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Research and Innovation Council

Virginia Tech's Senior 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

Vince Baranauskas portrait.

Vince Baranauskas

Senior Research Development Coordinator,
Research and Innovation

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

Luiz da Silva portrait.

Luiz da Silva

Executive Director,
Commonwealth Cyber Initiatives

Zachary Doerzaph portrait.

Zachary Doerzaph

Executive 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
 

Lindsey Haugh portrait.

Lindsey Haugh


Senior Director,
Marketing and Communication
Research and Innovation

Randy Heflin portrait.

Randy Heflin

Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation

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

Leslie LaConte portrait.

Leslie LaConte

Associate Dean for Research,
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Lisa M. Lee portrait.

Lisa M. Lee

Associate Vice President,
Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance

Steve Mcknight portrait.

Steve McKnight

Vice President,

Strategic Research Alliances

X.J. Meng portrait.

X.J. Meng

Interim Executive Director,
Fralin Life Sciences Institute

Laurel Miner portrait.

Laurel Miner

Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff,
Office for Research and Innovation

Robert Moore portrait.

Robert Moore

Director,
Macromolecules Institute

John Morris portrait.

John Morris

Associate Dean for Research,
College of Science

Saied Mostaghimi portrait.

Saied Mostaghimi

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

Eric Paterson portrait.

Eric Paterson

Executive Director,
Virginia Tech National Security Institute

Hal Irvin portrait.

Erin Poff

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

Jon Porter portrait.

Jon Porter

Associate Vice President,

Strategic Research Alliances

Trudy Riley portrait.

Trudy Riley

Associate Vice President,
Office of Sponsored Programs

Hal Irvin portrait.

Karen Roberto

Executive Director,
Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment

Brandy Salmon portrait.

Brandy Salmon

Associate Vice President,
Innovation and Partnerships

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

Photo not available.

John Forte

President and Chief Executive Officer, Applied Research Corporation

 

Guru Ghosh portrait.

Guru Ghosh

Vice President,
Outreach and International Affairs

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Rebekah Gunn

Director,
Government Relations
Roanoke Community Relations

 

Alexander Leonessa portrait.

Alex Leonessa

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

 

Brett Malone portrait.

Brett Malone

President,
Corporate Research Center

Photo not available graphic.

Bernadette Mondy

Interim Assistant Vice President,
Environmental Health and Saftey

Ginny Panabacker portrait.  Photo credit: Roanoke Times.

Ginny Pannabecker

Director,
Research Collaboration and Engagement

Jon Porter portrait.

Charlie Phlegar

Vice President,
Advancement

Photo not available.

Wayne Scales

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
College of Engineering

Aimée Surprenant portrait.

Aimée Surprenant

Vice President and Dean,
Graduate School

Keri Swaby portrait.

Keri Swaby

Director,
Undergaduate Research

Don Taylor portrait.

Don Taylor

Executive Vice Provost,
Provost

Photo not available graphic.

Chris Yianilos

Vice President,
Government Community Relations 

Department Heads

Bob Cohen portrait.

Bob Cohen

Department Head of Biological Sciences,
College of Science

Photo not available graphic.

Kristin Gehsmann

School of Education,

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Photo not available graphic.

Ching-Hsun Huang

Sustainable Biomaterials,
College of Natural Resources and Environment

Photo not available graphic.

Tim Kring

Entomology,
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Margie Lee portrait.

Margie Lee

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

Photo not available graphic.

Sarah Parker

Chair,
Entomology,
Department of Health Systems and Implementation Science

Eileen Van Aken portrait.

Eileen Van Aken

Department Head of Industrial and Systems Engineering,
College of Engineering

Photo not available graphic.

Phil Xiang

Hospitality and Tourism,
Pamplin College of Business