Jason Wagoner has been named the director of Research and Sponsored Programs at Illinois State. The area, under the Office of the Provost, supports and facilitates faculty, staff, and the community in their instructional, creative, research, and public service efforts.

Wagoner, who began his duties July 1, comes to Illinois State from the State Universities of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, New York, where he served as the associate director of the sponsored programs office. Wagoner has also worked in the research offices at the University of Oregon and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A native of Abingdon, Wagoner received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University.