OSP is overseen by Allen Zweben, PhD, Professor and Senior Associate Dean of Research and Academic Affairs. We are located on the 6th floor and are comprised of the following staff:

Katherine Rochmat, Director
212-851-2348, ksv2104@columbia.edu
Katherine Rochmat has worked at Columbia since the fall of 2000 in various positions in centers, departments and central administration at both CUMC and Morningside. She has experience in all aspects of sponsored projects management as well as in other administrative and financial procedures at the university. She is interested in understanding process and information flow and she enjoys working with faculty.

Amanda Kay Erekson, Associate Director
212-851-2349, ae2415@columbia.edu
Amanda Erekson has been with OSP since spring 2012 and has completed Columbia’s Sponsored Projects Certification Program in research compliance. Prior to joining the School of Social Work, Ms. Erekson worked in operations and administration for several nonprofit organizations.  She has a Masters of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy from Columbia School of Professional Studies where she learned “to plan and lead knowledge and information services, improve collaboration and networks, and create innovative knowledge products.”

Brenton Harper, Grants Manager
212-854-9191, bh2625
Brenton Harper joined OSP in 2016 and has completed Columbia’s Sponsored Projects Certificate Program in research compliance. He previously worked at the Institute of International Education (IIE) where he oversaw a number of scholarship and travel-learning grant programs. Brenton is keen to apply his extensive experience abroad to supporting international sponsored projects.