About the Council

The Research Council leads work on the Focused Research and Scholarship priority of the UNE strategic plan.

The council is chaired by the associate provost of research and scholarship. It has representation from across the university including each college/unit, research-associated centers and institutes, the Office of Research Integrity, the Office of Sponsored Programs, UFA Research and Scholarship Committee, the library, the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR), and the IRB chair.

Council Members

Headshot of U N E Associate Provost of Research and Scholarship Karen Houseknecht
Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship
Professor of Pharmacology
Headshot of U N E employee Carol Brenner
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Portrait of Justine Bassett
Director, P.D. Merrill Makerspace
Shelley Cohen Konrad
Professor, School of Social Work
Director, Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education
Headshot of Amy Deveau
Academic Director, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Professor of Chemistry
Elizabeth DeWolfe
Professor of History
Co-Founder, Women's & Gender Studies
Mohamed ElSalhy
Assistant Clinical Professor
Chair, Department of Preventative, Pediatric, and Community Dentistry
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Professor
Chair, Biomedical Sciences
Nicholas Gere
Director of Research Administration
Director, UNE Office of Sponsored Programs
Headshot of U N E employee Amy Keirstead, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Headshot of U N E employee Bob Kennedy
Director of Research Integrity
Sally McCormack
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, WCHP
Interim Director, UNE North
Clinical Professor, Physical Therapy
Ian Meng
Professor, Physiology
Director, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function
Headshot of Tom Meuser
Founding Director, Center for Excellence in Aging & Health (CEAH)
Professor of Social Work
Clinical Psychologist & Applied Gerontologist
Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
Headshot of Julie Peterson
Associate Professor of Psychology
Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
Chair, Institutional Review Board
michele polacsek
Professor of Public Health
Director, Center for Excellence in Public Health
John Rosene
Clinical Professor
Department of Exercise and Sport Performance
Charles Tillburg
Academic Director of School of Marine and Environmental Programs
Director of Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center
Professor of Marine Sciences

Meeting Schedule

All meetings begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise specified.

  • September 15, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • November 17, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

Check out the Office of Research and Scholarship blog to see highlights from the Research Council

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