Vice President for Research Directory

Vice President for Research Office

David D. Reed

  • Vice President for Research and Interim CFO

David Lawrence

  • Vice President for Global Campus and Continuing Education
Cathy Jenich

Cathy Jenich

  • Assistant to the Vice President for Research

Specialties

  • Vice President for Research Department Operations
  • Michigan Tech Entrepreneurial Support Corporation Secretary
  • Superior Innovations Secretary
  • Research Advisory Council Secretary
  • Faculty Start-up
  • Lakeshore Center Liaison
  • Advanced Technology Development Complex Liaison
Natasha Chopp

Natasha Chopp

  • Director of Research Operations and Faculty Liaison

Specialties

  • Establish, manage, and market a public investment program for research initiatives
  • Manage the University's space management system, ASPIRE
  • Provide assistance to conceptualize plans and tactics for establishing and enhancing relations with sources of long-term support
  • Develop and maintain websites, social media sites, and other marketing tools
  • Oversee the coordination of VPR campus education
Gina LeMay

Gina LeMay

  • Director of Sponsored Operations and Information Systems

Specialties

  • Assist VPR staff with human resource processes
  • Develop and oversee internal business and data processes by continually reviewing and improving them
  • Communicate proposal and award data to campus community
  • Assist the department with special projects
Richelle Schwaller

Richelle Schwaller

  • Manager of Business Systems, Sponsored Operations Office

Specialties

  • Campus outreach activities, including creating and presenting educational/training materials for VPR staff
  • Analyze data to design, create, and communicate information to internal and external customers
  • Support VPR reporting needs
  • Provide user support
  • Assist the VPR units with special projects
Shelly Galliah

Shelly Galliah

  • Marketing and Content Manager - Global Campus

Specialties

  • Research, write, edit, plan, and manage various communication and marketing deliverables
  • Brainstorm and implement strategies for developing and promoting Global Campus
  • Collaborate with both internal and external teams in forwarding Global Campus projects
  • Maintain and update the Global Campus website and social media
  • Help envision and develop various types of online programming
  • Promote the Global Campus identity and mission
  • Enhance relationships with present and future Global Campus partners
Amanda Irwin

Amanda Irwin

  • Graduate Admissions Manager - Global Campus

Specialties

  • Point of contact for all new online students from inquiry to start of classes, facilitating the transition to the academic advisor
  • Assist online students with financial aid planning, payment arrangements, and scholarship opportunities¬†
  • Identifying, establishing, and maintaining effective student relationships
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with referral groups and organizations
Karl Meingast

Karl Meingast

  • Laboratory Manager