Julie Osburn (ak0804)

University Information

Title: Director Research
Unit: Deans Office Education
Department: College of Education

Contact Information

College of Education
5425 Gullen Mall
Detroit, 48202

College of Education

Phone: 313-577-0909
Degrees and Certifications:


  • Masters of Education, Educational Psychology, Wayne State University, College of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Anthoplogy (Major) and Human Resource Development (Minor), Oakland University, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Concentration in Women's Studies, Oakland University


  • Practice of Research Administration and Management, Society of Research Administration International
Email: julie.osburn@wayne.edu
The Research Office provides support to faculty and staff on proposal preparation and submission as well as award management of grants and contracts. We serve as a liaison with the university's Sponsored Program Administration office in order to ensure proposals adhere to university and agency guidelines.
As the Director, I oversee the day-to-day operations of the Research Office and facilitate research development with faculty and staff in the College of Education. I also serve as the Chair of the College of Education’s student scholarship program.
In addition, I currently serve on the following committees:
  • WSU Deans/Directors of Research
  • WSU Spirit of Community Planning Committee
  • WSU Community Engagement Council
  • WSU College of Education Scholarship Committee


Fax: 313-577-3606
Title: Director, Office of Research
Office Hours:

Office Hours: Faculty and staff are welcome to contact me directly to set up a time to meet and discuss research and/or funding needs. Students with questions regarding scholarships should email coescholarships@wayne.edu.

Office Location:

441 Education

Area of Expertise:
  • Research Development
  • Grant writing
  • Research Administration
  • Program Development
  • Corporate and Foundation fundraising
Community Engagement Activities:

Winning Futures Mentor (2016 - 2018)

Vice Chair, Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition (2014 - 2019)

Leadership Team, Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition (2020 - present)

YES Ferndale Campaign Committee (2019 - present)

Ferndale Public Schools 2020 Bond Committee (2019 - present)

Ferndale Public Schools Diversity Committee (2018 - present)


Julie Osburn

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