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
*Ms. Alisha Melton, Int. Exec. Director of Research, Outreach, and Economic Development, Secretary
Mr. Brian Carroll, Agriculture and Applied Sciences (2022)
Dr. Jeff Rogers, Agriculture and Applied Sciences (2023)
Dr. Brandon Kilburn, Business and Global Affairs (2022)
Dr. Patrick Baker, Business and Global Affairs, (2023)
Dr. Mary Radford, Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences (2022)
Dr. Tabitha Cude, Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences (2023)
Dr. Ali Sabahi, Engineering and Natural Sciences (2022)
Dr. Kate Ericson, Engineering and Natural Sciences (2023)
Dr. Antón Garcia-Fernández, Humanities and Fine Arts (2022)
Ms. Sarah McCormick, Humanities and Fine Arts (2023)
Dr. Erik Nordberg, Paul Meek Library (2023)
(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Committee)