Megan Derksen

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Megan Derksen
Research Program Officer
(269) 387-8274
(269) 387-8276
260W-E Walwood, Mail Stop 5456
Mailing address: 
Office of the Vice President for Research
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5456 USA
  • B.A., Sociology, Hanover College
  • M.S., Justice Studies, Arizona State University

Prior to joining OVPR as a research program officer, Megan spent two years as a research advancement administrator for Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, where she assisted PIs with pre-award responsibilities including proposal development, complex budget creation, editing and compliance reviews. She also served for five years as a grant writer for A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. Before working in research and sponsored programs, she facilitated social justice workshops to adolescents and completed two service years in AmeriCorps.


College of Arts and Sciences

  • College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office
  • Economics
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Political Science
  • School of Communication
  • School of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Sociology (including Kercher Center)
  • World Languages and Literatures

College of Education and Human Development

  • Human Performance and Health Education
  • Special Education and Literacy Studies
  • Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean’s Office
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

College of Fine Arts

  • Art
  • College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office
  • Dance

If the primary research officer for these departments, Megan Derksen, is not available, contact the secondary research officer, Jamie Baker.