Associate Vice President for Research Development Directory

Associate Vice President for Research Development

Kathy Halvorsen

  • Associate Vice President for Research Development
  • University Professor of Natural Resource Policy
  • Joint Appointment in Social Sciences and CFRES

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate change mitigation policy
  • Arctic climate change impacts
  • Energy conservation policy
  • Renewable energy policy
  • Indigeneity and climate policy

Research Development

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

  • Research Development Associate

Specialties

  • Pre-submission assistance for proposals (federal, state, foundation, and others)
  • Assist investigators with internal research processes (e.g., cost sharing, budget strategy, research administration)
  • Proposal development assistance: writing, editing, and assistance with submission logistics
  • When not at work, Sarah enjoys riding bikes, camping, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. 
Peter Larsen

Peter A. Larsen

  • Assistant Vice President for Research Development

Specialties

  • Enhancement of the research environment for external proposal success through networking/collaboration/information sharing events and related campus-wide efforts.
  • Pre-submission assistance for proposals (federal, state, foundation, and others), in particular large and strategic university initiatives
  • Assist investigators with internal research processes (e.g., cost sharing, budget strategy, research administration)
  • Proposal development assistance: writing, editing, and assistance with submission logistics
  • Development of non-technical proposal sections (e.g., broader impacts, education, management, and outreach plans.
  • When not in the office, can usually be found camping in the Keweenaw
Jacob Manchester

Jacob Manchester

  • Director of Research Development and Corporate Research

Specialties

  • Engage with faculty and campus stakeholders to identify new opportunities and assist with proposal development:  writing, editing, and assistance with submission logistics
  • Develop and implement strategies for engaging companies and organizations to support sponsored research
  • Assist investigators with internal research processes (e.g., cost sharing, budget strategy, research administration)

Research Integrity

Brent Burns

Brent Burns

  • Assistant Vice President for Research Facilities and Federal Relations

Specialties

  • Chief federal relations officer for the University.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key legislative branch and executive branch officials, their staff members, and higher education and other policy advocates and associations.
  • Develops and implements research strategies for engaging agencies, companies, and organizations.
David Dixon

David Dixon

  • Director of Biological Laboratory Operations
Christina Lehmann

Christina Lehmann

  • Director of Human Research Protection Programs
Jeffrey Lewin

Jeffrey Lewin

  • Director of Chemical Laboratory Operations
Suzanne Sharland-Hemmila

Suzanne Sharland-Hemmila

  • Assistant Director of Human Research Protection Program
Kaitlyn Studinger

Kaitlyn Studinger

  • Director of Animal Laboratory Operations

Chemical Stores

Jesse Garrow

Jesse Garrow

  • Stores Clerk
John LeMay

John LeMay

  • Stores Clerk
Joel Smith

Joel Smith

  • Chem Stores Manager