Bau, JJ Square

Jinn Jonp (JJ) Bau, Ph.D.

Scientific Computing Professional
252C Brooks Hall  |  706-542-6094

JJ is a Senior Research Scientist and primary statistician for OIBR.  He has shared responsibility for providing an interdisciplinary forum for identifying and pursuing analytical problems and research opportunities for which structural equation modeling may be appropriate. He consults, collaborates, and performs statistical analyses for our OIBR Fellows and Affiliates regularly. In addition, his on-going duties at OIBR include maintaining data sets, planning, designing, and analyzing federally funded data sets. He also applies statistical theory and method to the data sets as well as reviews on-going and new research projects in terms of their statistical validity, computation feasibility, and interpretability.

JJ graduated in 1985 with a M.S. degree in Statistics from National Chengchi University, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from UGA in 1992.  He has been with OIBR since 1991.

Carey, Jenny Claire

Jenny Claire Carey

Senior Accountant
252F Brooks Hall   |   706-542-6027

As the Senior Accountant for OIBR, Jenny Claire’s primary responsibilities include assisting OIBR’s Business Managers with administrative aspects of awards including, but not limited to: processing reimbursements & vendor payments, petty cash custodian for research incentives, payroll coordinator, purchasing, and processing of personnels.

She graduated from Emmanuel College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Jenny Claire joined OIBR in April 2018, and she has been with UGA since September 2015.

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Kimberly Silvis Cherewick

Assistant Director
255D Brooks Hall   |   706-542-6078

Kim Cherewick’s career at the University of Georgia has been research oriented since she graduated with a B.A. in December 2001. Her first job as a Research Technician with the Center for Research on Behavioral Health and Human Services Delivery within the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research launched what has now been over a decade-long career in research administration at the University of Georgia.

As the current Assistant Director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, and a Decentralized Limited Signatory Authority for the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Kim is responsible for working closely with the Director and Associate Director to oversee all operations of the Institute: Research, Personnel, Financial, Strategic Planning, and Faculty Development Programs.

In addition, Kim acts as Research Administration Manager, supervising both pre- and post-award activities while working closely with the OIBR Grants Coordinator and Business Managers and she remains proactively involved throughout the life of the research projects.

Kim takes great pleasure and pride in the opportunity to provide extensive service to University of Georgia faculty, both emerging and eminent scholars, in pursuing their goals of inquiry. She is excited to lead the OIBR team as we implement new ideas to increase trans-disciplinary collaboration and outreach across the University of Georgia and beyond.

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Andrea Horsman

Outreach and Communications Manager
255C Brooks Hall  |  706-542-6074

Andrea is the Outreach and Communications Manager for OIBR. Her primary responsibilities include facilitating communications effort, including the OIBR website, Twitter page, newsletter and OIBR printed/promotional materials to provide up-to-date and accurate information about the organization.

She works with OIBR Directors to enhance the organization’s outreach across campus and develop new, creative bench-marking methods for providing our faculty with interdisciplinary research opportunities and to stimulate collaboration.

Andrea also plans and coordinates events and meetings for the institute and provides support to the management team. She has been with OIBR since October 2016 and has worked within the university system since 2010.

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Paula McIntyre

Business Manager III
252G Brooks Hall   |   706-542-2841

Paula serves as Business Manager for OIBR. She is the primary post-award service departmental contact for an assigned group of sponsored projects. She is responsible for assisting Principal Investigators with all administrative aspects of an award to include: coordinating the hiring and payroll processes; serving as petty cash custodian for research incentives; processing reimbursements; purchasing; monitoring budgets; reconciling expenses; processing sub-contract invoices and consulting agreements; assisting with submitting progress reports and no-cost extensions; and helping ensure all account financial activities are in compliance with UGA and external funding agencies’ requirements. In addition, she provides budgeting and accounting support for OIBR’s departmental state accounts.

Paula received a B.B.A in Finance from North Georgia College and State University. She has been a part of OIBR since January 2014 and has worked with UGA since May 2009.


Cabe Mottley

Business Manager II
252B Brooks Hall   |   706-542-6100

Cabe is a Business Manager at OIBR. His primary responsibilities are maintaining ten grant accounts and one Endowment account; purchasing; travel reimbursement and payment processing; as well as personnel and payroll processing.

Cabe received a BA in History from the University of Georgia in 2005. He started his career at UGA in 2000 and has been a member of our team since 2014.

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Joanna Wilford

Grants Coordinator III
255B Brooks Hall   |   706-542-2983

As the Grants Coordinator for the institute, Joanna’s duties are primarily oriented to pre-award support including finding funding, coordinating grant proposals, drafting non-scientific components, and ensuring adherence to organizational and sponsor-related administrative guidelines. She also assists with Just In Time requests, award budget revisions, project progress reports, and no-cost extensions and other administrative responsibilities.

Joanna graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015 with an M.S. in Geology and has previous experience as a building materials scientist. She joined OIBR in May 2018, and has been with UGA since 2016.