Co-Directors for Sponsored Projects Services

Jeff Schieder, CRA

Jeff is the director of pre-award services at Sponsored Projects Services (SPS). He served as an agreement administrator for 15 years at SPS before being promoted to a co-director in August 2016. Before this, Jeff spent 4 years with the UB Department of Family Medicine, serving as a survey research assistant and then assistant director of development. He holds a MPA from SUNY Albany Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and a BA in Political Science from SUNY Buffalo.

Mary Kraft

Mary Kraft is the Director of Post-Award in UB's Sponsored Projects Services. She started at UB in 1999.  She joined the Sponsored Programs Administration office in 2002.  Mary was promoted to grant administrator during the pre- and post-award merger in 2006.  In 2013 she was promoted to co-Director and named Director of Post Award in 2016.

Kraft holds a BA in communication from Empire State College SUNY.

Paulette Ziff

Paulette is the Assistant Director of Operations at Sponsored Projects Services (SPS).  She joined the SPS staff in 2000 as a travel specialist and then in 2002 she moved into the award analyst role.  She was promoted to an assistant director in January 2019.  She has a BS in Business Administration from State University College at Buffalo.