» Meet the SPS Staff

Molly McCarty

Director of Pre-Award
Pre-Award Administration
(714) 628-7394

Molly has been with Chapman University for 5 years as a Research Administrator and has over 20 years of experience in the field. She was instrumental in the rollout of the Cayuse Research Suite at Chapman and in her role as Co-Director will continue to improve the Electronic Research Administration for the university. Before joining Chapman University, she was at UCI where she managed both the pre-award and post award functions for the Division of Infectious Disease.  That portfolio included extensive funding from the CDC, NIH, AHRQ, and DOD, as well as multiple clinical trials with various pharmaceutical companies. Molly is an active member of the Society of Research Administrators and is also a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators.

Shawn Scott
Contracts and Grants Administrator (PostAward Financials & Accounting)
(714) 516-5826

Shawn joined Chapman University after having spent 13 years managing all federal funding in Guam Department of Administration’s Division of Accounting where he oversaw all federal expenditures and draws for that organization.  During his time with Guam Department of Administration, Shawn also contributed to their overall process improvement and implementation in areas like proper record keeping and accurate payment and reporting processes.  Shawn will provide SPS financial post-award support to his assigned portfolio, as noted below.  This support will include expenditure review and approval, preparation and submission of financial reports, review and approval of invoices and federal funding draws, and various other duties involved in the financial oversight of sponsored activity.

Molly and Shawn work to support the following:

Argyros School of Business and Economics 
Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences 
Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences 
Dale E. Fowler School of Law ♦ Economic Science Institute (ESI) 
Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society (IRES) 
Military Law Institute ♦ Office of Research ♦ School of Communication  
School of Pharmacy ♦ Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy


Morgan Sohrabian 

Director of Post-Award
Post-Award Administration
(714) 628-2816

Morgan Sohrabian has held several positions in sponsored projects including accounts management, sponsored projects analyst, and contracts and grants administrator.  She has completed NCURA certification in post-award accounting and finance and is an active member of the National Council of University Research Administrators and Society of Research Administrators International.   

Megan Faulkner
Research Administrator (PreAward & Non-Financial PostAward)
(714) 516-5459

Megan has over 14 years of experience in human subjects research at UCI managing the administrative, logistical, and personnel components of large federally funded projects. In 2019, Megan joined Chapman University as the Sponsored Project Analyst for Crean College and has provided both pre- and post-award support to faculty based on her comprehensive knowledge of the entire research process from initial funding application through final study close-out. In her current role as Research Administrator, she provides assistance with budget preparation, proposal development, review, and submission, subaward and consultant contract preparation, and sponsor communications such as submission of progress reports, no-cost extension requests, etc.   

Morgan and Megan work to support the following:

Attallah College of Educational Studies 
Center for Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling and Observation (CEESMO)
College of Performing Arts ♦ Dodge College of Film and Media Arts ♦
Fowler School of Engineering ♦ Institute for Quantum Studies ♦ Leatherby Libraries  
Provost Office ♦ Schmid College of Science and Technology
Thompson Policy Institute ♦ Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences