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Research Advisory Board

Last Updated: November 29, 2017

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Contact Name

Dr. Tanju Karanfil, Vice President for Research (


The Research Advisory Board provides advice and representation on issues affecting the University's research efforts. The Research Advisory Board will provide the Vice President for Research with direct faculty input on procedural matters to enhance the quality of scholarly endeavors and growth of research programs under the Vice President for Research's direction. The Research Advisory Board will be expected to transcend unit and college lines to promote shared values, and to represent a cohesive point of view to the Vice President for Research. 

Faculty Manual Reference

Chapter VII 

Report Due Date


Meeting Frequency

At least three times each academic year and once during the summer. A special meeting can be called by the chair, Vice President for Research, or by a third of the advisory board's members in order to manage the Research Advisory Board's business. 

Membership Composition

Seat TypeQuantityTerm LengthDate of Term InitiationSeat Filling MechanismVoting or Non-Voting
Chair 1 NA Elected by voting members of the Advisory Board Non-Voting
Regular Faculty Member and the Library 8 3 years Elected by faculty accorded voting rights by each college's bylaws; Elected by Librarian faculty accorded voting rights by Library bylaws Voting
Current Chair of the Faculty Senate Research Committee (or designee) 1 Voting
Vice President for Research 1 Non-Voting

Membership List (Last updated November 29, 2017)

NameEmailSeat TypeDepartment and CollegeAppointment DateTerm Expires
Tanju Karanfil Non-Voting
Megan Sheffield Megan Sheffield Voting University Libraries
Antonis Katsiyannis Antonis Katsiyannis Voting Education
Brian Powell Brian Powell Voting ECAS
Christopher Parkinson Christopher Parkinson Voting Science
Lori Dickes Lori Dickes Voting BSHS
Lawrence Fredendall Lawrence Fredendall Voting Business
Lee Morrissey Lee Morrissey Voting AAH
Sarah White Sarah White Voting AFLS
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