Who We Are

The Research Leadership Academy was established in FY2016 to promote a culture of research leadership at NC State. It complements two other groups honoring NC State faculty, the Academy of Outstanding Teachers, managed by the Office of Faculty Development, and the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension, managed by the Office of Outreach and Engagement.

Meetings

Current year schedule of meetings. See intranet (unity id required) for agendas.

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Current Members

Current committee members and their contact information.

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Nominations Closed

Office of Research and Innovation begins accepting nominations for the Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award in January of each year. Nominations usually close end of February.

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Mission

The Research Leadership Academy (RLA) is the faculty-driven epicenter of research leadership and faculty mentoring enhancing NC State’s research culture. The RLA is composed of the University’s most outstanding researchers and mentors from diverse fields; members are selected on their records of and active engagement in research and mentoring of faculty. The RLA is charged with the development and advocacy of best research and administrative practices for the development of the diverse research faculty at NC State.

Membership in the Academy is lifetime as long as the member is associated with NC State with a commitment of active service to the Academy for a minimum of three years. Members are expected to take an active role in promoting the research enterprise across campus.

Current Members

2016 Inaugural Class

  • Harald Ade, Distinguished Professor, Physics
  • Marie Davidian, William Neal Reynolds Professor, Statistics
  • Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture, Entomology
  • Gail Jones, Distinguished Graduate Professor, STEM Education
  • Y. Richard Kim, Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished University Professor, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
  • Trudy Mackay, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Chris McGahan, Professor, Molecular Biomedical Sciences
  • Greg Parsons, Alcoa Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Ronald Sederoff, Professor, Forestry & Environmental Resources
  • Laurie Williams, Professor, Computer Science
  • Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor, English

2017 Class

2018 Class

Research Events

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  • Aug
    15


    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Location: Springboard Executive Conference Room205, 1021 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA

  • Sep
    19


    Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
    Location: Springboard Executive Conference Room 205, 1021 Main Campus Drive

  • Oct
    18


    Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
    Location: Springboard Executive Conference Room 205, 1021 Main Campus Drive