Responsibilities include:

  • Foster a culture of excellence in research through scholarship and creative activities

  • Encourage all department members who are eligible to aggressively pursue external funding opportunities

  • Ensure that research is carried out in compliance with all federal, state, and university laws and regulations

  • Oversee staff to ensure that research grant proposals are submitted and administered in compliance with university policies

  • Interact with the Office of Research, the Office of Sponsored Programs, and the Grants and Contracts office as necessary to promote the research goals of the department

  • Coordinate with the Dean’s office on limited submission research opportunities that require University approval

  • Oversee faculty who have aspirations for creating Centers and other research entities

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