University Research Council

The University Research Council (URC) advises the Vice Provost for Research and the Provost about issues that affect the research success of our students, faculty, and staff.  The VPR appoints faculty members for a three-year term.

David Blustein
Professor, LSOE

Dunwei Wang
Associate Professor, Chemistry

Gail Kineke
Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Guillermo Nunez
Executive Director of Research Administration

Jason Wen
Director, Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing

Jiin-Yu Chen
Associate Director, Research Integrity & Postdoctoral Affairs

Kay Scholzman
Professor, Political Science

Philip Strahan
Chairperson, Carroll School of Management

Richard Clifford
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament

Summer Hawkins
Associate Professor, Health & Mental Health

Thomas Chiles
Professor and Deluca Chair of Biology
Vice Provost for Research & Academic Planning

Alicia Munnell
Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences

James Bernauer
Professor, Philosophy

Patricia Doherty
Director, Institute for Scientific Research 

Tim Van Opijnen
Associate Professor, Biology