Joint Research Office for Contracts (JROC)

The mission of JROC is to provide high quality customer service to principal investigators, administrators, and sponsors by drafting, reviewing, negotiating and signing research-related agreements on a university-wide basis. JROC facilitates the timely execution of federal and foundation subawards and contracts, industry-supported research agreements, industry supported clinical trials, data transfers, service agreements, and other research-related agreements. JROC ensures terms are consistent with university policies, applicable law and agency guidelines, and provides guidance and advises faculty regarding potential obligations under these agreements. JROC also provides communication, education, and training on contracts and subagreements to the Washington University research community.

Melanie Roewe

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Joint Research Office for Contracts

  • Phone: 314-747-5390
  • Email:
  • Office: Joint Research Office for Contracts (JROC)

Gretchen Vaughn

Manager, Clinical Trial Agreements

Megan White

Manager, Industry & Federal Contracts

  • Phone: 314-747-5292
  • Email:
  • Office: Joint Research Office for Contracts (JROC)

To contact a member of JROC, please see the Joint Research Office for Contracts Organizational Chart​​. Our central email inbox is For outgoing subawards, please use​​​​​​​​​​.

JROC Staff

Organizational Chart

Melanie Roewe
Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Joint Research Office of Contracts

Gretchen Vaughn
​Manager, Clinical Trial Agreements

Megan White
​Manager, Industry & Federal Contracts

Neil Black
Contract Specialist

Brenda Chiu
Administrative Coordinator

Brant Feltner
Contract Specialist

CeCe Ging
Contract Specialist

​​​Matthew Grossmann 
Contract Specialist

Meryl Kossmeyer
Contract Specialist

Terry Krupp
Senior Contract Specialist

Chris Luzecky
​Contract Specialist

Courtney Maue
​Contracts Assistant

Nicole Minor

Colin Odell​
Industry Contract Manager

Mindi Rodden
Contract Specialist

Melissa Schonlau
Contract Specialist