Vice President for Research and Innovation

Theresa Mayer

Theresa Mayer
Theresa Mayer

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is responsible for the following

  • Supporting and promoting Virginia Tech faculty members, staff, and student research, scholarship, and creative activity
  • Policies regarding regulatory compliance and ethical conduct of research
  • Communicating research capabilities and achievements to the university community and the public
  • Supporting the university community and its missions by fostering quality research and scholarship
  • Providing access to funding information
  • Enhancing the ability to respond to national research priorities and pursue opportunities
  • Encouraging and directing inquiry into new and emerging fields
  • Promoting solutions to problems and advances of basic knowledge in diverse disciplines and through interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Ensuring compliance with policies and procedures related to research
  • Marketing faculty talent and university capabilities within the university community and to external audiences
  • Fostering partnerships with outside agencies and businesses

Institutes

Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech

  • Cal Ribbens | Interim Executive Director
    540-231-2100

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

  • Mike Friedlander | Executive Director
    540-526-2013

Fralin Life Science Institute

  • Dennis Dean | Director
    540-231-6933

Hume Center for National Security and Technology

  • Charles Clancy | Director
    540-858-3350

Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology

  • Ben Knapp | Director
    540-231-1911

Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

  • Stefan Duma | Director
    540-231-6876

Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment

  • Karen A. Roberto | Director
    540-231-7657

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

  • Tom Dingus | Director
    540-231-1501

Offices

LINK - Center for Advancing Industry Partnerships

  • Brandy Salmon | Executive Director
    540-231-7860

Research Computing

  • Terry Herdman | Associate Vice President
    540-231-7667

Scholarly Integrity & Research Compliance

  • Lisa M. Lee | Associate Vice President for Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance
    540-231-0333
  • John Talerico | Director of Export and Secure Research
    540-231-6583
  • Tom Ollendick | Research Integrity Officer
    540-231-6451

Office of Sponsored Programs

  • Trudy Riley | Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation, Sponsored Programs
    540-231-5281

Research Education and Administrative Compliance

  • Vicky Ratcliffe | Manager of Research Education and Development
    540-231-7964
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University Veterinarian & Animal Resources

  • David Schabdach | Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation, Laboratory Animal Resources; Attending Veterinarian
    540-232-8747

Research Communications

  • Kathy Acosta | Graphic Designer
    540-231-0704
  • Bobby Hash | Webmaster
    540-231-8835

Research Partnerships

  • Gary Sherman | Associate Vice President for Research Partnerships
    540-231-6145

Administration

  • Laurel Miner | Chief of Staff
    540-231-7110
  • Odie Fthenos | Director of Finance
    540-231-0696
Administrative Staff
  • Diane Zielinski | Administrative Specialist
    540-231-7630