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 Executive Director of Research, Outreach, and Economic Development will serve as secretary and a non voting member.
REPORTING CHANNEL: Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
*Dr. Charley Deal, Executive Director of Research, Outreach, and Economic Development, Secretary
Dr. Michael Gibson, Agriculture and Applied Sciences (2020)
Dr. Eric Pelren, Agriculture and Applied Sciences (2021)
Dr. Nell Gullett, Business and Global Affairs (2020)
Dr. Shannon Chi, Business and Global Affairs, (2021)
Dr. Clinton Smith, Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences (2020)
Dr. Ajit Korgaokar, Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences (2021)
Dr. Dawn Wilkins, Engineering and Natural Sciences (2020)
Dr. Cahit Erkal, Engineering and Natural Sciences (2021)
Dr. Kelle Alden, Humanities and Fine Arts (2020)
Dr. Nathan Howard, Humanities and Fine Arts (2021)
Ms. Melissa Engleman, Paul Meek Library (2021)
(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Committee)