Research Council

Research Council

Chair: George Hurtt (
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

Cadou, ChristopherFacultyENGRcadou@umd.edu2020
Chapman, EricEx-Officio - VP Research RepVPRechapman@umd.edu2020
Eastman, MicheleEx-Officio - President's RepPRESmeastman@umd.edu2020
Elmqvist, NiklasFacultyINFOelm@umd.edu2021
Enekwe, BlessingEx-Officio - Graduate School RepGRADblessing@umd.edu2020
Hacquard, ValentineFacultyARHUhacquard@umd.edu2021
Hale, CynthiaEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPchale@umd.edu2020
Hurtt, GeorgeChairBSOSgchurtt@umd.edu2020
Lamb, RachelGraduate StudentBSOSrachlamb@terpmail.umd.edu2020
Mize, RubieStaffAGNRrgmize@umd.edu2021
Montgomery, WendyEx-Officio - Director of ORA RepVPRwmont@umd.edu2020
Pack, MichaelFacultyENGRpackml@umd.edu2020
Pietro, KyleStudentSPHLkpietro@umd.edu2020
Roberts, DouglasEx-Officio - Undergraduate Studies RepUGSTroberts@umd.edu2020
Shah, VeerajUndergraduate StudentCMNSvshah1@umd.edu2020
Stewart, KathleenFacultyBSOSstewartk@umd.edu2021
Taneyhill, LisaFacultyAGNRltaney@umd.edu2020
Upadhyaya, ArpitaFacultyCMNSarpitau@umd.edu2021
Vogel, KathleenFacultyPLCYkvogel12@umd.edu2021