JMU Research & Scholarship is an administrative unit housed in the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Under the leadership of Vice Provost Yvonne Harris, Research & Scholarship supports four offices, two centers, and a liaison area.


Office of Research Development & Promotion

The Office of Research Development & Promotion builds collaborative interdisciplinary teams to pursue a variety of externally sponsored opportunities, facilitates research and development opportunities for faculty, staff and student researchers to promote the growth of JMU's sponsored research activities and faculty career development, and assists in identifying and responding to strategic initiatives.  Learn More

Ben Delp, Director


Office of Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) promotes a culture of compliance, research integrity, and high quality research within the University community.  Learn More

Carolyn Strong, Director


Office of Sponsored Programs

Our mission is to enhance and facilitate the ability of faculty, staff, and students to develop and achieve their goals in research, educational programming, and service delivery through successful competition for external funding. This mission is accomplished while maintaining responsible stewardship of extramural sponsored projects as directed by the values of our office, the University and the applicable federal, state, and agency regulations and policies.  Learn More

Tamara Hatch, Interim Director


Office of Technology Innovation & Economic Development

Our mission is to promote innovation, enhance research by connecting inventors and the business community, and foster economic development through protecting and commercializing intellectual property.  Learn More

Mary Lou Bourne, Director

Center for International Stabilization & Recovery

CISR envisions a world where people can build peaceful and prosperous futures free from the repercussions of conflict and disaster.  Learn More

Ken Rutherford, Director


Virginia Clean Cities

We advance air quality improvement, economic opportunity, and energy security through deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure, education programs, and other petroleum reduction activities.  Learn More

Alleyn Harned, Director


Corporate & Technical Liaison

To encourage, protect, and support development of JMU innovation which may be of value in the private sector or other external entities. In addition, to seek external partnership opportunities for such innovation.  Learn More

Graham Mott, Liaison

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