Meet the Director


Deborah Esparza-St. Louis joined the Office of the Provost as the Director of Sponsored Programs. She will assist faculty and staff with funding opportunity searches and oversee the pre-award, award review and negotiation, and post-award management phases of sponsored research projects.

Deborah works collaboratively with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Fiscal Affairs, General Counsel, Procurement and Risk Management, faculty and staff, and deans and chairs to advance the College’s mission.

Before joining Merrimack, Deborah served as Grant and Contract Administrator for the University of Maine, Office of Research Administration. Prior to the University of Maine, she was the Contract Manager for Goodwill Industries International. Deborah’s combined higher education and nonprofit experience provides a solid foundation to support Merrimack College’s research efforts.

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Deborah Esparza-St Louis
Director, Sponsored Programs
978-837-5611 | research@merrimack.ed