Office of Sponsored Programs
Staff Bios


Office of Sponsored Programs
E230 Thompson Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3528

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Staff Bios


Paul Benson Paul J. Benson, Ph.D., Grants Development Specialist

Office of Sponsored Programs
E230B Thompson Hall
(716) 673-3569
FAX (716) 673-3802
E-mail: paul.benson@fredonia.edu

Primary responsibilities: Supports the beginning of the grants life-cycle model. Works with faculty, staff, project directors and greater community on the development and submission of research, program, public service and institutional grant proposals, assures compliance with legal and sponsor regulations as well as appropriate institutional mission support, focuses on proposal development, funding sources, and proposal submissions.

Paul joined the Sponsored Programs Office in September of 2012 as the Grants Development Specialist. A native of Jamestown, he graduated with a B.A. in English Writing Arts and Anthropology from SUNY Oswego and earned a Masters and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His 2012 dissertation in Anthropology was on how the overtly successful fundraising is conducted at the Chautauqua Institution. Paul has worked in the grants development for over 20 years, with nine of those managing the three US Department of Education, Teaching American History Grants at the Jamestown Public Schools for 69 southern tier districts.  Paul Benson is versed in editing, grant writing, project management and philanthropic development with outcome-based experience in the areas of local, state and federal funding research; program improvement, contemplative philosophy and strategic planning for educational and non-profit organizations.

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Heidi Marie Moldenhauer Heidi Marie Moldenhauer, CRA, Grants Management Specialist

Office of Sponsored Programs
E230C Thompson Hall
(716) 673-3528
FAX (716) 673-3802
E-mail: Heidi.Moldenhauer@fredonia.edu

Primary responsibilities: To assist in the administration of sponsored projects in accordance with federal, sponsor, Research Foundation, SUNY and campus guidelines, support investigators and others on campus in the administration and reporting of research projects funded from extramural sources from account establishment phase of a project through project close-out and required records retention support, focusing on Purchasing and Accounts Payable.

Heidi joined the Sponsored Programs Office in June of 2007 as the new Grants Management Specialist. A native of Fredonia, she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Fredonia and earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from St. Bonaventure University. Heidi has worked in the accounting profession for the past fourteen years, with twelve of those years spent working in certified public accounting firms. She has most recently worked for Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat, a CPA firm in Fredonia. Previous positions include working as an audit manager with the CPA firm of R.A. Mercer & Co. in Cattaraugus, New York and as an audit manager with the CPA firm of Johnson, Mackowiak, Moore & Myott, LLP in Fredonia for nine years, specializing in grant audits for governmental and nonprofit entities. Prior work experience also includes working as an assistant accounting supervisor for a local bank and as a financial accountant for a long-term health care facility. Her experience includes project administration, financial analysis and reporting as well as budgeting. Her responsibilities include the administration of sponsored projects in accordance with federal, sponsor, Research Foundation, SUNY and campus guidelines. In addition, Heidi supports investigators and others on campus in the administration and reporting of research projects funded from extramural sources from the account establishment phase of a project through project close-out and required records retention support.

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