Council Members

Members of the Council on Research are nominated by their respective dean to the VP for Research & Economic Development, and represent their college on relevant matters.  Generally, members are tenured faculty who maintain an active research, scholarly, or creative agenda, serving a three-year term.

Samuel J. Bentley
Vice President
Office of Research & Economic Development



Udeni Balasuriya
Professor
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Kelley Pace 
Professor
Department of Finance
Jennifer Curry
Professor
Department of Counselor Education
Robert Peck *
Professor
Department of Music Theory
Maheshi Dassanayake
Professor
Department Biological Sciences
Raymond Pingree 
Professor
School of Mass Communication
Mostafa Elseifi
Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Kenneth Schafer *
Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Jun Heo
Professor
School of Mass Communication
William Shelton 
Professor
Department of Biological Science
Aixin Hou
Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
Darius Spieth
Professor
School of Art
Chunyan Li 
Professor
Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences
James Stoner 
Professor
Department of Political Science 
Heather McKillop
Professor
Department of Geography & Anthropology
Scott Sullivan 
Professor
School of Law
Todd Monroe
Professor
Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Shannon Walsh
Professor
School of Theatre
Olivier Moreteau 
Professor
School of Law

 

 

* - co-chairs** - ex officio member*

Stephen David Beck **
Associate Vice President 
Office of Research & Economic Development 

Stephania Cormier **
Associate Vice President 
Office of Research & Economic Development 

Janna Oetting **
Associate Vice President
Office of Research & Economic Development 

Graca Vicente **
Special Assistant to the Vice President
Office of Research & Economic Development