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 dates in November and December due to the holidays) at the 1st Floor Conference Room in the Research and Technology Complex 1 (R1) building on the main campus.

meeting schedule

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP 2021-2022
Name Discipline Term
Faculty Senate Appointment Members - 3 Year Appointment
Shipra Singh, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Health Education Shipra Singh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Health Science Year 1
Hossein Sojoudi, Ph.D. , Assistant Professor - College of Engineering Hossein Sojoudi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Engineering Year 1
An Chung Cheng, Ph.D. - Professor, College of Arts and Letters An Chung Cheng, Ph.D.
Professor
Humanities Year 1
Shelley Cavalieri, JD - Professor, College of Law Shelley Cavalieri, J.D.
Professor
Law Year 3
Susan Pocotte, PhD - Professor, College of Nursing Susan Pocotte, Ph.D.
Professor
Nursing Year 1
Henry Streby, PhD - Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Henry Streby, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Physical/Natural Sciences Year 1
Graduate Council Appointment Members - 3 Year Term
Svetlana Beltyukova, Ph.D. - Professor, Judith Herb College of Education Svetlana Beltyukova, Ph.D.
Professor
Education Year 1
Celia Williamson, PhD - Distinguished University Professor, College of Health and Human Services Celia Williamson, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor
Human Service Year 1
Mai Dao, PhD - Associate Professor - John B. & Lillian E. Neff College of Business Mai Dao Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Business Year 1
David Giovannucci, Ph.D. - Professor, College of Medicine & Life Sciences David Giovannucci, Ph.D.
Professor
Medicine Year 2
Tomer Avidor-Reiss, Ph.D. - Professor, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Tomer Avidor-Reiss, Ph.D.
Professor
Natural Sciences Year 1
Dan Hammel, Ph.D. - Professor, College of Arts and Letters

Daniel Hammel, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Dean

 Social Sciences  Year 1
Patricia Relue, Ph.D. - Professor, College of Engineering Patricia Relue, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Dean
 Engineering  Year 3
Presidential Appointment Members - 1 Year Term 
Matt Foss, MFA - Associate Professor of Theatre, College of Arts and Letters Matt Foss, M.F.A.
Associate Professor
Arts  Year 1
Travis Taylor, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Life Sciences Travis Taylor, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor
Medicine  Year 1
Lauren Gerard-Koch, PhD - Associate Professor - Dept of Physiology & Pharmacology - College of Medicine and Life Sciences Lauren Gerard-Koch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Medicine Year 1
F. Scott Hall, Associate Professor - Dept of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics - College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences F. Scott Hall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pharmacy Year 1
Ex Officio Members
Frank J. Calzonett, PhD - Research Council Chair & Vice President for Research Frank Calzonetti, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research & 
Research Council Chair
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Beau Case - Dean, University Libraries Beau Case, M.L.S.
Dean
University Libraries
Eva English, MA - Manager, Proposal Development & Council Secretary Eva English, M.A.
Manager, ProposalDevelopment &
Research Council Secretary
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Llewellyn Gibbons, J.D. - Research Integrity Officer Llewellyn Gibbons, J.D.
Research Integrity Officer &
RSP Advisory Member
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Anne Izzi, JD - Director of Sponsored Programs Anne Izzi, J.D.
Director, Sponsored Programs
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Connie Schall, Ph.D. - Associate Vice President for Research Constance Schall, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Amy Thompson, PhD - Acting Dean, College of Graduate Studies Amy Thompson, Ph.D.
Acting Dean
College of Graduate Studies
SOURCE OF APPOINTMENTS
Source of Appointment Number of Appointments Length of Term
Faculty Senate 6 appointments 3 year term
Graduate Council 6 appointments 3 year term
Presidential 5 appointments 1 year term
DISCIPLINES REPRESENTED
Discipline Number of Appointments
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
Medicine 3 Representatives
Natural Sciences 2 Representative
Nursing 1 Representative
Pharmacy 1 Representative
Social Services 1 Representative
Last Updated: 9/28/21