Chief of Staff/Vice President of Government Relations
|Frank J. Calzonetti, Ph.D.
Dr. Calzonetti is Professor of Geography and Vice President of Government Relations at The University of Toledo, an administrative position he has held since July 2011. Prior to this position, Dr. Calzonetti served as the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at UT where he was responsible for the promotion of research and building the university’s technology transfer and business incubation program. In this position Calzonetti was responsible for several research institutes and chaired the University Research Council.
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, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Commerce, American Electric Power Service Corporation, and State of West Virginia.
Dr. Calzonetti holds a Ph.D. in geography from The University of Oklahoma’s College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences (1978), an M.A. in geography from Wayne State University (1974), and a B.A. in history from Wayne State University (1972). Calzonetti is a frequent speaker on the role of universities in economic development and has 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.
|Lisa F. Byers