Anthony Carpi, PhD, Vice Provost and Dean of Research, International Partnerships and Student Professional Advancement

Associate Provost and Dean of Research Dr. Anthony Carpi

Anthony Carpi is Vice Provost and Dean of Research, International Partnerships, and Student Professional Advancement at John Jay College. He is a scientist, author, and entrepreneur, with extensive experience in grant writing, management, and operation. He has personally raised some $30 million to support research and educational innovations at John Jay, and he oversees a portfolio of over $30 million in annual awards to the college. Under his leadership, John Jay’s commitment to international partners has grown exponentially. He is a nationally recognized in developing innovative programs to support traditionally underserved students in advancing to professional careers. His work supporting STEM students at John Jay has been recognized by the White House, National Academy of Sciences, and National Science Foundation. It has helped the college become a leader in the education of STEM professionals.

Daniel Stageman, PhD, Director of Research Operations

Dr. Dan Stageman

Daniel Stageman is Director of Research, encompassing research operations, research development, and research communications. Daniel joined the Office for the Advancement of Research in 2010 and holds a PhD in criminal justice from the CUNY Graduate Center. His academic work examines political economy and profit in American immigrant detention, and the economics of Federal-local immigration enforcement partnerships. He has written on a wide variety of topics including immigrants and crime, immigrant mental health, civilian oversight of policing and police reform. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in John Jay’s Sociology and Criminal Justice Departments when his schedule permits.

Daniel is responsible for all programming designed to enhance and support faculty scholarship, including internal funding, awards, events, professional development, promotions and social media communications, data collection, data analysis, data reporting and dissemination.

Susy G. (Mendes) Cullen, MBA, MA, Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs

Director of Sponsored Programs Susy Mendes, MBA, MA

Susy G. Mendes Cullen joined John Jay College in 2003. Throughout her tenure at the College, she has served the faculty and staff at all sponsored programs/research administration levels. She was appointed to the title of Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs in 2006, Deputy Director in 2007, Interim Director in 2012, and Director of Sponsored Programs in 2013. Susy works closely with the Dean of Research and OAR's Director of Research Operations and the Director of Grants, Budgets, and Special Projects to promote grantsmanship and support all activities involved in the acquisition and administration of grants.

Susy currently oversees the Pre-Award side of grants and contracts for OAR and works with faculty and staff on discussing prospective research/other projects for funding, exploring and identifying appropriate funding opportunities, and preparing and submitting proposals to external agencies and private sponsors. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in post-award administration, she can also advise Principal Investigators and support the Director of Grants, Budgets, and Special Projects in navigating post-award administration and relations with our fiscal agent, the Research Foundation of CUNY.

Susy earned her BA in Psychology from Iona College; MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College, CUNY; and MBA in Marketing from Baruch College, CUNY.

Please get in touch with Susy for the following services:

Pre-Award Support includes: 

  • Discussing Research and Other Ideas for funding with faculty and staff. 
  • Researching/Identifying Funding Opportunities for full-time faculty and staff.
  • Proposal and Budget Development for grants and contracts.
  • Applying for Grants and Contracts.

Susy contributes to OAR because she enjoys assisting our faculty and staff make their research ideas and projects a reality. She also wants to work with OAR's customer service-oriented team of professional and friendly colleagues to deliver the best service OAR can provide for the College. 

Amrish Sugrim-Singh, Director of Grants, Budgets and Special Projects

Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs Amrish Sugrim-Singh

Amrish joined the Office for the Advancement of Research as Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs in April of 2014 and was appointed to Director of Grants, Budgets and Special Projects in August 2019.  He oversees all aspects of post-award administration for John Jay’s grant portfolio, working closely with faculty and staff on budget development and management, as well as liaising with the Research Foundation of CUNY on post-award matters as they arise.  He also works collaboratively within OAR to prepare reports and analyze assessment metrics to better track productivity.

Before joining John Jay College, Amrish worked in the grants offices of Queensborough Community College and Baruch College, where he gained nearly a decade of experience in proposal development and sponsored programs administration. He earned his degree in Computer Information Systems from Baruch College, CUNY. 

Relevant areas:

  • Account management (account setups, forward funding, and guarantee requests, budget modifications, compliance with sponsor and RF policies & procedures, project reporting)
  • Legal (grants and contracts review, MOUs, ICAs, and subawards, external audits)
  • Procurement (resolve purchasing issues, POs, and small orders, E-Payment system)

Tahir Fazal, Research Operations Assistant

Tahir Fazal  Research Operations Assistant

Tahir manages and processes John Jay college's Research and travel account, manages internal funding (scholarships and awards), and executes contract management in collaboration with the RF CUNY.
Tracking the overall travel budget, departmental spending, and departmental distribution policies
He is a principal investigator, ensuring procurement processes comply with RFCUNY policies.
He attained a master's degree from the University of Exeter, England, with Merit (Global excellence award recipient).

While studying in England, he worked as a market researcher for the Exeter City Council. While studying for his graduate degrees in the UK and the US, He gained skills in writing and researching extensively and effectively. The University of Exeter supported him in diversifying and improving his critical thinking and problem-solving skills. He analyzes data using SPSS and R. Moreover, He started the Python language specialization course in data science and machine learning. 

