Stephen F. Austin State University

Research Council

Research Council (2017/2018)

Membership

Seven elected members of the tenured or tenure-track faculty. Six of the members of the Council, one each from the academic colleges of the University, are elected from the tenured or tenure track members of the faculty of that college. One member is elected to represent the Library. The Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will be an ex-officio member of the Research Council to facilitate the administrative functions of the Research Enhancement Fund and provide proper oversight.

Chair

A faculty member, separate of the other members of the URC, is to be appointed by the Provost to chair the University Research Council for a term of 1 year. Annually the committee will make a recommendation on the new chair with preference given to faculty members having previously served on the Research Council.

Term

Each of the members of the University Research Council serves a three year term. Upon expiration of a term, the Council member is ineligible for re-election to the Council until the lapse of three years. A vacancy on the Council is filled by election.

Function

To recommend policies and procedures to encourage research activities and to improve the research environment of the University; to develop and recommend University research policies based upon state and federal laws and regulations; to recommend adjudication to variances to policies and procedures; and to develop guidelines for and recommendations of awards for internal University research grants.

Name Title Dept/College/Office Term Ends
Robert Culpepper Professor Business Aug. 2018
Tingting Xu Assistant Professor Education Aug 2019
Candace Hicks Assistant Professor Fine Arts Aug 2018
Joey Bray Associate Professor Forestry and Agriculture Aug 2019
John Hendricks Professor/Chair Liberal & Applied Arts Aug 2019
Linda Reynolds Librarian Steen Library Aug 2019
Kent Riggs Associate Professor Science & Mathematics Aug 2020
Nick Long
Chair
Associate Professor Science & Mathematics