Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy (CASE)

Jonathan Miles, Director

The Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy (CASE) focuses on research, education and outreach to advance sustainable energy deployment by providing energy-related services to a wide variety of stakeholders including local governments, state agencies, landowners, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic communities

Office of Economic & Community Development

Keith Holland, Associate Vice Provost, Research & Innovation

The Office of Economic and Community Development embraces a framework of university economic engagement promoted by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the University Economic Developers Association, which describes universities’ economic engagement actions falling into three realms – talent, innovation and place.

Center for International Stabilization & Recovery (CISR)

Suzanne Fiederlein, Director

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

Research Development (RD)

Tiffany Brutus and Brenna Matlock, Research Development Associates
and Co-Heads of Inclusive Excellence

JMU Research Development (RD) strategically supports efforts by JMU constituents related to pursuing external funding. RD provides external funding opportunity support at the college, program and individual level including access to RD resources and expertise, learning programs, strategic research alliances, dissemination of funding agency opportunities and fostering of partner relationships with JMU research communities.

Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

Carolyn Strong, Director

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

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Tamara Hatch, Director

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.

Office of Student Awards, Initiatives, and Research (STAIR)

Klebert Feitosa, Interim Director

The Office of Student Activities, Initiatives, and Research (STAIR) provides targeted resources for research, intellectual growth, and professional development to support inclusive excellence for all students at JMU. STAIR houses the Office of Fellowships and Awards (OFA), Student Creative Activities and Research (S-CAR), and other student-based initiatives.

Virginia Clean Cities (VCC)

Alleyn Harned, Director

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.


Connie Frigo, Director

JMU X-Labs facilitates ecosystems that catalyze and cultivate high-impact engaged learning and research experiences. We innovate by converging transdisciplinary teams, networks and initiatives that respond to complex and grand challenges. The "X" in JMU X-Labs represents the variables of expertise, lived experiences, disciplines and our commitment to inclusive excellence.

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