Research and Sponsored Programs

University Research Council

In accordance with the Research Council Policy (3364-70-03), the University Research Council responsibilities include: reviewing, formulating and recommending general research policies and practices which affect the conduct of research and scholarship at The University of Toledo; developing and overseeing programs which utilize University-based funds for advocating and enhancing research and scholarship at the University; and reviewing and recommending research centers and institutes.

The University Research Council is comprised of a combination of appointments by the President, Faculty Senate, and Graduate Council Executive Committee, as well as through ex officio membership. The length of service varies with the appointment basis.

The council meets the fourth Friday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 PM (except for alternate date in December due to the holidays) at the 1st Floor Conference Room in the Research and Technology Complex 1 (R1) building on the main campus. Due to COVID, meetings are being held via WebEx until further notice.

meeting schedule

University Research Council Membership 2020-2021





Silhouette To be Announced
Health Science Faculty Senate 1 of 3 year term
Beau Case, PhD Beau Case Libraries Faculty Senate 1 of 3 year term
Mohammad Elahinia, PhD - Professor Mohammad Elahinia  Engineering Faculty Senate 3 of 3 year term
Christina Fitzgerald, PhD - College of Arts and Letters Christina Fitzgerald Humanities  Faculty Senate 3 of 3 year term
Shelley Cavalieri, JD - College of Law Shelley Cavalieri Law Faculty Senate 2 of 3 year term
Silhouette To be Announced  Nursing Faculty Senate 1 of 3 year term
John-David Smith, PhD - College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics John-David Smith Physical/Natural Sciences Faculty Senate 3 of 3 year term
Svetlana Beltyukova - Judith Herb College of Education Svetlana Beltyukova
Education Graduate Council 3 of 3 year term
Daniel J. Hammel, PhD Dan Hammel
 Social Sciences Graduate Council 2 of 3 year term
Bashar Gammoh, PhD - College of Business and Innovation Bashar Gammoh  Business Graduate Council 2 of 3 year term
David Giovannucci, PhD - College of Medicine and Life Sciences David Giovannucci Medicine Graduate Council 1 of 3 year term
Tomer Avidor-Reiss, PhD Tomer Avidor-Reiss Natural Sciences Graduate Council 3 of 3 year term
Patricia Relue Patricia Relue  Engineering Graduate Council 2 of 3 year term
Tammy Kinsey, MFA Tammy Kinsey Arts Presidential 1-year term
Michael Prior - College of Health and Hume Services Michael Prior Human Services Presidential 1-year term
Lauren Koch - College of Medicine and Life Sciences Lauren Koch Medicine Presidential 1-year term
Jason Huntley, PhD - College of Medicine and Life Sciences Jason Huntley Medicine Presidential 1-year term
F. Scott Hall - College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences F. Scott Hall Pharmacy Presidential 1-year term
Barry Scheurman, PhD - Interim Dean, College of Graduate Studies Barry Scheurmann Interim Dean
 XO College of
Graduate Studies
Frank Calzonetti, PhD Frank Calzonetti Vice President for Research XO Research & Sponsored
Constance Schall, PhD Connie Schall Associate Vice President
for Research
RSP Advisory Member Research & Sponsored
Rick Francis, PhD Rick Francis Director,
Research Advancement
RSP Advisory Member Research & Sponsored 
Anne Izzi, JD - Director of Sponsored Programs Anne Izzi Director,
Sponsored Programs
XO Research & Sponsored Programs
Llew Gibbons, JD - Research Integrity Officer Llewellyn Gibbons Research Integrity Officer RSP Advisory Member Research & Sponsored
Marcie Ferguson, BBA - Special Projects Manager Marcie Ferguson Special Projects Manager Secretary Research & Sponsored

Source of Appointments

Source of Appointment     

Number of Appointments     

Length of Term

Graduate Council 6 appointments 3 year term
Faculty Senate 7 appointments 3 year term
Presidential 5 appointments 1 year term

Disciplines Represented


Number of Representatives

Arts 1 Representative
Business 1 Representative
Education 1 Representative
Engineering 2 Representatives
Health Science 1 Representative
Human Service 1 Representative
Humanities 1 Representative
Law 1 Representative
Libraries 1 Representative
Medicine 3 Representatives
Natural Sciences 2 Representative
Nursing 1 Representative
Pharmacy 1 Representative
Social Services 1 Representative
Last Updated: 1/28/21