Staff

We encourage members of the UO community as well as the business community to contact our staff members directly.  

If you have general questions, please call the Innovation Partnership Services main desk at 541-346-3176, email techtran@uoregon.edu or complete a Consultation Request.


Left to right: Orca, Jesse, Thad, Christine, Jim, Vanessa, Chuck

Charles Williams, PhD, JD, CLP
Associate Vice President for Innovation 
Policy, Startup Companies
Phone: 541-346-2028
Email

Jim Deane, PhD, MBA, CLP
Associate Director
College of Arts and Sciences, Knight Campus  
Phone: 541-346-4146
Email

Orca Merwin, JD
Associate Director
College of Education, College of Design
Phone: 541-346-0832
Email

Christine Gramer, PhD
Senior Technology Development Associate
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 541-346-3499
Email

Vanessa R. Ringgold, JD
Licensing & Contracts Associate
Agreements/Contracts, Trademarks
(541) 346-8921
Email

Jesse Conway, JD
Innovation Asset Administrator
UO Digital Press, Copyrights
(541) 346-2263
Email

Thad Hohstadt
Office Specialist II
541-346-5198
Email

 


Innovation Partnership Services is located at 677 E. 12th Avenue, Suite 500

Mailing Address:
1238 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1238

Phone: 541-346-3176
Fax: 541-346-5138
Email