Senior Administrators

Vice President Research

Frank CalzonettiFrank J. Calzonetti, Ph.D.


Dr. Calzonetti assumed the role as Vice President of Research at the University of Toledo in September 2016.

Prior to his current leadership role, Dr. Calzonetti was Vice President of Government Affairs, an administrative position he has held since July 2011.  

Before joining UT in 2000, he was the Director of the West Virginia EPSCoR program under Governor Cecil Underwood and held numerous administrative positions at West Virginia University for over 20 years. 

Dr. Calzonetti is the author of three books on energy facility siting and over 40 refereed journal articles in the areas of energy facility siting, industrial location and regional development.  He also was the principal investigator and project manager of over $12 million in research funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Army Research Office, Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Commerce, American Electric Power Service Corporation, and the State of West Virginia.

Dr. Calzonetti holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Oklahoma, an M.A. in geography from Wayne State University, and a B.A. in history from Wayne State University.  Calzonetti is a frequent speaker on the role of universities in economic development and has spoken and testified in hearings at the White House, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and at the state legislative committees in Ohio and West Virginia.

Last Updated: 11/17/17