Institutes and Centers

Research, Innovation & Impact’s institutes and centers provide researchers with the infrastructure necessary to achieve far-reaching impacts. These institutions foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, government, and industry, opening opportunities for research to influence public policy and contribute to economic development in Arizona and beyond.

Brian Dodge

Director, The University of Arizona LGBTQ+ Institute

(520) 626-6317

Nirav Merchant

Director, Data Science Institute

Javier Duran

Director, Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry

Mary Rigdon

Director, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Joaquin Ruiz

Director, Biosphere 2

Executive Director, Alfie Norville Gem / Mineral Museum

Executive Director, France-Arizona Institute

Vice President, Global Environmental Futures

Stephanie Capuano

Stephanie Capuano

Sr. Director, Marketing, Communications and Engagement, Institute for the Future of Data and Computing and the Space4 Center

(520) 626-3451

Sharon Collinge

Director, Arizona Institute for Resilience

(520) 626-4345
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