Vice President for Research and Innovation

G. Don Taylor, interim

G. Don Taylor
G. Don Taylor, interim

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

 

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

  • Mike Friedlander | Executive Director
    540-526-2013

Fralin Life Sciences Institute

  • Dennis Dean | Director
    540-231-6933

Hume Center for National Security and Technology

  • Eric Paterson | Interim 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