Vice President for Research Search

The University has recently launched a search for its next Vice President for Research with an anticipated hire date of July 1, 2024.  For candidates seeking more information, we encourage you to contact: Alex Collias, recruiter for Michigan Tech at 906-487-1976 or by email.

Updates related to the search will be posted as they develop.

Job Posting



Search Committee Members 

  • Kristin Brzeski, Assistant Professor, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science 
  • Yu Cai, Professor & Associate Chair, Applied Computing 
  • Kelsey Kocher, Sponsored Programs Analyst, Office of the Vice President for Research  
  • Susan Janiszewski, Director, MTRI 
  • Kelly Kallio, Assistant Vice President, Government Sponsored Programs
  • Fengjing Liu, Associate Professor, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
  • Greg Odegard, Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Ravi Pandey, Dean, College of Sciences and Arts  
  • David Rowe, MTEC SmartZone
  • Andrew Storer, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Zhiying "Jenny" Shan, professor, Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Matt Sisson, Graduate Student Government 
  • Erin Syth, Research Coordinator, research coordinator, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Ezra Bar-Ziv, Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Exofficio members 

  • Megan Goke, Human Resources 
  • Beth Lunde-Stockero, Equal Opportunity Compliance and Title IX