Lucien Finley is an Assistant Director in the Office of Research at The University of Texas at Dallas. Lucien is responsible for delivering education and training to departmental support staff to help facilitate the administration of sponsored projects at the departmental level. Previously, she has worked at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of North Texas, and at The University of California at Irvine. She has background experience working in both central administration and as a departmental research administrator, and in the areas of pre- and post-award administration. Cumulatively, she has 21 years of experience in institutions of higher education with 15 years specifically in research administration. Lucien currently serves as the Pre-award Track Leader for NCURA Region V 2017.