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Kevin C. Cooke, Ph.D.
Director, Research Policy

Ny'lyjah Cain
Senior Associate, STEM Education & Research Policy

COR 2019 Meetings

Presentations from 2019 CoR meetings can be found below. Please click each title to view the presentation.

November 10 – November 12, 2019 in San Diego, California

Diversifying the Professoriate: Understanding the Issues Institutions Face and What Representation Really Means

  • Gina Sanchez Gibau, Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Anthropology, IUPUI
  • Douglas Haynes, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Director, UCI ADVANCE Program; and Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
  • Beth Ruedi, Director of Operations, SEA Change, American Association for the Advancement of Science 
  • J. Luke Wood, Chief Diversity Officer and Distinguished Professor of Education, San Diego State University
  • Moderator: Tonya Peeples, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, College of Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

The Role of Universities in Catalyzing Manufacturing Innovation and Competitiveness

  • Mridul Gautam, Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Matt O’Keefe, Executive Director, Center for Manufacturing Excellence, University of Mississippi
  • Phil Weilerstein, President, VentureWell
  • Moderator: Patrick D. Gallagher, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

Cloudy with a Risk of Severe Conditions: Forecasting Prospects of Federal Research Funding into the Future

Promotion and Tenure for Public Engagement and Societal Benefit 

  • Roger Brindley, USF System Vice President, USF World, University of South Florida
  • David Conover, Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Oregon
  • Duane Nellis, President, Ohio University
  • Moderator: Karen Hanson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Minnesota

Protecting U.S. Science from Undue Foreign Influence

Public Impact Research Report Launch

  • Abhijit Afzalpurkar, Director, Innovation Partnerships, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • David Graham, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad, California
  • Robin Kaler, Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Gabriel López, Vice President for Research, University of New Mexico
  • Moderator: Sandra Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California, San Diego

    Download the Public Impact Research: Engaged Universities Making the Difference report here.

Institutional Models for Securing Academic Research (Closed Session)

  • Simon J. Atkinson, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Kansas
  • Mary Croughan, Vice President for Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Nicholas P. Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Moderator: Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, University of Florida

Presentations from the 2019 CECE-CoR Joint Summer Meeting can be found below. Please click each title to view the presentation.

2019 CECE-CoR Joint Summer Meeting

June 16 - June 19, 2019
The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center at Pennsylvania State University
215 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA 16803

Click here to download the FINAL 2019 CECE-CoR Joint Summer Meeting agenda (CoR programming only).

Click here to download to the pre-conference New and Future VPR Workshop agenda.


APLU gratefully recognizes Academic Analytics and BioRAFT for their sponsorship of the 2019 CoR Summer Meeting.


Workshop Presentations

Unpacking the Position of Vice President/Provost/Chancellor for Research

  • Mark McLellan, Vice President for Research, Portland State University

The U.S. Is Purging Chinese Cancer Researchers From Top Institutions, Bloomberg Businessweek, June 13, 2019


CECE-CoR Summer Meeting

Presidents' Perspective: Strengthening Research and Economic and Community Engagement (Joint Session with CECE)

  • Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Judy Genshaft, President, University of South Florida
  • Neville Pinto, President, University of Cincinnati
  • Moderator: Eric Barron, President, Pennsylvania State University

CECE-CoR Open Forum (Joint Session with CECE)

  • Moderator: Jan Weisenberger, Senior Associate Vice President for Research, The Ohio State University
  • Moderator: Jim Weyhenmeyer, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Auburn University

Addressing Community Problems through Undergraduate Student Entrepreneurship (Joint Session with CECE)

  • Juan Barraza, Director of Student Innovation, Portland State University
  • Steve Brawley, President/CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA
  • Rachel Jagoda Burnette, Program Officer, Lemelson Foundation
  • John Gershenson, Director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program, Pennsylvania State University
  • Moderator: Lee Erickson, Chief Amplifier, Happy Valley Launchbox

Public Impact-Focused Research (Joint Session with CECE)

  • Facilitator: Sandra Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California, San Diego
  • Facilitator: Janet Nelson, Vice President for Research, University of Idaho

Reclaiming the Public's Trust through Public Engagement in Research (Joint Session with CECE)

  • Erica Palma Kimmerling, Helman Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Julie Risien, Associate Director, Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, Oregon State University
  • Laurie Van Egeren, Assistant Provost for University-Community Partnerships, Michigan State University
  • Moderator: Paul Roben, Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation and Commercialization, University of California, San Diego

Sexual Harassment in Academia

Preventing Sexual Harassment in Academic Science, Engineering & Medicine: The Facts, EducationCounsel

Responding to Undue Foreign Influence and Security Concerns on Campus

Best Practices for Centers and Institutes

  • Ramesh Kolluru, Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Theresa Mayer, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Virginia Tech
  • Karl Steiner, Vice President for Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Open Data and Public Access

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in the Research Enterprise