PURPOSE : The Faculty Research and Development Committee prepares guidelines, evaluates applications, and recommends recipients for grants designed to provide faculty members an opportunity to engage in organized study programs and/or introduce course innovations. The Committee also encourages participation in and support of research by faculty and students. The Committee makes possible the interaction of representatives from many areas and programs and provides a means of emphasizing the role of research in the University’s mission.
COMPOSITION : Two (2) faculty representatives from each academic college and one (1) from the Paul Meek Library to serve two-year overlapping terms. A faculty representative elected by the outgoing Committee will serve as chair and the Director of Research, Grants, and Contracts will serve as secretary and a non‑voting member.
REPORTING CHANNEL: Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
*Dr. Joan West, Director of Research, Grants, and Contracts, Secretary
Dr. Joey Mehlhorn, Agriculture and Applied Sciences (2016)
Dr. Brian Carroll, Agriculture and Applied Sciences (2017)
Dr. Glenna Sumner, Business and Global Affairs (2016)
Dr. Sean Walker, Business and Global Affairs, Chair (2017)
Dr. Joe Ostenson, Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences (2016)
Dr. Ajit Korgaokar, Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences (2017)
Dr. Jennifer Greenwood, Engineering and Natural Sciences (2016)
Dr. Cahit Erkal, Engineering and Natural Sciences (2017)
Dr. Daniel Nappo, Humanities and Fine Arts (2016)
Dr. Margaret Lewis, Humanities and Fine Arts (2017)
Ms. Georgia Baskett, Paul Meek Library (2016)
(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Committee)