Atkinson Selected to Advisory Board, Editor-in-chief Post

Tim Atkinson

Dr. Tim Atkinson, an assistant provost and assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas, has been elected to serve on the Grants Resource Center Advisory Board.

The Grant Resource Center provides comprehensive research and sponsored programs information services to faculty and administrators at member institutions who are pursuing federal and private funding, according to its website. The center’s board is a part of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and functions as an important link for the Washington-based GRC staff and campuses throughout the country. The GRC conferences include advisors facilitating open forum recommendations for GRC programming and resources. The GRC Advisory Board represents over 100 institutions in 44 states.

Atkinson will serve a two-year term.

The GRC includes many high caliber schools from across the country, Atkinson said. Individuals who sit on the Advisory Board are seen as advisors to the organization and act as advisors to other schools.

Atkinson was also recently selected as the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Research Administration of the Society of Research Administrators International. He will replace longtime editor, Dr. Edward Gabriel of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences who is stepping down after seven years at the helm. Atkinson has been an associate editor for the journal for six years as well as an interim chair of the Academic Review Board.

The journal is published by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and is one of only two journals focused on the art, science and scholarship of Research Administration, a subspecialty in the field of Higher Education. It is also the only journal that adheres to a strict four-stage review process. All articles are reviewed by a team of Associate Editors, an academic review board, a manuscript review committee and final editorial review. The journal is distributed all over the world to about 3,000 subscribers in almost 30 countries.