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


Professor, Executive Associate Dean
Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
College of Medicine

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

Professor, Associate Dean for Research
College of Nursing

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

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

Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Henry Fadamiro
Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer
Texas A&M AgriLife Research


Distinguished Professor, Acting Dean
Department of Management, Office of the Dean
Mays Business School


Professor, Vice Dean of College Station Campus
Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

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


Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Visualization, Office of the Dean
College of Architecture

Ms. Huyen Pham, J.D.
Professor and 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


Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health


Associate Dean for Information Resources
University Libraries

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

Dr. Arnold Vedlitz
Professor 
Department of Public Service and Administration
The Bush School of Government and Public Service 


Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Meteorology, Office of the Dean
College of Geosciences

Dr. Jack Baldauf
Vice President for Research
Division of Research 

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


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

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


Professor, Associate Provost and Dean
Graduate and Professional School

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

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

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

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


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

Dr. Candice Jongsma
Director, Multidisciplinary Project Development
Research Development Services, Division of Research


Associate Executive Director
Division of Research

Dr. Jorja Kimball
Executive Director of Sponsored Research Services
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


Associate Vice President for Research
Division of Research 

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

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


Professor, Executive Associate Dean
College of Science