RII 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.

Andrea K. Gerlak

Director, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

Russ Toomey

Interim Director, Institute for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

Nirav Merchant

Director, Data Science Institute

Javier Duran

Director, Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry

David Schmidtz

Director, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Joaquin Ruiz

Vice President, Global Environmental Futures

Director, Biosphere 2

Executive Director, Alfie Norville Gem / Mineral Museum

Patrick Lyons

Director, Arizona State Museum

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Hop Bailey

Program Manager, Arizona Space Institute

Jim Buizer

Interim Director, Arizona Institutes for Resilience

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