Export Controls are a complex, highly sensitive matter.  If you are uncertain whether your situation is affected by export control regulations, please reach out for help.

UAB's Export Control Advisory Group is comprised of members from across the University working in areas significantly impacted by UAB's export control legal obligations.  Each of them carries out specific responsibilities related to export control operations.  These individuals are able to help you navigate the various processes and procedures involved in export control compliance:




Terri Alexander

Office of Counsel

Interpretation of export control laws and regulations

Lisa Townsend

International Student and Scholar Services

Screening of graduate students/residents or other international scholars

Elaine Broussard and Max Richard

Occupational Health & Safety

Working with select agents or other export-controlled materials

Sallie Wright

Information Technology

Securing data; encrypting technology

Stephen Chappell


Screening vendors/suppliers; accounting for export-controlled equipment

Anita Clemon

Human Resources

Screening of potential employees

Katie Crenshaw, Joe Roberson, and Marilyn Thomas

University Compliance Office

Advising on export control issues and procedures; Applying for export licenses

Jeffrey Engler

Graduate School Dean's Office

Hiring and managing foreign graduate assistants

Dugald Hall and Hayes Lowe

UAB Research Foundation

Reviewing material transfer agreements (MTA)

Tom Jackson

University Compliance Office

Reviewing sponsored research projects; Writing technology control plans

Tim Parker and Lynn Stedman

Sponsored Programs

Reviewing sponsored research projects

Kent Keyser

Research and Economic Development


Penny Whiteside

Sponsored International Programs

Traveling abroad or hosting foreign visitors

Majd Zayzafoon

Faculty Senate


Tim McMinn

Executive Director of Budget and Payroll



The University Compliance Office supports and organizes UAB's Export Control Program.  For UAB to ensure it maintains an effective export management and compliance program, policies, procedures, standards of conduct, safeguards, and written guidelines must be developed, implemented, and consistently applied.  For more information on UAB's export compliance program obligations, see the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security's Elements of an Effective Export Compliance Program.  If you have questions about export control or feel individuals in your area would benefit from more tailored training, please contact us:

University Compliance Office

Mailing address:
1720 2nd Avenue South, AB1120G
Birmingham, AL 35294-0111

Physical address:
1120G Administration Building
701 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone:  (205) 996-6540
Fax:  (205) 975-5076