About the Division

The division is committed to a truly comprehensive university where students, researchers, and inventors bring scholarship and innovation to bear for the benefit of the community, the state, and the nation.

Jack G. Baldauf

Vice President for Research

As vice president for research, Jack Baldauf leads in the delivery of strategic support to further the University’s research mission, facilitate collaborations to increase federal funding, strengthen the research infrastructure, encourage commercialization partnerships, and ensure research compliance.

More about the Vice President for Research

Texas A&M is one of the world’s leading research universities. The Division of Research will advance and strengthen all aspects of the research enterprise by implementing an enhanced, integrated, and strategic approach to:

  • Capitalize on our research strengths and knowledge to deliver solutions to real world problems
    • Grow our resources, infrastructure, data, and technology
    • Align opportunities with potential collaborators and research teams
    • Support interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary collaborations to advance research
    • Increase federal, state, and private funding
    • Provide research support to faculty
  • Build capacity through collaborations
    • Internally and externally
  • Promote and ensure the highest standards of research integrity in proposing, conducting, and reporting research, and promote and facilitate safe, ethical, and scholarly activity that reflects the university’s mission
  • Increase communication and enhance visibility with stakeholders to promote the value of research and the research enterprise

Senior Administrative Leadership Team

Jack G. Baldauf

Vice President for Research
Office of the Vice President for Research

Gerianne Alexander

Associate Vice President For Research
Office of the Vice President for Research

Matt Fry

Associate Vice President
Office of the Vice President for Research

Katherine Rojo del Busto

Associate Vice President 
Office of the Vice President for Research

Annette Shenkir

Associate Vice President 
Office of the Vice President for Research

Kristi Billinger

Executive Director
Sponsored Research Services

Susan Wolff

Director
Research Communications

Faculty Research Organizations

The Council of Principal Investigators (CPI)

Works with administration to provide an effective and efficient research organization to achieve the goal of being nationally recognized and competitive in research and teaching.

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.