Research Council

Research Council

Chair: Lisa Taneyhill (
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

Bezilla, CharleeStudentINELcmredman@terpmail.umd.edu2021
Bui, NgocUndergraduate StudentCMNSnbui9@terpmail.umd.edu2021
Chapman, EricEx-Officio - VP Research RepVPRechapman@umd.edu2021
Chung, PeterFacultyENGRpchung15@umd.edu2022
Eastman, MicheleEx-Officio - President's RepPRESmeastman@umd.edu2021
Elmqvist, NiklasFacultyINFOelm@umd.edu2021
Enekwe, BlessingEx-Officio - Graduate School RepGRADblessing@umd.edu2021
Hacquard, ValentineFacultyARHUhacquard@umd.edu2021
Hale, CynthiaEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPchale@umd.edu2021
Henry, GraceGraduate StudentINELghenry@umd.edu2021
Hu, MingFacultyARCHmhu2008@umd.edu2022
Mize, RubieStaffAGNRrgmize@umd.edu2021
Montgomery, WendyEx-Officio - Director of ORA RepVPRwmont@umd.edu2021
Pate, AmyFacultyBSOSapate@umd.edu2022
Roberts, DouglasEx-Officio - Undergraduate Studies RepUGSTroberts@umd.edu2021
Shapiro, DebraFacultyBMGTdshapiro@umd.edu2022
Stewart, KathleenFacultyBSOSstewartk@umd.edu2021
Taneyhill, LisaChairAGNRltaney@umd.edu2023
Upadhyaya, ArpitaFacultyCMNSarpitau@umd.edu2021