Contact Information

  • Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs
    Siena Hall 202 · 2nd Floor
    Tel (518) 783-2307
    Fax (518) 786-5013


Grants Staff

Sharon Finnerty
Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Siena Hall 202
Tel. (518) 782-6829
Fax (518) 786-5013

Sharon Finnerty is responsible for the administration of grants and sponsored program activities at Siena College. She also assists faculty with identifying grant funding sources, implements faculty development, and develops grant proposals that support college initiatives. She holds a B.S. in Communication and M.S. in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Cynthia Zinzow
Grant Monitoring Assistant
Roger Bacon 212
Tel. (518) 783-2496
Fax (518) 783-2986

Cynthia Zinzow monitors funded grant activities in the School of Science.  She is responsible for grant-related tasks that include processing grant requests (i.e., travel expenses, equipment purchases, research student supervision) and assisting in compliance matters on public and private grants for Principal Investigators/Project Directors.