Practical tips and insights to help research administrators grow personally and professionally.
About this Blog
To provide valuable information aimed at helping Research Administrators grow personally and professionally by offering practical tips and insights on how to increase productivity, reduce unnecessary stress, and develop strategies for a successful career.
Welcome to Hobnobia.net, a fun place for research administrators to connect with each other, share knowledge, and gather information.
My name is Theresa Hollister (formerly Theresa Partell) and this site is inspired by my own personal experiences and an interest in sharing knowledge among my research administration colleagues. My objective with this site is to simply convey helpful information, articles, and tips relevant to the personal and professional growth of research administrators in a simple and easily digestible manner while at the same time providing a warm and welcoming community where everyone's contributions are respected and valued.
While I am by no means an official authority on all aspects of research administration, I do have a strong passion for learning and a drive to make myself the best darn research administrator I can be. It should also be noted that this site is not intended in any way to compete with the comprehensive services and programs offered by NCURA and/or SRA but rather to provide information and content to complement what they offer.
Whether you are new to the field of research administration, or have been in the biz for many years, my hope is that you will find the informaton presented on this site useful and valuable to your career as a research administrator. Feel free to participate as actively as you wish by rating the content, posting comments, and offering suggestions. Or, if you prefer, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the information presented herein. By the way, I'm looking for guest bloggers and contributors, so if you are interested, please contact me.
A little about me:
I have over 15 years of professional experience in project management, contract negotiation, and program development. I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. I am a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) and am employed as a Sr. Grant & Contract Administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs at Binghamton University, where I guide faculty and staff in all aspects of sponsored programs funding from from identification of funding sources through submission of proposals, to negotiation, acceptance, and monitoring of awards. I am also a graduate of the NCURA Leadership Development Institute; Class of 2008. If you would like to view a copy of my full resume, click here.