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Faculty Research and Development Committee

The Faculty Research and Development Committee is comprised of nine faculty members. The Provost, or a representative selected by the Provost, shall serve as an ex-officio member without a vote.

The committee supports and encourages faculty research, professional advancement, and development at the College. The committee also secures College-wide recognition of high quality faculty research by recommending faculty members to receive the Distinguished Research Award presented annually at Commencement. Additional responsibilities include advising the Provost concerning College programs supporting faculty research and development; to announce such programs and invite faculty to apply for support; and to recommend to the Provost awards to be made. The committee also advises the Provost, when requested, concerning proposals from faculty members for special research and development projects requiring College support. Finally, the committee serves as the patent and copyright advisory body for the College and hears individual cases involving ownership of materials subject to copyright or inventions entitled to a patent.

(Description adapted from the Faculty/Administration Manual, August 2017: Article V, Section 3.B.13)

To visit the Faculty Research and Development Committee's website for more information on submitting grant proposals, please select the following URL:


Chair: Brooke Van Horn - Chemistry and Biochemistry  (S)

Jenna Abetz - Communication

Burton Callicott - Library

Kathleen Foody - International and Intercultural Studies

Renaud Geslain - Biology

Grace Hubel - Psychology

Jessica Madariaga - Economics

Clifton Peacock - Studio Art  (S)

David Slucki - Jewish Studies

Non-voting ex-officio member: Provost (or Provost's designee)

To view the online archive of records for this committee, please view the Faculty Senate Online Archives.

Have more questions? Please contact the committee chair, Brooke Van Horn