Please welcome three new managers to SPAA.
Derek Diaz started February 10 th and has been with the University of Texas for ten years. He comes to us from the Applied Research Laboratory Contracts Office, where he was previously a Senior Grant and Contracts Specialist. Derek will be supervising the Platinum and Navy POD’s which focus on award management. When he is not busy in sponsored research he enjoys going to concerts and hiking with his dog Riley.

Mike Martindale was promoted on February 3 rd and will be supervising the Onyx and Gold POD’s which focus on award management. Mike is a native Texan and graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. After a brief teaching career, Mike returned to his alma mater and entered the world of research administration in post-award with the Office of Sponsored Projects in the Fall of 2007, and has spent all 13 years in research administration in SPAA.
Michael Howell was promoted on February 3 rd and will be supervising Raspberry, Shamrock Green, Indigo and Lavender POD’s which will provide central support both internally and externally to the UT research community. Michael has been working in SPAA for almost 7 years. He enjoys being part of the research administration community at the University. When he is not working he likes to watch and attend sporting events.  

For information on the pod structure, and to find out what pod will be assisting your departments, please see the SPAA POD Structure chart.