Seedang Simonin

  • Director of Sponsored Research Administration

Seedang Simonin is the Friedman School’s Director of Sponsored Research Administration and is responsible for building a service-focused administrative structure to support sponsored research, developing a sponsored research community that includes all relevant program-based and center-based staff, and serving as our primary liaison with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.  

Seedang has served in a number of leadership roles in research administration, including those at University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Harvard University’s schools of public health and engineering, where she served as Director of Finance and Administration and Assistant Dean, respectively.  Prior to her work in sponsored research administration, Seedang worked in international banking and with international loan programs focused on improving health conditions in developing countries.  

Seedang earned an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, an MBA from Kent State University, and a Certified Research Administrator designation.  


  • Certified Research Administrator
  • M.B.A., Kent State University
  • B.S., Accounting and Finance, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
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