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Research Council 


     The Research Council (RC) monitors the research environment of APSU and deliberates additions and amendments to policies/regulations/guidelines impacting research activities and/or APSU employees engaged in research. The RC may initiate studies that are concerned with the welfare of research and advises the University in matters concerned research. The RC may engage in addional responsibilities as determined by the RC chairperson. 


     The RC is chaired by the Associate Provost for Research and is comprised of representatives from each college (2 CoB, 2 CoE, 3 CoAL, 3 CoBHS, and 3 CoSTEM), a representative from Faculty Senate, a representative from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), a representative from the Library, and a representative from the Office of Student Research and Innovation. At least one of the representatives from each college should have strong affiliations with a graduate program within the college. Only faculty representatives will have voting privileges. 

 2018-19 Research Council Meetings

Date Time Location
Tuesday, September 18, 2018          3 - 4:30 p.m. MUC, Room 312
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 3 - 4:30 p.m. MUC, Room 312
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3 - 4:30 p.m. MUC, Room 312
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 3 - 4:30 p.m. MUC, Room 312
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3 - 4:30 p.m. MUC, Room 312
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3 - 4:30 p.m. MUC, Room 312
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3 - 4:30 p.m. MUC, Room 312


Research Council Members

Research Council Coordinator: Kelly Pitts;; x7881


College Membership

Dr. Andrea Spofford CoAL Languages and Literature  
Dr. Ann Silverberg CoAL Music  
Dr. Paul Collins CoAL Art  
Dr. Dave Grimmett CoB Management  
Dr. Hassan Said CoB Accounting  
Dr. Kevin Harris CoBHS Psy/Counseling  
Dr. Jonniann Butterfield CoBHS Sociology  
 Dr. Debra Wilson  CoBHS Nursing  
Dr. John McConnell CoE Ed Specialties  
Dr. Gary Stewart CoE Ed Specialties  
Dr. Stefan Woltmann CoSTEM Biology  
Dr. Roman Holovchak CoSTEM Physics  
Dr. Russ Longhurst CoSTEM Physics  

 Dr. Chad Brooks (*Chair) COGS  Interim Associate Provost  

Faculty Senate Rep

Dr. Sergei Markov Faculty Senate Biology  



Dr. Dixie Webb CoAL
Dr. Charles Moses CoB 
Dr. David Denton CoBHS
Dr. Prentice Chandler CoE
Dr. Karen Meisch CoSTEM


Affiliated Units

Lynne Crosby Academic Affairs, VProvost
Brad Averitt COGS, Grad Recruiter
Denise Robledo Distance Learning, Director
David Davenport Diversity, Director
Kristine Nakutis FCC, Director
Gilbert Pitts IACUC, Chair
Caroline Clasby International Recruitment
Jonniann Butterfield IRB, Chair
Joe Weber LIB, Director
Brandi Clements ORSP, Director
Erin Lynch-Alexander OSRI, Director
Ashlee Spearman QEP, Director
Loretta Griffy Student Success, AProvost
Amy Corlew UG Admissions, Director