University Research Council

The University Research Council (URC) provides input to the Vice President for Research (VPR) on strategic issues related to research, scholarship and creative achievement. Although it is not actively involved in policy making, it provides recommendations to the VPR on short-term and long-term research priorities, as well as on such topics as indirect cost recovery; research faculty; postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate research activities; intellectual property and technology transfer; Office of Research Administration, Compliance, and Development Programs; and publicizing research successes.

The URC has a strong interest in evaluation, which is involved in planning exercises as well as in evaluating the effectiveness of programs and related policies.

The URC reports to the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School.

2018 – 2019 Membership Representation:

Membership Representation Committee Member Duration of Appointment
Faculty Senate, Chair of Research and Scholarship Committee Debbie Saber  August 31, 2019
Nuri Emanetoglu  
College of Business Henri Akono  August 31, 2019
  Sebastian Lobe  August 31, 2020
College of Education and Human Development Catharine Biddle  August 31, 2019
Justin Dimmel  August 31, 2021
College of Engineering Aria Amirbahman August 31, 2021
Bruce Segee  August 31, 2021
Vince Caccese  August 31, 2021
 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Carl Tripp  August 31, 2019
Sarah Harlan-Haughey  August 31, 2021
Justin Wolff  August 31, 2021
Cynthia Isenhour  August 31, 2021
College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture Yong Chen  August 31, 2019
Mindy Crandall  August 31, 2021
Anne Lictenwalner  August 31, 2021
Kat Allen  August 31, 2021
Rob Wheeler  August 31, 2019
Cooperative Extension Ellen Mallory  August 31, 2019
Deans & Associate Deans Scott Delcourt  
Ali Abedi  
Research Centers & Institutes Carl Tripp  August 31, 2019
Bradfield Lyon  August 31, 2021
Hemant Pendse  August 31, 2021
Student Representatives Jonathan Bomar August 31, 2019
Other Members    
Research Administrator for EPSCoR Shane Moeykens  
Director, Office of Research Development Jason Charland  
Assoc VP for Graduate Studies & Sr Assoc Dean Scott Delcourt  
Dean of Libraries Joyce Rumery / Deborah Rollins  
Director of the Office of Research Compliance Shane Moeykens  
Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research Ali Abedi  
Director of the Office of Research Administration Christopher Boynton  
Executive Vice President and Provost Jeffrey Hecker  
Jeff St. John  
Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development Jake Ward  
Assistant Vice President for Research Ali Abedi  
Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Kody Varahramyan