Research Advisory Council

The Research Advisory Council (RAC) provides high-level advice on the strategies and tactics to grow the University’s research enterprise towards the Never Settle goals. The Council shall communicate actively with their colleagues to facilitate information dissemination and campus discussion.

2014 - 2015 Roster

The Research Advisory Council consists of researchers from across disciplines.

Neal Armstrong
Regents Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, & Optical Sciences 
Associate Vice President for Research

Photo of Jennifer BartonJennifer Barton
Professor Biomedical Engineering 
Interim Director, BIO5 Institute

Photo of Harry BarrettHarry Barrett
Regents Professor of Medical Imaging, Optical Sciences & Mathematics

Photo of Tamal BoseTamal Bose
Professor & Department Head of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Photo of Andrew CapaldiAndrew Capaldi
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Photo of Erica CorralErica Corral 
Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering Department
Chair, Research Policy Committee, UA Faculty Senate

Photo of Beatrice DupuyBeatrice Dupuy
Professor of French & Foreign Language Education in the Department of French & Italian

Picture of Lynn GeraldLynn Gerald
Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair, Professor, & Scientist in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences in College of Public Health

Picture of Carol GregorioCarol Gregorio
Department Head, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Vice Dean, Innovation and Development
Co-Director, Sarver Heart Center
Chair of the Faculty, UA Faculty Senate

Picture of Michael HammerMichael Hammer
Research Scientist in the Arizona Research Laboratories Division of Biotechnology

Picture of Buell JannuziBuell Jannuzi
Professor & Head of the Department of Astronomy, Director of Steward Observatory

Picture of Bruce JohnsonBruce Johnson
Professor & Department Head of Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies. Co-Director of UA STEM Learning Center & Director of Earth Education Research & Evaluation Team

Picture of Raina MaierRaina Maier
Professor, Department of Soil Water & Environmental Science

Picture of Katharine MartinezKatharine Martinez
Director, Center for Creative Photography

Picture of Lynn NadelLynn Nadel
Regents' Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science & Chair of the Faculty

Picture of Jonathan OverpeckJonathan Overpeck
Co-Director, Institute of the Environment
University Wide Institute/Center Representative

Picture of Todd ProebstingTodd Proebsting
Professor and Head of Department of Computer Science

Picture of Cecilia RosalesCecilia Rosales
Assistant Dean, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Picture of Christopher ScottChristopher Scott
Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; Professor, School of Geography and Development; Distinguished Scholar, UA 1885 Society

Picture of Donata VercelliDonata Vercelli 
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Department of Immunobiology College of Medicine

Strategic Planning Sessions

As we approach the kick-off of our strategic planning sessions, we want to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge the role of the Research Advisory Council (RAC) in making sure these sessions are a success. We had the opportunity to discuss the planning process at our RAC meeting in April and since then have asked for—and received—nominations from throughout campus of faculty and appointed personnel who want to be involved in the workshops. We will also be asking RAC members to sit on at least one of the planning sessions. The sessions include: