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Research Council

The NDSU Research Council was established in 2015 by Dr. Kelly A. Rusch, vice president for Research and Creative Activity, with a charge to promote NDSU’s research and scholarly enterprise, as well as serve as an advisory body for the vice president in matters pertaining to research.

The Research Council evaluates internal proposals for research funding and provides input to the vice president on policy matters. The Research Council, however, is not a policy-making body. Nominations to the Council are made through the college deans and endorsed by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.  The final selections and appointments are made by the vice president. Faculty members serve three-year terms and graduate students serve one-year terms. With the establishment of the Council, terms are staggered for continuity. The vice president for research serves as chair of the Research Council.

Meeting Schedule - Spring 2017

All meetings will be held from 3:30pm-5:00pm.

January 25, 2017 | Memorial Union, Hidatsa Room | Agenda | Minutes

CANCELED: February 23, 2017 | Memorial Union, Room of Nations

March 22, 2017 | Memorial Union, Arikara Room | Agenda

April 20, 2017 | Memorial Union, Room of Nations

May 9, 2017 | Memorial Union, Badlands Room

Meeting Schedule - Fall 2016

All meetings will be held from 3:30pm-5:00pm.

September 22, 2016 | Research 1 Building, Room 148/154 | Agenda | Minutes

October 19, 2016 | Research 1 Building, Room 148/154 | Agenda | Minutes

November 17, 2016 | Memorial Union, Badlands Room | Agenda | Minutes

December 8, 2016 | Memorial Union, Peace Garden Room | Agenda | Minutes


Research Council Members and Terms
Kalpana Katti – University Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering2-year term, 2015-17
Christi McGeorge – Professor, Human Development and Family Science2-year term, 2015-17
Kevin McPhee - Professor, Plant Sciences2-year term, 2015-17

Nan Yu – Associate Professor, Communication

2-year term, 2015-17
Limin Zhang – Associate Professor, Management Information Systems2-year term, 2015-17

Todd Lewis – Associate Professor, Counselor Education

3-year term, 2015-18

Bernhardt Saini-Eidukat – Associate Professor, Geology

3-year term, 2015-18

Kelly Buettner-Schmidt – Associate Professor, Nursing

3-year term, 2015-18
Kim Vonnahme – Associate Professor, Animal Science3-year term, 2015-18
Xiangfa Wu – Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering3-year term, 2015-18
Michael Strand - Chair, Visual Arts3-year term, 2016-19
Svetlana Kilina - Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry3-year term, 2016-19
Fariz Huseynov - Associate Professor, Accounting, Finance and Information Sciences3-year term, 2016-19
Mark Strand - Professor, Pharmacy Practice3-year term, 2016-19
Eduardo Faundez - President, Graduate Student Council1 year term, 2016-17
Graduate Student - TBA1 year term, 2016-17

Chad Ulven – Chair, Faculty Senate Research and Consulting Committee

Term coincides with chair term
Vice President for Research and Creative ActivityChair

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