Jerilyn Hansen

Research Development


Jerilyn Hansen

Contact Information

Phone: (435) 797-3437


Ms. Hansen serves as director of the Research Development division at Utah State University, Utah’s land-grant and space-grant research institution.

She is responsible for oversight of the proposal and research development efforts of USU. She manages a staff of proposal development specialists and directs the grant writing and proposal development training efforts for faculty and graduate students.

Ms. Hansen has been at Utah State since 2002, serving in research support services since 2004. In 2008, she was asked to build the Proposal Development division (now the Research Development division) and has headed it since its inception. Previous to this, Ms. Hansen served as a Sponsored Programs administrator for 4 years. Before her time at Utah State, Ms. Hansen worked in the private sector as an operations manager for a software development company.

Ms. Hansen received two bachelor’s degrees and her master’s degree from Utah State. Her research focused on biological anthropology and the history of disease.

Ms. Hansen is currently the chair of the nominating committee of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) and is also a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).