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Center for Communication, Creativity and Collaboration

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Meet Matthew Winn

My mission is providing exceptional support to faculty and advanced students within the College of Fine Arts & Communication so that they can gain funding to accomplish their research goals. Have a great idea for a research and/or creative project? Come see me! I’ll help you develop your creative idea into a fundable and achievable project with a significant impact.

Here’s a little bit about me: Raised in South Central Texas, I graduated with my MA and BA from Texas State University’s nationally recognized Communication Studies program, with a focus in organizational rhetoric and training & development. I have several years of TXST experience as a team leader, persuasive writer, workshop facilitator, trainer, teacher, and researcher that provide me with a unique set of skills to help faculty and students pursue and obtain significant funding opportunities for their impactful ideas.  My specialties include: audience analysis, idea development, persuasive writing, relationship building and maintenance, effective facilitation and collaboration, and streamlining processes.

Want to get started? Contact me at mwinn@txstate.edu or 512.245.0040. 

 

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Meet Lisa Westerbeck

My focus is helping you succeed in your research and scholarly creative endeavors and provide high-level support for new programs and initiatives. While I have a background in proposal writing, my role is to help you operationalize your project upon award. When it comes time for you to do your project, I will help you navigate Texas State and accomplish your goals.

Here’s a little bit about me: I grew up in a military family and have lived all over the world and have visited 32 countries. I am an alum of Texas State with a B.A. in Anthropology and Geography and have a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona.

My first experience with grant writing and grants administration began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Poland. I’ve since worked at the city, county, and regional government and academia attaining more than $7 Million over the past decade. My specialties include: grant writing, project management, relationship building and budget development. I especially enjoy helping make the process easier so you can focus on your research. 

Questions? Contact me at lisa@txstate.edu or 512.245.6719. 

 

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Meet Dr. Rebekah Fox

Dr. Rebekah Fox is the Chair of the C3 Advisory Board and Assistant Professor who teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in Organizational Rhetoric, Rhetorical Methods and Criticism, Extremist Rhetoric on the Internet, Health Communication, Persuasion and Environmental Communication. She has been awarded the Favorite Professor Award from the Alfred H. Noole Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and the Foundations of Excellence Award from the Texas State Student Foundation.

In her role as Chair of the C3 Advisory Board, Dr. Fox helps to guide the mission of C3 to encourage and expand creative and collaborative research projects by faculty within the College of Fine Arts and Communication and across the University as a whole. Additionally, Dr. Fox facilitates all C3 Advisory Board meetings and serves as  an effective liaison between the C3 Research Coordinators and faculty.

Have questions about the C3 Advisory Board? Contact me at rf24@txstate.edu



C3 Advisory Board


 

 







Contacts outside of the College of Fine Arts and Communication


 

The C3 Research Center works closely with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP).  The two main contacts are Monica Swift for proposal submission and Cathy Guerra for award management. 

 

Monica Swift
Senior Proposal Coordinator
Pre Award Support, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
mswift@txstate.edu  |  512-245-6206

Cathy Guerra
Senior Grant Accountant
Post Award Support, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
c_v10@txstate.edu  | 512.245.7112

 

Learn more about the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: 

Pre Award Support
Post Award Support
Strategic Research Initiatives
Research Integrity and Compliance
Research Records and System Services
Technology Transfer and Contracts

See complete contact list.

 

Find Research Coordinators across Texas State University

University Advancement works hand-in-hand with the entire campus and is dedicated to expanding community and tradition and increasing awareness and philanthropic contributions to Texas State University. Contacts for the College of Fine Arts and Communication are:


Gaby Poler Buzali
Major Gift Officer
g_p69@txstate.edu  |  512.245.8822

Charles Vestal
Associate Director of Foundations
c_v103@txstate.edu  |  512.245.2043