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 Members 2021-2022

Faculty Senate Appointment Members - 3 year Appointment

Shipra Singh, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Health Education

Shipra Singh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Health Science

Hossein Sojoudi, Ph.D. , Assistant Professor - College of Engineering

Hossein Sojoudi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Discipline: Engineering

An Chung Cheng, Ph.D. - Professor, College of Arts and Letters

An Chung Cheng, Ph.D.

Professor

Discipline: Humanities

Shelley Cavalieri, JD - Professor, College of Law

Shelley Cavalieri, J.D.

Professor

Discipline: Law

Susan Pocotte, PhD - Professor, College of Nursing

Susan Pocotte, Ph.D.

Professor

Discipline: Nursing

Henry Streby, PhD - Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Henry Streeby, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Physical/Natural Sciences


Graduate Council Appointment Members - 3 year Appointment

Svetlana Beltyukova, Ph.D. - Professor, Judith Herb College of Education

Svetlana Beltyukova, Ph.D.

Professor

Discipline: Education

Celia Williamson, PhD - Distinguished University Professor, College of Health and Human Services

Celia Williamson, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor

Discipline: Human Service

Mai Dao, PhD - Associate Professor - John B. & Lillian E. Neff College of Business

Mai Dao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Business

David Giovannucci, Ph.D. - Professor, College of Medicine & Life Sciences

David Giovannucci, Ph.D.

Professor

Discipline: Medicine

Tomer Avidor-Reiss, Ph.D. - Professor, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Tomer Avidor-Reiss, Ph.D.

Professor

Discipline: Natural Sciences

Dan Hammel, Ph.D. - Professor, College of Arts and Letters

Daniel Hammel, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Dean

Discipline: Social Sciences

Patricia Relue, Ph.D. - Professor, College of Engineering

Patricia Relue, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Dean

Discipline: Engineering


Presidential Appointment Members - 1 Year Term

Matt Foss, MFA - Associate Professor of Theatre, College of Arts and Letters

Matt Foss

Associate Professor

Discipline: Arts

Travis Taylor, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Travis Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Medicine

Lauren Gerard-Koch, PhD - Associate Professor - Dept of Physiology & Pharmacology - College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Lauren Gerard-Koch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Medicine

F. Scott Hall, Associate Professor - Dept of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics - College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

F. Scott Hall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Pharmacy


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

Thomas Atwood, MLIS - Associate Dean, University Libraries

Thomas Atwood, M.L.I.S.

Dean

University Libraries

Eva English, MA - Manager, Proposal Development & Council Secretary

Eva English, M.A.

Director, Grants Development and Strategic Partnerships &

Research Council Secretary

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Llewellyn Gibbons, J.D. - Research Integrity Officer

Llewellyn Gibbons, J.D.

Research Integrity Officer
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Connie Schall, Ph.D. - Associate Vice President for Research

Constance Schall, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Image of Kimberly Thorn, Director - Sponsored Programs

Kimberly Thorn, B.S.

Director, Sponsored Programs
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Scott Molitor

Scott Molitor, Ph.D.

Acting Dean

College of Graduate Studies


Source of Appointments

Source of Appointments
Faculty Senate
Graduate Council
Presidential

Number of Appointments
6 Appointments
6 Appointments
5 Appointments

Length of Term
3 year term
3 year term
1 year term


Disciplines Represented

Discipline
Art
Business
Education 
Engineering
Health Science
Human Service
Humanities

Number of Appointments
1 Representative
1 Representative
1 Representative
2 Representatives
1 Representative
1 Representative
1 Representative

Discipline
Law
Medicine
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Pharmacy
Social Services

Number of Appointments
1 Representative
3 Representatives
2 Representatives
1 Representative
1 Representative
1 Representative

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Last Updated: 10/3/22