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University Research Enhancement Committee



Oversees apportionment of Research Enhancement Program funds to academic colleges. Members chair their College Research Enhancement Committee reviews of faculty proposals. Makes granting recommendations to the faculty senate as far as dedicated funds will allow. The committee comprises one faculty member per college, and meets once in each long semester.

2023 - 2024 Members

College University Research Enhancement Committee Title, Department Term Exp Chair-at large Email
Applied Arts Carrie Boden Professor, Organization, Workforce and Leadership Studies 2026
Business Jaymeen Shah Professor, Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods 2024
Education Russell Lang Professor, Curriculum & Instruction 2025
Fine Arts and Communication Tricia Burke Associate Professor, Communication Studies 2024
Health Professions Farzan Irani Professor, Communication Disorders 2026
Liberal Arts Catherine Jaffe Professor, World Languages and Literatures 2026
Science and Engineering Nihal Dharmasiri Associate Professor, Biology 2025
Liberal Arts Augustine Agwuele Professor, Anthropology 2024 Chair
Research and Federal Relations Mike Blanda Assistant Vice President, Research and Federal Relations ex officio