting services for all sponsored projects.
  • Serving as liaison to outside auditors examining the University's sponsored projects.
  • Providing advice and support to Financial Officers and Principal Investigators/Project Directors in the financial conduct of their sponsored projects.
  • Conducting the University's Indirect Cost Study at required intervals.

Our office is located in the Perkins Administration Building, Room 205.

The Grant and Contract Accounting staff and their responsibilities/assignments are as follows:

David Ewing Director
214-768-3761  
dcewing@smu.edu 
Winny Migletz
Lyle School of Engineering - Management Info Systems
214-768-2649   
wmigletz@smu.edu
  Lyle School of Engineering - Caruth Institute
   
  Lyle School of Engineering - Deason Institute
   
  Dedman School of Law
   
Louise Brummett  Simmons School of Education
214-768-2020
lbrummett@smu.edu
  Lyle School of Engineering - Except EMIS / Caruth / Deason 
   
  Cox School of Business
   
  Meadows School of the Arts
   
  Provost (areas within)
   
Venus Long
Dedman College
214-768-4634 vrlong@smu.edu
  Perkins School of Theology
 
Jamie Barrett
Billing, Financial & Labor Reporting, Award Set-Up
214-768-3838
barrettjd@smu.edu
Kim Orcutt
Administrative Assistant
214-768-2772
korcutt@smu.edu