Coleman graduated with a degree in Political Science from UNC-Greensboro and received his Master of Public Administration degree from NC State. As Grants Administrator for Anesthesiology, Coleman is responsible for all budget and regulatory aspects of sponsored research within the department. He works with principal investigators to find appropriate funding opportunities and to prepare and submit applications for review. He is also responsible for negotiation of budgets for industry sponsored clinical trials. In addition to his pre-award responsibilities, he is also involved with grants after an award is made to ensure funds are spent correctly and that all sponsor rules and regulations are followed. He is an avid fan of the Carolina Panthers, Washington Nationals, and Carolina Hurricanes, and enjoys distance running.