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New director of Grants and Sponsored Programs announced

January 22, 2002

Dr. Timothy J. Sweet-Holp joins Austin Peay State University as director of grants and sponsored programs, bringing impressive credentials and a research-based approach to his position.

"There are high expectations for this office," said Sweet-Holp, who replaced Linda Freed. "I'm confident the grants team will meet them in assisting on-campus researchers involved in large-scale, government-sponsored projects and contract work for local organizations."

Sweet-Holp will manage the Presidential Research Scholars Program, the Institutional Review Board and a number of community service projects.

He comes to APSU from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, where he was the director of the Institute of Government's survey research group from August 2000 to October 2001. He also served as director of field operations for the Survey Research Center at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 1999-2000.

Sweet-Holp earned his doctorate in political science from the University of Cincinnati in 2001. His master's degree in public administration and bachelor's degree in economics are from the University of Dayton.

Between 1997 and 1999, Sweet-Holp worked as a research associate for the Center for Urban and Public Affairs at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

From January 1992-July 1999, he was an adjunct faculty member at Wright State and Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, teaching political ideology, research methods and ethics for public administration.

He also worked as a graduate teaching assistant in research methods and statistics and a dean's research associate at the University of Cincinnati.

In addition to an extensive background in project budgeting, preparing financial reports and cost accounting procedures, Sweet-Holp has a roster of professional presentations. These include "How to Conduct an Effective Evaluation," given at the annual meeting of the National Association for Family-Based Services in Baltimore.

He co-wrote the chapter "Understanding State Legislative Ethics Reform: The Importance of Political and Institutional Culture" for the "Public Integrity Annual" series and is the author of numerous conference papers.

Sweet-Holp is an active member of the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers, American Political Science Association and National Association for Family-Based Services.