SPIR Staff

Tania Johnson, Interim Director

Tania Johnson Office: 101 South Chester Road, 3rd floor
Phone: (610) 690-5713
E-mail: tjohnso2@swarthmore.edu

Tania Johnson provides pre-award support for faculty and for some institutional projects. A Certified Research Administrator, Tania also oversees the work of SPIR's grants manager and advises the College on sponsored research issues. She is currently serving as project director for Swarthmore's five-year NIH Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Award. 

Joe Watson, Grants Manager

Joe Watson picture Office: 101 South Chester Road, 3rd floor
Phone: (610) 328-8322
E-mail: jwatson1@swarthmore.edu

Joe Watson manages the grants process, focusing on post-award issues. He also provides pre-award support to the Interim Director, including tracking proposal status and assisting in finding and notifying faculty of funding opportunities.

Debbie Thompson, Data Coordinator

Deborah Thompson, Administrative Assistant CFGR Office: 101 South Chester Road, 3rd floor
Phone: (610) 957-6337
E-mail: dthomps1@swarthmore.edu

Debbie Thompson manages and provides access to data that informs grant proposals and reports. She maintains the SPIR website and updates departmental workflow and procedures in collaboration with SPIR staff. Debbie also provides general administrative support.