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Staff in Business Development:

  • Lead business development to create and implement new partnerships with federal, state and private sector parties, as well as with foundations, in conjunction with the NDSU Research Foundation and NDSU Research and Technology Park.
  • Assist in procuring research funding from state programs and private sector parties to enhance research opportunities for faculty, staff and students.
  • Help faculty and staff researchers in procuring sponsored research funding from industry and assist with negotiation of associated research agreements. 
  • Assist Office of Technology Transfer and Sponsored Programs Administration with related agreements with industrial and other private sector parties.

Jolynne R. Tschetter, Executive Director, Corporate & Foundation Research Relations, Ph.D.

Jolynne Tschetter portrait

Jolynne Tschetter builds research relationships and sponsorship opportunities with foundations and business partners interested in accessing research expertise at NDSU. She previously served as the commercialization manager for the North Dakota Department of Commerce. In this capacity, she managed Research North Dakota, a research and development grant program focused on public/private partnerships. She holds a B.S. degree in biotechnology from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in veterinary science from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

Tschetter’s professional background includes:  a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute; research positions at a start-up biotechnology company and at a large pharmaceutical company; a research assistant professor position at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia; as well as promoting economic development in her prior position with the North Dakota Department of Commerce.


Joycelyn Lucke Love, Assistant Director for Business Development, J.D.

Joycelyn Lucke Love manages a wide variety of the university’s research related contracts including, but not limited to, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, industry sponsored research agreements, master research agreements, testing, data use, and consortium agreements. She is also responsible for template contracts, procedures, internal processes and guidance that promotes and fosters industry collaborations and specialized research activities in the Office of Research and Creative Activity.

Lucke Love previously served as an attorney in private practice in Fargo, North Dakota, as well as a special assistant states attorney in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She worked as an account executive for Great Northern Financial Group, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, as well as working in provision of legal services in a patent law firm. Lucke Love earned a J.D. degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, and a B.S. degree in business administration from North Dakota State University.


Nicole Boyer, Business Development Coordinator

Nicole Boyer assists the Executive Director in numerous business development activities including conducting research pertaining to future partnerships and process improvements; inputing agreements such as material transfer, confidential disclosure, and tech transfers; conducting surveys; assisting in researcher relations and support; working with industry representatives in technology licensingmanaging the business development website; and supporting the Office of Research and Creative Activity administrative functions.

Nicole has a B.S. degree in business administration with a emphasis in marketing from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has worked in the banking industry and served previously as an executive assistant at Sanford Health.


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