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Research and Innovation Council

Virginia Tech's Vice President for Research and Innovation Dan Sui convenes thought leaders across campus who have a role and interest in research, including associate deans for research, research institute directors, associate vice presidents of research and innovation, academic vice presidents of graduate studies and strategic alliances, among others.

With monthly meetings focusing on administrative and visionary components of research, this forum provides an opportunity for discussions from operational to strategic, parallel to the provost-convened Academic Affairs Council.

Council Members

S. Ansar Ahmed portrait.

S. Ansar Ahmed

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies,
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Myra Blanco portrait.

Myra Blanco

Director,
Advancement, Partnerships, and Outreach
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Kevin Carlson portrait.

Kevin Carlson

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs,
Pamplin College of Business

 

Zachary Doerzaph portrait.

Zachary Doerzaph

Director,
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Hal Irvin portrait.

Stefan Duma

Director,
Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Tom Ewing portrait.

Tom Ewing

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies,
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Mike Friedlander portrait.

Mike Friedlander

Executive Director,
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kevin Goyne portrait.

Keith Goyne

Associate Dean for Research,
College of Natural Resources and Environment
 

Randy Heflin portrait.

Randy Heflin

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies,
College of Science

Terry Herdman

Terry Herdman

Associate Vice President,
Advanced Research Computing

Hal Irvin portrait.

Matt Hulver

Executive Director,
Fralin Life Sciences Institute

Hal Irvin portrait.

Hal Irvin

Associate Vice  President,
Health, Science, and Technology
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion

R. Benjamin Knapp portrait.

R. Benjamin Knapp

Director,
Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

Lisa M. Lee portrait.

Lisa M. Lee

Associate Vice President,
Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance

Laurel Miner portrait.

Laurel Miner

Chief of Staff,
Office for Research and Innovation

Robert Moore portrait.

Robert Moore

Director,
Macromolecules Institute

Saied Mostaghimi portrait.

Saied Mostaghimi

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies,
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Eric Paterson portrait.

Eric Paterson

Director,
Virginia Tech National Security Institute

Hal Irvin portrait.

Erin Poff

Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance,
College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Hal Irvin portrait.

Karen Roberto

Director,
Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment

Trudy Riley portrait.

Trudy Riley

Associate Vice President,
Office of Sponsored Programs

Brandy Salmon portrait.

Brandy Salmon

Associate Vice President,
Innovation and Partnerships

Luiz da Silva portrait.

Luiz da Silva

Executive Director,
Commonwealth Cyber Initiatives

Dave Schabdach portrait.

Dave Schabdach

Associate Vice President,
Animal Resources and Care
Attending University Veterinarian

Pamela VandeVord portrait.

Pam VandeVord

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies,
College of Engineering

 

Sarah Whitt portrait.

Sarah Whitt

Director of Sponsored Research,
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion

Yang Zhang portrait.

Yang Zhang

Associate Dean for Research,
College of Architecture and Urban Studies

 

Guests

Catherine Amelink portrait.

Catherine Amelink

Associate Vice Provost,
Learning Systems, Innovation, and Effectiveness

 

Lance Collins portrait.

Lance Collins

Vice President and Executive Director,
Innovation Campus

Aimée Surprenant portrait.

Aimée Surprenant

Vice President and Dean,
Graduate School

Photo not available.

John Forte

President and Chief Executive Officer, Applied Research Corporation

 

Lance Franklin portrait.

Lance Franklin

Assistant Vice President,
Environmental Health and Safety

Guru Ghosh portrait.

Guru Ghosh

Vice President,
Outreach and International Affairs

Brett Malone portrait.

Brett Malone

President,
Corporate Research Center

Steve Mcknight portrait.

Steve McKnight

Vice President,
Strategic Alliances

Ginny Panabacker portrait.  Photo credit: Roanoke Times.

Ginny Pannabecker

Director,
Research Collaboration and Engagement

Jon Porter portrait.

Jon Porter

Associate Vice President,
Strategic Alliances

Photo not available.

Wayne Scales

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
College of Engineering

Keri Swaby portrait.

Keri Swaby

Director,
Undergaduate Research

Don Taylor portrait.

Don Taylor

Executive Vice Provost,
Provost

Department Heads

Bob Cohen portrait.

Bob Cohen

Department Head of Biological Sciences,
College of Science

Renee LeClair portrait.

Renee LeClair

Associate Professor of Basic Science Education,
School of Medicine

Margie Lee portrait.

Margie Lee

Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology,
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary

Eileen Van Aken portrait.

Eileen Van Aken

Department Head of Industrial and Systems Engineering,
College of Engineering