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Research Committee

Purpose:. The Research Committee works with the Associate Vice Provost for Research to support faculty scholarship at the University. It makes recommendations to the Faculty Affairs Committee and sponsors programs to enhance scholarship.


  • Sami Najafi, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Analytics, 2020-23 (Chair)
  • Eric Tillman, Associate Vice Provost for Research (ex officio)
  • Hsin-I Cheng, Associate Professor of Communication, 2021-24
  • Christopher Bacon, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, 2022-24
  • Korin Wheeler, Professor of Chemistry, 2022-25
  • Michelle Burnham, Professor of English, 2022-25
  • TBD, one-year faculty replacement for 2022-23
  • Samantha Herman (admin support, non-voting participant)