University Research Council

The University Research Council (URC) provides advice and assistance to the Vice President for Research on the development of research, research planning, and research policy. The URC reports to the Vice President for Research.

The URC is an advisory body that may consider any matter of policy and procedures regarding University research. The Council may make recommendations on the manner by which research is initiated and conducted in support of the primary teaching function of the University.

Members include the research deans from each college and Division of Research senior administrators.

URC Members

Dr. Gerianne Alexander
Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Department of Psychology, Office of the Dean
College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Jack Baldauf
Professor, Executive Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Research
Department of Oceanography, Office of the Dean
College of Geosciences

Dr. Larry Bellinger
Regents Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry

Dr. Robert Burghardt
Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Office of the Dean
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
Department of Health and Kinesiology, Office of the Dean
College of Education and Human Development


Professor, Assistant Dean for Research
College of Nursing

Dr. Michael Hall
Professor, Executive Associate Dean
Department of Chemistry, Office of the Dean
College of Science


Distinguished Professor, Interim Executive Associate Dean
Department of Management, Office of the Dean
Mays Business School


Regents and Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences
School of Public Health

Dr. Srinath Palakurthi
Associate Professor
Rangel College of Pharmacy

Ms. Huyen Pham
Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development
School of Law


Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Office of the Dean
Dwight Look College of Engineering

Dr. David Reed
Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Development
Department of Horticultural Sciences, Office of the Dean
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Associate Dean for Information Resources
University Libraries

Dr. Louis Tassinary
Convener of Deans
Professor, Executive Associate Dean
Department of Visualization, Office of the Dean
College of Architecture

Dr. Arnold Vedlitz
Professor, Executive Associate Dean
Office of the Dean
The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Dr. Van Wilson
Profesor, Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Office of the Dean
College of Medicine

Dr. Glen A. Laine
Chair
Vice President for Research
Division of Research

Ms. Julie Bishop
Assistant Vice President for Research
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Texas A&M Health Science Center

Dr. Karen L. Butler-Purry
Professor, Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies
Assistant Director, Power System Automation Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office of the Provost

Ms. Carol Cantrell
Senior Associate Vice President for Research
Division of Research

Dr. Peter Davies
Professor,  Director
Center for Translational Cancer Research
Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT)

Dr. Allison Ficht
Regents Professor, Senior Associate Vice President for Research
Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Division of Research


Assistant Vice President for Research
Division of Research


Professor, Senior Associate Vice President for Research
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Division of Research


Professor, Research Fellow
Department of Animal Science 
Division of Research


Associate Vice President For Federal Relations
Office of the President, Texas A&M University


Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Deputy Director
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

Dr. Patrick Louchouarn
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer and Department Head
Department of Marine Sciences
Texas A&M University at Galveston

Dr. Jon Mogford
Vice Chancellor for Research
The Texas A&M University System


Director
Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Dr. Antonietta Quigg
Professor, Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Department of Marine Biology, Department of Oceanography 
Texas A&M University at Galveston

Ms. Katherine Rojo del Busto
Associate Vice President for Research
Research Compliance Officer
Division of Research

Dr. J. Martin Scholtz
Executive Associate Vice President for Research
Division of Research

Ms. Annette Shenkir
Associate Vice President for Research
Division of Research


Associate Professor, Chair, Faculty Senate Research Committee
Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science


Professor, Research Fellow
Department of Psychology
Division of Research