University Research Council


To review and recommend university funding for research and creative projects proposed by university faculty and fulfill the functions related to intellectual property and technology transfer outlined in Board Policy 410 ( A collateral charge involves cooperation with the college research committees in nurturing, facilitating, and encouraging the pursuit of research and creative activities on the part of individual faculty members. Moreover, this council will review any reported fraud or abuse in research at UCA in accordance with currently established policy.


Chairs of the college research committees and two full-time continuing faculty members at large, appointed by the Faculty Senate for three-year terms. The dean of the graduate school chairs this council.


Member College Term Title
Joan Simon Permanent Interim Graduate Dean, Chair
Ling He BUS Chair, College Research Committee
Debra Burris NSM  2017 Chair, College Research Committee
Mary Pearson ED Chair, College Research Committee
Adam J Bruenger HBS Chair, College Research Committee
Kim Hoffman LA Chair, College Research Committee
Joe Dull FAC Chair, College Research Committee
Melissa Smith (CLA) At-Large 2017 Faculty Senate Appointee
Ben Rowley (CNSM) At-Large 2019 Faculty Senate Appointee


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