Operations Management Team

The UCFER Director will implement the decisions of the Executive Council, and oversee the daily operations of the UCFER through an Operations Management Team (OMT).  The OMT, consisting of Penn State personnel from the EMS Energy Institute, is responsible for insuring there is effective communication among the UCFER’s members and its organizations, and will manage logistics for the UCFER relating to meetings, solicitations, and dissemination of information and research results.  The Director and the OMT are responsible for maintaining the PSU research reporting procedures, using research sponsor guidelines where applicable.

The current OMT is:

  • Jennifer Matthews, Communications Specialist, Newsletter writer & editor for UCFER
  • Bruce Miller, Associate Director, Supervises the support team for operations ranging from online website to proposal handling for peer review and TAC review
  • Joel Morrison, Director of Sustainable Energy Program, Works with Bruce Miller for project coordination and other operational aspects of UCFER
  • Kelly Rhoades, Administrative Assistant​, UCFER budget management, meeting coordination; sub-awards, NEPA and Foreign national documentations
  • Elizabeth Wood, Web Publications Designer, UCFER website set up and daily operation, organization for individual proposal review and TAC Panel and EC review 

All members of the OMT can be reached at ucfer-omt@ems.psu.edu