Business Center

 

The Business Center oversees the day-to-day financial and sponsored research management for the department and is comprised of one business manager, two assistant grants managers and two purchasing support personnel.

Courtney Kohut
Business Manager
Room D210
ckohut@princeton.edu
609.258.5139

Danielle Tartaglia
Assistant Grants Manager
Room D212
dtartagl@princeton.edu
609.258.5909

 

Debbie Brown
Purchasing/Travel Coordinator
Temporary Location: Room D207
dabrown@princeton.edu
609.258.4741

Karina Castillo
Assistant Grants Manager
Room D212
karinac@princeton.edu
609.258.4671

Responsibilities within the Business Center are described below followed by the chart of assignments by faculty group.

Sponsored Research

Under the supervision of the Business Manager and a member of the Business Center, the Assistant Grants Manager’s primary responsibilities are pre- and post-award activities related to MAE home based faculty with research grants both internal and external to the University.  Assistant Grants Managers are responsible for maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of the faculty member’s research portfolio and providing thoughtful and effective guidance to principal investigators on how best to utilize their research resources for both sponsored and discretionary research funds.  The assistant grants manager serves as a resource for faculty, students, researchers and staff on policy and procedural inquiries related to grants management and financial activities of the University.  The assistant grants manager assists the business manager with the implementation of departmental processes and changes to workflow, policy or procedures as required. For more details on submitting proposals, please see the Doing Research and MAE page found here.

Buying & Paying

Orders should be routed to the Purchasing Department - purchasing_mae@princeton.edu. While some individuals have been granted the ability to purchase goods on their department card, it is advised that all orders be routed to the Purchasing Department unless other arrangements have been previously made. If your vendor is in the internal marketplace, you cannot purchase from this vendor on your own personal credit card/T & E or Department Purchasing Card as there are University negoiated prices already established. You can view available and suggested vendors in the PRIME portal.  Reference materials for buying & paying for goods and services can be found in the Information and Training button on the PRIME portal. 

Travel & Expense - CONCUR

Travel and expense reimbursements are submitted through Concur and you must include the PI last name in the Header Report Name, along with a summary of your expenses. NO paper reimbursements will be accepted.  If you hold a University netid you have been automatically granted access to Concur.  Concur can be accessed from the PRIME portal or www.princeton.edu/concur. Reference materials for travel and expense can be found in the Information and Training button on the PRIME portal, and a new one-page guide will be available soon.

You will need to perform the one-time setup to create your profile.  The Getting Started link on the Travel & Expense website will guide you through this process.  Some basic information that you will need to setup your profile is listed below.

  • From the Profile tab, click Expense Approvers and type in your supervisors name, select from the dropdown and click save.  After your supervisor reviews your expense report please route the report to the approver according to the chart below.  
  • When submitting expenses you will need to obtain the full chart string and enter it in the allocation tab for each expense before submitting the report.
  • Each expense item must include a description of the expense in the business purpose field - it should include information such as : LastName/Taxi to ABC Meeting/Jan 2-5, 2018.
  • COMING SOON!! New one-page CONCUR/Travel and Purchasing Guides! Until they are ready, please see the attached for a general outline of procedures.
Group Sponsored Research Buying & Paying

Marketplace Carts

Buying & Paying

Vendor Adds & Orders over $5,000

Travel & Expense Reimbursement
Arnold Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Carter TBD Nari Baughman Nari Baughman Nari Baughman
Choueiri TBD   purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Cohen Kathy Opitz Debbie Brown purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Deike Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Dryer TBD Debbie Brown purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
El-Gabry Kathy Opitz Purchasing_MAE purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Glaser TBD Debbie Brown purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Haataja Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Holmes Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Hultmark Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Ju Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Kasdin Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Kolemen TBD Debbie Brown purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Kosmrlj TBD Debbie Brown purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Law Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Leonard Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Littman Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Majumdar Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Martinelli Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Mikhailova TBD Debbie Brown purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Miles TBD Debbie Brown purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Mueller TBD Debbie Brown purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Rowley Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Smits Kathy Opitz Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Steingart TBD Debbie Brown purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Stone TBD Debbie Brown purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Deanna Spoth
Suckewer TBD Debbie Brown purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Debbie Brown
Undergraduate teaching lab staff n/a Danielle Tartaglia purchasing_mae@princeton.edu Danielle Tartaglia