The Office of Research Services (ORS) focuses on faculty development, supporting CU Denver’s research and development efforts.
Part of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, ORS collaborates with professors and students to help them apply for internal and external funding.
Carie Caroll is an experienced coordinator at CU Denver, with over 15 years of dedicated service to the university. In her role, Carie is responsible for managing the schedules of the associate and assistant vice chancellors, as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office. Carie ensures that everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Born and raised in Denver, Carie has a deep connection to the city and its community. She takes great pride in her work at CU Denver and is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of students, faculty, and staff. When she is not busy at the office, Carie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring all that Denver has to offer. Whether it's hiking in the nearby mountains, visiting local museums and galleries, or simply enjoying a delicious meal at one of the city's many restaurants, Carie always finds ways to stay engaged and connected to the world around her.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Chief Research Office
Phillip De Leon serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Chief Research Officer. In this role he leads the CU Denver efforts in elevating our research activities across a diverse array of programs, ideas, and people. This includes developing and implementing CU Denver's research strategy and associated research plan. He is also a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering within the College of Engineering, Design and Computing (CEDC).
Phillip joined CU Denver from New Mexico State University where he was a Professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and held the Nakayama Professorship in Engineering for Teaching Excellence and the Paul W. and Valerie Klipsch Distinguished Professorship. In addition, he served as Associate Dean of Research in the College of Engineering and Associate Vice President for Research and Chief Science Officer.
He earned the B.S. Electrical Engineering and the B.A. Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and in his free time, enjoys running, hiking, skiing, reading, and traveling.
Assistant Director of Research Development
Jordan Farrar is the Assistant Director of Research Development in the Office of Research Services at the University of Colorado Denver. In her role Jordan works across the entire CU Denver research enterprise to build capacity and enable impactful faculty scholarship. As a translational social scientist with over 15 years’ experience investigating intercultural relations, Jordan is especially focused on supporting team science approaches that allow CU Denver faculty to showcase their creativity while addressing society’s most pressing challenges. Originally from Virginia, Jordan moved to Colorado to pursue doctoral training at the University of Denver where she studied community-based healing and social support for war-affected youth. After leading research labs at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Boston College School of Social Work, she and her partner relocated back to Colorado. Jordan enjoys traveling, hiking, concerts at Red Rocks, and finding ways to integrate principles of banchan into all of her cooking.
Assistant Vice Chancellor For Research and Creative Activities, Professor
Michael K. Jenson is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities at the University of Colorado Denver, where he is also an Associate Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Operations in the College of Architecture and Planning. Growing up in Texas, Michael was always fascinated by the built environment and its impact on the people who inhabit it.
This fascination led him to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas, Arlington, where he honed his skills as a designer and researcher. After completing his undergraduate degree, Michael moved to New York City to study at Columbia University, where he earned a Masters in Architecture. It was during this time that he began to explore the intersections between architecture and philosophy, and to develop his own unique approach to design.
He went on to pursue a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, where he continued to push the boundaries of interdisciplinary inquiry. His teaching and research are informed by his deep commitment to interdisciplinary dialogues that challenge traditional boundaries and push the limits of what is possible. Through his work, Michael is helping to shape the future of design practice and to create a more just and sustainable world for all.
Haley is a skilled and motivated student assistant at CU Denver, responsible for managing web-related requests and ensuring the timely completion of tasks. With over four years of IT experience working in various companies, she has developed a deep understanding of web development tools and technologies, and has honed her skills in managing web-related requests. Haley is proficient in various web development tools and technologies, constantly looking for ways to enhance the user experience and streamline content creation.
Currently pursuing a graduate degree in Information Systems at CU Denver, Haley is committed to staying at the forefront of her field. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she moved to the US in 2017 to pursue her academic and professional goals. She got her bachelor’s degree in Computer Information System at Metropolitan State University of Denver. In her free time, Haley expresses her creativity through crafting and candle-making, and enjoys exploring Colorado's natural beauty and outdoor activities. She is always seeking ways to expand her skill set and improve her work.
Senior Research Development Analyst
Stefan Reiss, a technical project and business analytics professional, brings over 15 years of experience within higher education sponsored research. As a senior research development analyst, he supports the strategic growth of our world-class research and creative works by helping teams secure extramural funding for high-impact projects.
Stefan earned his BA from University of Colorado Boulder, his MA from Stanford University, and has enjoyed extended educational experiences in both Bolivia and Spain. He is actively certified through the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).
Born and raised in Boulder, Stefan is often out searching for that “flow state” on his mountain bike.