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Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship and Chief Research Officer
Year Started at JMU: 2005
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Research and Scholarship

The mission of JMU Research and Scholarship (R&S) is to serve and support faculty and student research and scholarship, serve as an agent and advocate for faculty and student interests, and locate and secure resources, partnerships and collaborations that will move JMU’s vision and mission forward.

James Madison University is home to cutting-edge research, scholarship and creative endeavors, and that work is facilitated by the offices housed within R&S.


Ms. Rebecca Rohlf, Director of Business Operations
Foundation Hall, Room 2040 | 540.568.3640 |

Ms. Rebecca Hess, Administrative Assistant
Foundation Hall, Room 2038 | 540.568.2700|

Ms. Sandy Stump, Administrative Assistant
Foundation Hall, Room 2053 | 540.568.2053| 

Administrative Units

Dr. Keith Holland, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Innovation and 4-VA
Foundation Hall, Room 2031| 540.568.2701| 

Dr. Besi Muhonja, Associate Vice Provost for Scholarship and Research Development and X Labs
Foundation Hall, Room 2047| 540.568.5431| 

Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR)
Dr. Suzanne Fiederlein, Interim Director
1077 South Main St., Room 102| 540.568.2715| 

Office of Research Integrity
Ms. Carolyn Strong, Director
Foundation Hall, Room 1034| 540.568.2318|

Office of Sponsored Programs
Ms. Tamara Hatch, Director
Foundation Hall, Room 2027 | 540.568.2350 |

Research Development and Promotion
Mr. Ben Delp, Director
Foundation Hall, Room 2037 | 540.568.1661|

Office of Student Awards, Initiatives and Research (STAIR)
Ms. Meredith Malburne-Wade, Director
Lakeview Hall, Room 1186| 540.568.8817|

Technology Innovation and Economic Development
Ms. Mary Lou Bourne, Director
Foundation Hall, Room 2036 | 540.568.2865 |

Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy
Dr. Jonathan Miles, Executive Director
1401 Technology Dr., Suite 120 | 540.568.8768 |

Virginia Clean Cities
Mr. Alleyn Harned, Executive Director
1401 Technology Dr, Room 1105| 540.568.8896 |

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