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. Paula Gale, Agriculture and Applied Sciences (2015)
Dr. Eric Pelren, Agriculture and Applied Sciences (2014)
Dr. Glenna Sumner, Business and Global Affairs (2014)
Dr. Christina Saenger, Business and Global Affairs (2015)
Dr. Suzanne Maniss, Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, Chair (2014)
Dr. Susan Buckelew, Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences (2015)
Dr. Dawn Wilkins, Engineering and Natural Sciences (2014)
Dr. Jared Teague, Engineering and Natural Sciences (2015)
Dr. Jeff Longacre, Humanities and Fine Arts (2014)
Mr. David McBeth, Humanities and Fine Arts (2015)
Mr. Sam Richardson, Paul Meek Library (2014)
(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Committee)