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

Chapman, EricEx-Officio - VP Research RepVPRechapman@umd.edu2022
Chung, PeterFacultyENGRpchung15@umd.edu2022
Eastman, MicheleEx-Officio - President's RepPRESmeastman@umd.edu2022
Enekwe, BlessingEx-Officio - Graduate School RepGRADblessing@umd.edu2022
Gammons, RachelFacultyLIBRrgammons@umd.edu2023
Gutierrez Razo, SandraGraduate StudentINELsgutierr@umd.edu2022
Harris, AndrewFacultyCMNSaharris1@umd.edu2023
Hu, MingFacultyARCHmhu2008@umd.edu2022
Montgomery, WendyEx-Officio - Director of ORA RepVPRwmont@umd.edu2022
Paglioni, VincentStudentENGRpaglioni@umd.edu2022
Pate, AmyFacultyBSOSapate@umd.edu2022
Roberts, DouglasEx-Officio - Undergraduate Studies RepUGSTroberts@umd.edu2022
Sapkota, AmirFacultySPHLamirsap@umd.edu2023
Shapiro, DebraFacultyBMGTdshapiro@umd.edu2022
Stein, AmandaStaffINEL2023
Taneyhill, LisaChairAGNRltaney@umd.edu2023
Thompson, MelissaEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPmelissa@umd.edu2022
Zhao, Ji-ChengFacultyENGRjczhao@umd.edu2024