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.

URC Bylaws

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

URC Members

Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Chemistry, Office of the Dean
Texas A&M Qatar

Dr. Jane L. Bolin
Professor, Associate Dean for Research
School of Nursing

Dr. Mike Criscitiello
Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Office of the Dean
School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Chendil Damodaran
Professor, Associate Dean for Research Innovation
Irma Lerma Rangel School of Pharmacy

Dr. Darren DePoy
Professor, Associate Dean for Research Infrastructure
Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Arts & Science

Dr. Maria C. Escobar-LemmonProfessor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Political Science, Office of the Dean
Bush School of Government and Public Service

Dr. Henry Fadamiro
Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Entomology, Office of the Dean
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dr. Jeffrey Liew
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Department of Educational Psychology, Office of the Dean
School of Education and Human Development

Dr. Sean McGuire
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Accounting, Office of the Dean
Mays Business School


Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Visualization, Office of the Dean
School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts

Dr. Prabhakar Pagilla
Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Office of the Dean
College of Engineering

Ms. Huyen Pham, J.D.
Professor, Associate Dean for Research
School of Law

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

Dr. Tiffany Radcliff
Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health

Dr. Paula Shireman
Professor, Executive Associate Dean
Office of the Dean
School of Medicine

Dr. Kathy Svoboda
Regents Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Research
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Office of the Dean
School of Dentistry

Dr. Fuhui Tong
Interim Associate Provost and Dean
Graduate & Professional Studies


Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Office of the Dean
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jack Baldauf, Chair
Vice President for Research
Division of Research 

Dr. Gerianne M. Alexander
Professor, Associate Vice President for Research
Department of Psychology
Division of Research 


Professor and Chair, Faculty Senate Research Committee
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences 

Dr. Debjyoti Banerjee (CPI Liaison)
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering

Dr. Joe Elabd
Vice Chancellor for Research
The Texas A&M University System

Mr. Matt Fry, J.D. 
Assistant Vice President for Research
Division of Research


Associate Executive Director
Texas A&M Research Administration, Division of Research

Dr. Jorja Kimball
Executive Director
Research Development Services, Division of Research


Deputy Director
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

Dr. Jon Mogford
Senior Vice President and CEO
Texas A&M Health

Dr. Ken Ramos
Professor and Executive Director
Institute of Biosciences and Technology

Ms. Katherine A. Rojo del Busto, J.D.
Associate Vice President for Research
Research Compliance Officer
Division of Research

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

Dr. Mark J. Zoran
Professor, Executive Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences