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APLU’s Council on Research Names New Cohort of CoR Research Leader Fellows

August 26, 2019

The APLU Council on Research has named eight rising research leaders to its third cohort of CoR Research Leader Fellows. APLU’s Council on Research (CoR), which is comprised of senior research officers at the nation’s public research universities, created the fellowship to enable individuals aspiring to become vice presidents, vice chancellors, or vice provosts for research to develop critical new knowledge and skills. The new fellows, who join two previous cohorts of fellows, were selected earlier this summer and introduced at the 2019 CECE-CoR Joint Summer Meeting at Penn State.
 

“I am pleased to welcome the third cohort of stellar CoR Research Leader Fellows,” said University of California, San Diego Vice Chancellor for Research Sandra Brown, who serves as Chair of CoR. “I thank CoR members for the mentorship and guidance they’ve provided to the first two cohorts of fellows. I know they will continue to take an active role in the development of our eight new fellows.”
 

The CoR Research Leader Fellowship helps rising research leaders develop expertise in areas outside of their current research-related responsibilities. Because many universities have segmented research support organizations, rising research leaders often oversee relatively confined areas such as research administration, research development, research compliance, research communication, economic development, or sponsored programs. The fellowship allows rising research leaders to gain expertise outside of their respective portfolios and fosters connections with CoR’s extensive network of senior research officers through site visits and participation in CoR meetings. The fellowship lasts 18 months.
 

“We’re thrilled to welcome our new cohort of fellows,” said APLU Executive Vice President Howard Gobstein, who leads the association’s research policy and STEM education efforts. “We applaud this year’s fellows for their remarkable achievements to date. The CoR Fellows program is designed to help them take their leadership to the next level. The fellowships are a critically important CoR effort, helping to cultivate the next generation of public research university leaders and build institutional capacity.”
 

The 2019 CoR Research Leader Fellows are:

  • William Anderson Jr., Associate Vice President, Office of Research & Economic Development, Florida International University.
  • Geeta Dutta, Assistant Vice President for Research Advancement and Partnerships, Washington State University.
  • Rupa Iyer, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, College of Technology, University of Houston.
  • Sheena Murphy, Associate Vice President for Research Development, West Virginia University.
  • Martina Nieswandt, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Anshuman “AR” Razdan, Associate Vice President for Research Development, University of Delaware.
  • Constance Schall, Associate Vice President for Research, University of Toledo.
  • David Vorp, Associate Dean for Research, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.
     

Please contact APLU Executive Vice President Howard Gobstein with any questions about the fellowship.

  • Council on Research

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