Meet the Staff
Martha Bellin, RN, BSN
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator
- Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2036
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Martha Bellin came to APU after 27 years in research support and oversight at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, where her responsibilities included assisting biostatistics research, protecting human subjects in research, monitoring protocols for data safety, coordinating marrow and blood transplants, and overseeing regulatory services at multiple levels. Bellin is an eager lifelong learner who also enjoys travelling, canoeing, and camping, especially near rivers. View Bellin’s CV.
Grants Management Assistant
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Louisa Chan works part time, assisting the director of grants management with post-award administration of external grant awards. Her work experience includes 10 years with The Walt Disney Company as a curriculum project manager and HR specialist. Chan has a BA in Sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. View Chan’s CV.
Marta Cenac-Mehedinti, MSc
Director of Sponsored Research
- Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3343
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Marta Cenac-Mehedinti gives special attention to pre-award processes. She focuses on encouraging and supporting university faculty in their pursuit of external grant support, and oversees university-wide initiatives to improve external funding.
Anupama Jacob, PhD
Director of Student Research
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As director of student research, Anupama Jacob seeks to strengthen the culture of scholarship at APU by promoting, supporting, and celebrating excellent research among students and faculty mentors throughout all undergraduate and graduate disciplines. Jacob facilitates APU’s internal programs through which students apply for research travel grants and special research experiences with faculty. She is also a professor in the Department of Social Work. She earned a PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley Learn more about Jacob or view Jacob’s CV.
Alexander Jun, PhD
Qualitative Research Consultant
- Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5723
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Alexander Jun is a professor of higher education at Azusa Pacific. He teaches courses in qualitative research methods and diversity and social justice. Full-time APU faculty are encouraged to contact Jun regarding individual or group qualitative methods consultation. Learn more about Jun or view Jun’s CV.
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Yvonne Rodriguez provides overall administrative support for the Office of Research and Grants personnel and the many activities this office generates. She also coordinates graduate student travel grants, tracks and manages FRC awards, manages APU’s Faculty Scholarship Updates, arranges annual writers’ retreats, and supports some campus-wide initiatives such as the President’s Enhancement Grant program.
Xiao-Qing (Sharon) Wang, PhD
Director of Graduate Student Publications
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As director of graduate student publications, Sharon Wang manages the thesis and dissertation publication process while guiding students to successful completion of their APU graduate degrees. Wang has a PhD in sociology from the University of Notre Dame and nearly 15 years of teaching experience in American higher education. Her experiences include advising graduate students on thesis proposals, designing survey questions, collecting and analyzing data, and writing statistical findings. She also was a final thesis evaluator and Institutional Review Board (IRB) chair and taught research methods, statistics, and ethnography. View Wang’s CV.
Josephine (Jody) Wong, MBA, CRA
Director of Grants Management
- Phone: (626) 387-5820
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Josephine (Jody) Wong assists APU faculty members and researchers in administrating their sponsored grants and contracts. She assists project investigators and directors in managing externally awarded grant funding from federal and state governments, private foundations and agencies, and foreign countries that amounted to nearly 50 sponsored projects in the past year with a total portfolio of $25 million. She holds a Master of Business Administration, as well as bachelor’s degrees in accounting, computer information systems, and psychology, from Arizona State University. View Wong’s CV.
Chong Ho (Alex) Yu, PhD
Quantitative Research Consultant
- Phone: (626) 815-6000, ext. 2749
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Chong Ho (Alex) Yu holds a PhD in measurement, statistics, and methodological studies, as well as a PhD in philosophy with specialization in history and philosophy of science, both from Arizona State University. He is the director of data analytics at the Office of Institutional Research. He also teaches statistical computing, data visualization, and data mining in the Department of Mathematics. Yu is a three-time winner of Statistical Analysis System (SAS) faculty scholarship (2016, 2017 SAS Global Forum and 2017 Western Users of SAS Software Conference). He also won the Distinguished SAS Educator Award in 2021. View Yu’s CV.