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Mark Burns (Chair)

Alec Gallimore (Engineering)

June Howard (LSA)

Valerie Johnson (Managing Director)

Charlotte Mistretta (Dentistry)

Mary O'Riordan (Medical)

Robert Ortega (Social Work)

Ann Verhey-Henke (Public Health)

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Art and Design

Mahendra Kumar, Chief Administrative Officer


Charlotte Mistretta

Russell Taichman, Associate Dean for Research

Pat Schultz, Research Projects and Ph.D. Training Manager


Elizabeth Moje, Associate Dean for Research


Dawn Tilbury, Associate Dean for Research

Linda Forsyth, CoE Research Administration Expert

Ford (Public Policy)

Marcy Brighton, Chief Administrative Officer

Alexandra Thebaud, Business Manager


Paul Resnick, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Rebecca O'Brien, Director of Research Administration


Greg Cartee, Associate Dean for Research

Elizabeth Tropiano, Contract and Grant Specialist


Dan Crane, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research

Life Sciences Institute

Anna Schork, Managing Director

LSA – Humanities

Anne Curzan, Associate Dean for Humanities

Peggy Westrick, Research Process Senior Manager

LSA – Natural Sciences

Douglas Richstone, Associate Dean for Natural Sciences

Peggy Westrick, Research Process Senior Manager

LSA – Social Sciences

Liz Cole, Associate Dean for Social Sciences

Peggy Westrick, Research Process Senior Manager


Steve Kunkel, Associate Dean for Research

Jessica Durkin, Associate Director of Administration for Research

Music, Theatre and Dance

Marie McCarthy, Director of Research

Natural Resources and Environment

Maria Lemos, Associate Dean for Research

Shelly Baczkowski, Business Manager


Janean Holden, Associate Dean for Research and Global Affairs

Lori Stautz, Business Manager


David Sherman, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Janet Mitchell, Research Process Coordinator

Public Health

John Meeker, Associate Dean for Research

Ross (Business)

Wallace Hopp, Associate Dean of Faculty and Research

Teresa Herrick, Reserach Process Coordinator

Social Work

Joseph Himle, Associate Dean for Research

Scott Stanfill, Reserach Services Manager

Taubman (Architecture and Urban Planning)

Geoffrey Thun, Associate Dean for Research

Katie Abdou, Contract and Grant Specialist

University Libraries System

Elaine Westbrook, Associate University Librarian for Research

Nerea Llamas, Librarian, Graduate Library

Jane Blumenthal, Director of Taubman Health Sciences Library and Associate University Librarian

University of Michigan Office of Research Units

Brian Fowlkes, Associate Vice President for Research, Health Science

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