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 and Associate Dean of Research
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Mary Alfred
Professor and Executive Associate Dean
Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
College of Education and Human Development

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

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

Dr. Jean Brender
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
School of Public Health

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

Dr. Costas Georghiades
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dwight Look College of Engineering

Dr. Kevin Gosselin
Assistant Dean for Research
College of Nursing

Dr. Michael Hall
Professor and Executive Associate Dean
Department of Chemistry
College of Science

Ms. Pixey Mosley
Professor of Library Science
Interim Associate Dean – Administrative and Faculty Services
University Libraries

Dr. Srinath Palakurthi
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Rangel College of Pharmacy

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

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

Dr. Bala Shetty
Professor and Executive Associate Dean
Department of Information and Operations Management
Mays Business School

Dr. Lou Tassinary
Professor and Executive Associate Dean
Department of Visualization
College of Architecture

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

Dr. Van Wilson
Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
College of Medicine

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

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

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

Dr. Allison Ficht
Regents Professor and Associate Vice President for Research
Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
College of Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center

Dr. David S. Carlson
Vice President for Research and Dean
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Texas A&M Health Science Center

Dr. Clinton Allred
Associate Department Head, Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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

Dr. J. Martin Scholtz
Executive Associate Vice President for Research and
Materials Characterization Facility Interim Director
Office of the Vice President for Research
Division of Research

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

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

Dr. Ergun Akleman
Professor
Department of Visualization
College of Architecture

Dr. Diane Hurtado
Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations
Office of the President
Texas A&M University

Dr. Karen L. Butler-Purry
Professor and Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office of the Provost

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

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

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