University Standing Committees

Scholarship & Research Dynamics

Committee Charge: 

Focus on improving the ability of new faculty (years 1-6) to conduct research, particularly in terms of improving proposal development and success but also in terms of the effective and timely spending of research support dollars awarded at the time of hire.

Task Force Activities:

  • TBD





Reports To:

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Committee Members:

  • Anita Quinn, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Administration (flywheel)
  • Brian Barkdoll, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Dave Reed, Vice President for Research (lead)
  • Gina LeMay, Director of Sponsored Operations and Information Systems (cell lead)
  • Guy Meadows, Director, Great Lakes Research Center
  • Julie Seppala, Vice President for Finance (cell lead)
  • Laura Brown, Associate Professor of Computer Science (cell lead support)
  • Nancy Barr, Director, Engineering Communications Program
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
  • Peter Larsen, Director, Research Development (individual cell lead)
  • Pushpalatha Murthy, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Renee Ozanich, Manager, Academic Employment
  • Sarah Green, Department of Chemistry
  • Susan Amato-Henderson, Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Tess Ahlborn, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Veronica Webster, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Wayne Pennington, Dean, Michigan Tech's College of Engineering
  • Yoke Khin Yap, Professor, Physics