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Offices and Centers


To achieve our mission, we have strategically organized a diverse array of programs into two sectors: Research and Innovation, and Centers and Institutes. These two sectors provide the knowledge and expertise to enhance the focus areas of the JMU Research Agenda: Health and Life Sciences – Biotechnology; Homeland Security – Critical Infrastructure Protection; Emerging Areas; Education Reform in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; Accountability and Outcomes Assessment; Alternative Energy – Environmental Science; Nanotechnology – Materials Science.

Research Agenda

Organizational Chart


Research and Innovation

The Office of Research and Scholarship spearheads university-wide strategic initiatives and facilitates externally sponsored research, service and scholarship activities, and enables investigators to connect with industry while protecting Intellectual Property.

Office of Research Development

Office of Research Integrity

Office of Sponsored Programs

JMU Technology Innovation


Centers and Institutes

ORS leads premier multi-disciplinary centers that address the most pressing challenges facing the global community, from post-conflict stabilization and recovery, to renewable energy and security programs, to K-12 outreach in STEM education.

Center for International Stabilization and Recovery

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research – contact Ben Delp, delpbt@jmu.edu, for information

Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance – contact Ben Delp, delpbt@jmu.edu, for information

Institute for National Security Analysis – contact Noel Hendrickson, hendrinx@jmu.edu, for information

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