Business Office

The Chemistry Business Office is located in Room 125 of the Eugene F. Merkert Chemistry Center. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M (excluding Boston College holidays).

The Business Office assists members of the Chemistry Department with all aspects of:

  • Procurement and vendor negotiations
  • Travel and expense reimbursements
  • Employment and payroll administrations
  • Pre- and Post-award grant administration

In these areas, the Business Office serves as liaison with the Office of Sponsored Programs, Procurement Services, Accounts Payable, and Human Resources departments at Boston College and as the key contact with external vendors.

Business Office Staff & Contact Information

Lori St. Peter, Associate Director of Finance and Research Administration
E-mail: stpeter@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-3659
Office: Merkert 125

Lori manages the Business Office and is responsible for the research and academic financial operations of the department. These include post-award grant and contract administration; operating budget administration; vendor negotiations; and employment processing and payroll administration.

Steve Quin, Procurement and Fiscal Specialist
E-mail: stephen.quin@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-3627
Office: Merkert 125

Tim King, Procurement & Fiscal Specialist
Email: timothy.king@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-6357
Office: Merkert 125

Joanne Nesdekidis, Grant Administrator
Email: joanne.nesdekidis@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-6773
Office: Merkert 301/Stokes 151N

Steve and Joanne process supply and capital equipment requisitions for the teaching and research areas of the department. They are responsible for maintaining relationships with vendors and assist with organizing and coordinating vendor shows, seminars, and training that showcases new products and offerings for the Chemistry Department.

Their responsibilities also include processing expense reimbursements and accounts payable transactions for faculty, staff, and students. Joanne also assists with purchase card reconciliations and processing undergraduate student payroll.