Research Development Advisory Council

The Research Development Advisory Council was inaugurated in 2006. Its members are Associate/Assistant Deans for Research or individuals who hold comparable responsibilities for research development within their respective academic College/School. Council members represent the research interests of each of the academic Schools and Colleges at VCU, make policy recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and serve as a conduit of information from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPR) back to their constituencies. The Council meets regularly with the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Associate Vice President for Research Development to address topics of specific interest to the VCU research enterprise, to discuss policy issues, and to identify resources and supports necessary for increasing the strength and competitiveness of VCU as a research university. Affiliate non-voting members are appointed to ReDAC on a case-by-case basis by the Vice President for Research and Innovation in consultation with the academic vice presidents.

VCU Research Development Advisory Council:

Dr. Francis Macrina
Vice President for Research and Innovation

Dr. John Ryan
Associate Vice President for Research Development

Dr. Henry Brownstein
Associate Dean for Research, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Sarah B. Cunningham
Executive Director for Research, School of the Arts

Dr. Michael S. Donnenberg
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Research Training, School of Medicine

Dr. Jose Dula
Director of Research, School of Business

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Farmer
Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work

Dr. Ram Gupta
Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering

Dr. Aron Lichtman
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, School of Pharmacy

Dr. Deborah McGuire
Associate Dean for Research, School of Nursing

Dr. Brian McMahon
Associate Dean of Research, School of Allied Health Professions

Dr. Harvey Schenkein
Assistant Dean for Research, School of Dentistry

Dr. Deborah Speece
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, School of Education

Dr. Robert Tombes
Vice Provost for Life Sciences and Research

Dr. Scott Gronert
Associate Dean for Research, College of Humanities and Sciences

Affiliates

Dr. Douglas Boudinot
Dean, Graduate School

Dr. Valerie Holton
Director of Community-Engaged Research, Office of Community Engagement