Research Council

Research Council

Contact: Sarah Hughes (

The Research Council is charged to formulate and continually review policies regarding research, its funding, its relation to graduate and undergraduate academic degree programs, and its service to the community. Also, the Council is charged to review the research needs of faculty, other researchers and students, and to make recommendations to facilitate the research process and productivity of the University. Further, the Council shall formulate and continually review policies on the establishment, naming, reorganization, or abolition of bureaus, centers, or institutes that do not offer programs of instruction or regularly offer courses for credit, including their relationship to graduate and undergraduate academic programs. Additionally, when it perceives problems, the Council has the power to undertake investigative studies and recommend solutions.

Past Committee Work

Council Members

Chapman, EricEx-Officio VP Research RepVPRechapman@umd.edu2019
Drew, LauraStudent MemberINELlbdrew@umd.edu2018
Eastman, MicheleEx-Officio President's RepPRESmeastman@umd.edu2019
Enekwe, BlessingEx-Officio Graduate School RepGRADblessing@umd.edu2019
Fourkas, JohnFaculty MemberCMNSfourkas@umd.edu2019
Hale, CynthiaEx-Officio Provost's RepSVPAAPchale@umd.edu2019
Holmes, AnnStaff MemberBSOSamholmes@umd.edu2019
Hultman, NathanFaculty MemberPLCYhultman@umd.edu2018
Hurtt, GeorgeChairBSOSgchurtt@umd.edu2020
Loeb, MartinFaculty MemberBMGTmploeb@umd.edu2019
Montgomery, WendyEx-Officio Director of ORA RepVPRwmont@umd.edu2019
Puett, RobinFaculty MemberSPHLrpuett@umd.edu2019
Raghavan, SrinivasaFaculty MemberENGRsraghava@umd.edu2018
Roberts, DouglasEx-Officio Undergraduate Studies RepUGSTroberts@umd.edu2019
Silverberg, JustinUndergraduate Student MemberINELjsilve13@umd.edu2018
Smith, Martha NellFaculty MemberARHUmnsmith@umd.edu2019
Stanley, PatrickGraduate Student MemberINELstanley1@umd.edu2018
Taneyhill, LisaFaculty MemberAGNRltaney@umd.edu2018
Wexler, JadeFaculty MemberEDUCjawexler@umd.edu2019