We are here to help you

The Research Advancement Division is responsible for supporting and furthering the academic mission of SDSU, including its sponsored research, community service, and education goals. The division assists faculty and deans in devising strategies to advance and expand SDSU’s research endeavors; develops cooperative multidisciplinary, multi-institutional partnership programs; provides program management for a diverse portfolio of sponsored programs; and protects and commercializes the intellectual property of SDSU faculty and staff.


Mark Sussman

How can research advancement help you?

  • Consider meeting with our tech transfer representatives to see how they can help you commercialize your research
  • Apply for one of our mentorship opportunities or proposal writing fellowships
  • Learn about our internal funding opportunities

Our Leadership

John Crockett

Senior Director, Sponsored Research Project Development & Management

619 594-0791

Leona Flores

Director, Research Development

619 594-2965

Tommy Martindale

Director, Technology Transfer Office              

619 594-0791