The Research Leadership Academy (RLA), established in FY2016, 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 by leading activities such as seminars, research and leadership education programs, and mentoring programs for faculty. The goals of the RLA are to encourage a culture of mentoring across campus, empower faculty for success, and advance an intellectual, multidisciplinary research community and the best administrative practices.

The RLA Hosts Speaker Melissa Marshall

Melissa Marshall, a science communications expert, will be returning to NC State to give a speech on “Powerful Presentations” Tuesday, January 15, 2019 beginning at 3:00pm in Talley Student Union. Melissa’s knowledge and experience have helped transform the way researchers present their science. Don’t miss an amazing opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn new presentation techniques to stand out amongst your fellow research peers!

Registration for this event will be cutoff at 200 participants. Don’t miss your chance to hear what Melissa has to say!

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Melissa Marshall

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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  • Dec

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Location: Springboard Executive Conference Room 205, Poulton Innovation Center, 1021 Main Campus Drive

  • Jan

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Location: Springboard Executive Conference Room 205, Poulton Innovation Center, 1021 Main Campus Drive