Additional skills: proofreading and copyediting; academic and business writing; quantitative and qualitative research skills; data and statistical analysis; critical thinking; fluent in English and Urdu/Hindi; beginner-level French.

Website: Tahir Fazal | LinkedIn

Remmy Bahati MS, Research Communications Specialist 

Remmy Bahati MS  Research Communications Specialist

Remmy Bahati joined John Jay College’s Office for the Advancement of Research in 2023. As Research Communications Specialist, Remmy works to enhance and support scholarship at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, making the OAR a mouthpiece highlighting all of the exemplary work coming from John Jay’s research centers, faculty, and staff.

Before coming to John Jay, Remmy worked as a legal news assistant for Law360, monitoring Congress and federal and State courts across the United States. She also worked for the United Nations Secretariat in New York as a global communications fellow in the Department of Management, Strategy and Policy Compliance. 

Remmy also graduated with a Research fellowship to work for the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia and Stanford Universities, where she researched ways Corporate Companies in America can transition to using 100% renewable energy. Richemont America has published her research report. 

Remmy received her Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University in the City of New York and her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Ndejje University. A television producer, video editor, and writer, she has contributed to Pass Blue, Columbia News Service, Daily Monitor, New York Times digital, NBS TV, TRT World, BBC, Huffington Post, and Citizen TV.

Contact Remmy with:

  • New publications/awards/accomplishments you want OAR to know about and/or promote
  • John Jay's Impact Research Magazine 
  • On-campus event approvals (for research-related/scholarly events)
  • Questions about hosting Zoom events, especially webinars.
  • Specific text/graphics related to research events you’d like OAR to promote on social media.
  • Questions about growing your public research profile.

Cherryanne Ward, Grants Administrative Associate

Grants Administrative Associate Cherryanne Ward

Cherryanne Ward joined the Office for the Advancement of Research as the Office’s Grants Assistant in 2007 and currently serves the role of Grants Administrative Associate.  She assists faculty and staff on post-award management of their grant-funded projects, specializing in hiring personnel, approving timesheets, faculty summer salary, and other personnel-related reimbursements. She is knowledgeable about all Research Foundation E-Services systems, such as the electronic Personnel Action Forms, electronic Payment Requests, Time and Leave, Summer Salary, and others. Cherryanne is also tasked with tracking the submissions of proposals submitted to agencies as well as other administrative tasks. Cherryanne earned a B.A. in Sociology from Hunter College and a Master’s in Business Management and Leadership from the School of Professional Studies, CUNY.

You can contact Cherryanne for the following: 

  • Onboarding of employees 
  • RF Timesheets & Leave Accruals
  • Summer Salary & Effort Certification
  • Other personnel-related reimbursements

Kuralay Zharmagambetova, MBA, Grants and Research Budget Analyst

Kuralay Zharmagambetova, MBA  Grants and Research Budget Analyst

Kuralay Zharmagambetova joined the Office for the Advancement of Research in 2021. As Grants and Research Budget Analyst, Kuralay is responsible for providing support in the fiscal administration of the college’s research portfolio and the development, analysis, and monitoring of the OAR operating budget. She coordinates a broad range of accounting and finance tasks and services with the goal of ensuring the college’s research operations are administered with the utmost integrity and transparency.

Before devoting her work full time to John Jay, Kuralay had an accounting experience in private industry. Her focus was on financial strategies that support the business including budgeting, tax planning, and forecasting. Kuralay holds a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Houston – Victoria.

Relevant areas:

  • External & internal audit support
  • Post award administration (account set-up, forward funding & guarantee, budgets)
  • Procurement (E-Payment system & P-Card reconciliation)
  • Annual scholarly productivity reporting
  • Departmental travel program

Eliana Forer, JD, MS, Director, Research Compliance and Integrity

liana Forer, JD, MS  Director, Research Compliance and Integrity

Eliana Forero joined the Office for the Advancement of Research as Director of Research Compliance and Integrity in 2023. Eliana oversees research compliance activities and provides training and guidance on topics related to the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Research Agreements, Conflict of Interest, Export Control and other areas.  She serves as John Jay’s Research Integrity Officer (RIO), HRPP Coordinator, and Research Agreements Point Person.  Eliana provides crucial support to John Jay faculty, staff and student researchers as they navigate the compliance landscape and conduct research with integrity. 

Eliana holds a JD from CUNY School of Law with a focus on Intellectual Property Law; MS in Research Bioethics from Union Graduate College / Mount Sinai School of Medicine; and BA from Sarah Lawrence College.  Eliana has over a decade of research ethics and compliance experience and extensive experience conducting research in DNA damage and stem cell biology.

Eliana is the main contact at John Jay for questions, consultations and training related to research regulations, CUNY and John Jay research policies and procedures, and best practices, including:

  • Human subjects research determinations
  • IRB processes and procedures
  • Responsible conduct of research
  • Research misconduct allegations
  • Research agreements not related to funding (data use agreements, IRB Authorization Agreements, MOUs, NDAs, etc.)
  • NIJ Privacy Certificates
  • Outside researcher requests to recruit or conduct research at John Jay
  • Research policies and procedures
  • Training on research ethics, policies and procedures