Our Team

We collaborate with other university organizations and external partners to advance NC State’s mission in research. From administration to development to commercialization, we’re invested in the success of our researchers every step of the way.

Who We Are

As chief research officer for NC State, the vice chancellor is responsible for the central units supporting the university’s sponsored research enterprise. In addition, he provides leadership and direction for 13 cross-disciplinary centers and institutes.

Leadership

Mladen Vouk
Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Contact

Miriam Hines
Administrative Officer
E: mahines2@ncsu.edu
P: 919.515.2117

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Research Operations and Communications provides leadership in development, planning and implementation of the Office of Research and Innovation’s strategic goals and initiatives. The assistant vice chancellor for research operations and communications is a liaison to the vice chancellor and acts on his behalf. The unit provides logistical support to all Office of Research and Innovation units in the areas of strategic initiatives, reporting, centers and research cores, research development activities, communications, marketing, web services, special events and more. The unit leads all communications, marketing and web activities for the Office of Research and Innovation and facilitates activities between the office’s units and University Communications.

Leadership

Genevieve Garland
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Research Operations and Communications
and Chief of Staff

Contact

Sibyl Smith
Executive Assistant and Springboard Office Manager
E: svsmith2@ncsu.edu
P: 919.515.6183

The Integrated Support Service Center (ISSC) provides proposal, financial and administrative support for the Office of Research and Innovation’s centers and institutes, as well as principal investigators across the university who are not affiliated with a college research office.

Leadership

Rick Liston
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Administration

Contact

Santana Ray
Accounting Technician
E: sfhester@ncsu.edu
P: 919.515.2150

The Research Development Office (RDO) enhances collaborative research and lays the foundation for sustainable research growth. The office plans strategies to pursue large-scale projects, manages limited submission funding opportunities and the Office of Research and Innovation’s seed-funding programs, develops NC State’s research infrastructure and provides administrative oversight for centers and institutes.

Leadership

Jon Horowitz
Associate Vice Chancellor
Research Infrastructure and Development

Contact

Lisa Dyer
Executive Assistant
E: lsdyer@ncsu.edu
P: 919.515.6124

Internal Funding, Limited Submissions and Funding Announcements

The Research Development Office (RDO) manages a variety of internal funding programs in support of research and scholarship activities at NC State.  These programs include opportunities for seed funding of research/scholarship projects as well as funds to procure small pieces of research instrumentation. RDO manages a wide variety of internal competitions for extramural limited submission funding opportunities, including the selection of domain experts that serve as reviewers of internal pre-proposals.  Finally, RDO is responsible for announcing inter-institutional and extramural funding opportunities via internal communications that are distributed to the NC State community several times each month.  To receive such communications, please sign-up here

Contact

Emily Callihan
Research Planning and Limited Submissions
E: ebcallih@ncsu.edu
P: 919.513.3955

Centers and Institutes

NC State’s Centers and Institutes provide platforms for bright minds across the UNC System to collaborate, investigate and discover solutions to our global community’s greatest challenges. In addition to providing support for the centers directly under the vice chancellor’s authority, the Office of Research and Innovation provides oversight for the UNC General Administration’s reports and recommendations.

Contact

Larisa Slark
Centers and Institutes Specialist
E: larisa_slark@ncsu.edu
P: 919.515.9333

Proposal Development Unit

The Proposal Development Unit (PDU) supports large-scale projects by providing strategy development, technical writing and expertise in budget creation. In addition, the PDU coordinates webinars and workshops geared toward helping researchers write winning proposals, leads the university-wide Proposal Development Network and produces a newsletter with development advice.

Leadership

Pradip Pramanik
Director

Contact

Jessica Brown
Project Assistant
E: jbrown28@ncsu.edu
P: 919.513.2566

Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance Services (SPARCS) provides central research administration support. Sponsored Programs assists with proposal submission, agreement negotiation and administration of sponsored projects. Regulatory Compliance oversees conflicts of interest and commitment management, export controls, facility security matters and research integrity.

Leadership

Rick Liston
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor
Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance

Sherrie Settle
Director
Sponsored Programs

Richard Best
Director
Research Compliance

Contact

Monique Burnette
Operations Manager
E: amburnet@ncsu.edu
P: 919.515.0856

The Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) excels in moving research innovations through the commercialization process. Licensing professionals provide inventors with a range of services to protect, market and license intellectual property developed at NC State. In addition, ORC assists new ventures generated from NC State inventions as they navigate the startup process.

Leadership

Wade Fulghum
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Office of Research Commercialization

Contact

Carmen Cargill
Executive Assistant
E: carmen_cargill@ncsu.edu
P: 919.513.9075

National Security and Special Research Initiatives leads NC State’s Data Sciences Initiative (DSI), the Laboratory for Analytical Sciences (LAS) and the National Laboratories Initiative. This team is also charged with strategic research development around national defense initiatives and quantum computing.

Leadership

Alyson Wilson
Associate Vice Chancellor
National Security and Special Research Initiatives

Contact

Mary Catherine Cole
University Program Associate
E: mccole@ncsu.edu
P: 919.515.9394

We work closely with partner offices across campus to move NC State’s research enterprise forward.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations supports NC State faculty and staff by initiating, cultivating and coordinating strategic relationships with nongovernment corporations and foundations that can lead to grants and charitable support.

Federal Relations

The Office of External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development serves as the primary liaison between the university and the federal government in order to increase understanding of and support for NC State’s federal agenda, primarily focused on NC State’s federal research initiatives. The Director of Federal Relations communicates federal policy changes and effects change in those policies when they would adversely impact the operations of NC State.

Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel provides legal and risk management advice on a wide variety of matters to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, senior officers, other university administrators and faculty and staff who are acting on behalf of the university. The Office of General Counsel is committed to serving these individuals by facilitating creative and collaborative solutions and by providing advice to assist them in their daily decision-making and to further the university’s goals and initiatives.

Partnerships and Economic Development

The Office of Partnerships and Economic Development helps organizations save time and money by providing expert assistance and strategic connections. Centennial Campus Partnerships and Industry Alliances build relationships between the university, industries, government agencies and nonprofits with the goal of streamlining access to important resources on and off campus. Economic Development assists businesses and other organizations with expanding their operations in North Carolina and works closely with local and state government.

ORI Organizational Structure