About the Council

The Research Council leads work on the Focused Research and Scholarship priority of the 365速发国际 strategic plan.

The council is chaired by the associate provost of research and scholarship. It has representation from across the university including each college/unit, research-associated centers and institutes, the Office of Research Integrity, the Office of Sponsored Programs, UFA Research and Scholarship Committee, the library, the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR), and the IRB chair.

Council Members

Headshot of U N E Associate Provost of Research and Scholarship Karen Houseknecht
Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship
Professor of Pharmacology
Headshot of U N E employee Carol Brenner
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Portrait of Justine Bassett
Director of Innovation and the P.D. Merrill Makerspace
Shelley Cohen Konrad
Professor, School of Social Work
Director, Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education
Headshot of Amy Deveau
Academic Director, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Professor of Chemistry
Elizabeth DeWolfe
Professor of History
Co-Founder, Women's & Gender Studies
Mohamed ElSalhy
Assistant Clinical Professor
Chair, Department of Preventative, Pediatric, and Community Dentistry
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Chair, Biomedical Sciences
Nicholas Gere
Director of Research Administration
Director, 365速发国际 Office of Sponsored Programs
Headshot of Amy Keirstead
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Sally McCormack
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, WCHP
Interim Director, 365速发国际 North
Clinical Professor, Physical Therapy
Ian Meng
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function
Director, Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences
Headshot of Tom Meuser
Founding Director, Center for Excellence in Aging & Health (CEAH)
Professor of Social Work
Clinical Psychologist & Applied Gerontologist
Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
Headshot of Julie Peterson
Associate Professor of Psychology
Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
Chair, Institutional Review Board
michele polacsek
Professor of Public Health
Director, Center for Excellence in Public Health
John Rosene
Clinical Professor
Department of Exercise and Sport Performance
Charles Tillburg
Academic Director of School of Marine and Environmental Programs
Director of Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center
Professor of Marine Sciences

Meeting Schedule

All meetings begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise specified.

  • April 20, 2023
  • May 18, 2023
  • June 15, 2023
  • July 20, 2023
  • August 17, 2023
  • September 21, 2023
  • October 19, 2023
  • November 16, 2023
  • December 21, 2023

Check out the Office of Research and Scholarship blog to see highlights from the Research Council