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Christine Chacko

Director of Finance & Adminsitration


Phone: (215) 571-4686

Christine Chacko came to Drexel’s Office of Research & Innovation (ORI) in 2016 with over 10 years of finance and accounting experience. She started her career by earning her CPA as an auditor with Deloitte, and has worked for several Philly-area corporations and non-profits. Christine also teaches various professional courses, including some on Excel and professional communication. Christine manages all financial and business operations related to ORI and its research centers, institutes, and core facilities, including the Autism Institute. Among other things, she and her teams manage issues dealing with procurement, operating budgets, fiscal controls, internal award administration, human resources, and most other matters involving financial transactions. She is also responsible for sponsored research reporting for the university, and regularly builds reports to present proposal, award, and expenditure data and analyses to the colleges, ADRs, and EVPR.