Faculty Research Council




Mission Statement

To provide a forum for faculty and staff to have input relating to the policies and procedures of the university as they relate to externally funded research and sponsored programs. The Faculty Research Council will also serve as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and sponsored projects involving different segments of the university and will offer guidance as to where fellow researchers and administrators may find funding for projects through contact and information sharing.

 

Faculty Research Council Membership 2013-2014


Name

Email

Department

Dr. Deb Bandalos

bandaldl@jmu.edu

Department of Graduate Psychology

Dr. Edward Brantmeier

brantmej@jmu.edu

Center for Faculty Innovation

Dr. Jennifer Coffman

coffmaje@jmu.edu

International Education

Dr. Anna Courtier

courtiam@jmu.edu

Geology and Environmental Science

Ms. Laura Davis

davisld@jmu.edu

Libraries and Educational Technologies

Mr. Ben Delp

delpbt@jmu.edu

Research and Scholarship

Dr. Barry Falk

falkbl@jmu.edu

JMU Honors Program

Dr. Jason Fink

finkjd@jmu.edu

Department of Finance and Business Law

Ms. Carol Fleming

fleminca@jmu.edu

Outreach and Engagement

Dr. Evan Friss

frissej@jmu.edu

Department of History

Dr. Mark Gabriele

gabrieml@jmu.edu

Department of Biology

Mr. Jeff Gilligan

gilligjj@jmu.edu

Office of Development

Mr. Eric Gorton

gortonej@jmu.edu

Office of Public Affairs

Dr. Mary Gowan

gowanma@jmu.edu

College of Business

Dr. Lincoln Gray

graylc@jmu.edu

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Michael Gubser

gubsermd@jmu.edu

Department of History

Mr. John Hulvey

hulveyjd@jmu.edu

Office of Sponsored Programs

Dr. Michael Kirkpatrick

kirkpams@jmu.edu

Computer Science

Dr. Reid Linn

linnrj@jmu.edu

The Graduate School

Dr. Tim Louwers

louwertj@jmu.edu

College of Business, School of Accounting

Dr. Caroline Lubert

lubertcp@jmu.edu

Math and Statistics

Dr. Scott Lunsford

lunsfoss@jmu.edu

Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Comm.

Dr. Jonathan Miles (Chair)

milesjj@jmu.edu

Department of Integrated Science and Technology

Dr. Sam Morton

mortonsa@jmu.edu

Engineering

Mr. Ken Newbold

newbolkf@jmu.edu

Research and Scholarship

Dr. Kurt Schick

schickke@jmu.edu

Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

Dr. Katherine Schwartz

schwarka@jmu.edu

Art and Art History

Ms. Yasmeen Shorish

shorisyl@jmu.edu

Libraries and Educational Technologies

Dr. Carrie Stevens

stevencl@jmu.edu

School of Music

Dr. Nicholas Swartz

swartznj@jmu.edu

Department of Political Science

Dr. Steve Wang

wangxx@jmu.edu

Computer Science

Dr. Christopher Womack

womackcx@jmu.edu

Department of Kinesiology



Provost’s Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship

The Faculty Research Council participates in the selection of the Provost’s Award for Research and Scholarship. This honor is awarded annually and recognizes distinguished accomplishments in the pursuit of scholarly activities across the academic disciplines. Please view the Awards page for more information on this honor.



A Report from the “Role of Research” Subcommittee

The Role of Research Subcommittee was created at the behest of Dr. John Gilje, Interim Dean, College of Education and Psychology, and Dr. John Noftsinger, Vice Provost for Research and Public Service. The group met regularly during the spring of 2001, as a subcommittee of the Faculty Research Council, and were charged with articulating JMU’s research and teaching mission in a way that suits JMU's unique faculty culture, and for purposes of future planning. Although each member brought different definitions of “research,” “scholarship,” and “teaching” to the table, it was agreed that the traditional definitions of these activities did not well suit the JMU profile. Traditional models were found to be too linear, and too much a one-way street from research to teaching, with few avenues for application. Traditional models of research and teaching do not capture how exploration (theory, research), expression of results (publication, scholarship), and practice (teaching, application) inform and energize one another. So, attention was turned to the question of what structure and what descriptors were more congruous with JMU's academic culture and vision.

Full Report