We spent a few moments getting to know our colleague, Diane Barney in the Office of Sponsored Program's team supporting Department of Defense funds, and we're excited to share this information about a great colleague.
Office of Sponsored Programs
How would you explain your job function to a complete stranger?
I manage legal contracts between the Federal Government and Georgia Tech with funds to perform research.
What did you do before this job?
My professional career started off in finance and shifted to contracts management in 2005. I worked for L-3 managing contracts for intelligence work in the Northern Virginia area and transferred to Tampa where I managed the contracts for our international warfighter support and our military communication systems repairs and deployments. I subsequently spent about 2 years home with my kids before joining GA Tech.
What is your educational background?
I have a BS in finance from George Mason University and a Master’s Certificate in Government Contracts and Procurement from UVA. I have taken law school classes for Contracts 1 and 2.
What makes working at Georgia Tech great?
I am proud to work at GA Tech because of it’s reputation as a leading institution in education and research.
What advice would you share with fellow research administrators?
As we work together we can determine the best solution for each issue that arises.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
For the past 15 years, I have dreamt of spending a few weeks in Italy. I want to see the landscapes, seascapes, and historic areas such as Rome and Pompeii while taking the local culture. I want to see all of the touristy sights, but also go to less known areas that are off the beaten path. I may even be daring enough to eat at a restaurant that hangs over a cliff with the waves crashing below.