Baker Fund Committee

Charge and Membership

The Baker Fund Awards Committee invites proposals in support of research, scholarship, and creative activity at Ohio University. The committee seeks to support projects that are near completion and hopefully can be brought to full completion with the assistance of an award. All projects on which progress has been made are eligible for consideration. Requests for funds to initiate projects are more appropriately directed to the Ohio University Research Council (OURC). The scholarly, technical, or artistic merit of a proposed project is the primary criterion for evaluation.

All projects are eligible for award consideration. Further detail and deadlines are provided here.


10 Faculty –
• One representative from each of the following colleges: College of Business, Scripps College of Communication, Patton College of
Education, College of Fine Arts, College of Health Sciences and Professions, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of
Arts and Sciences, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, and the Voinovich School.
• One faculty member from a regional campus.
• Additional representatives will be selected to ensure expertise across the four mail subdisciplines: Arts and Humanities, Social and
Behavioral Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering and Life and Biomedical Sciences.

1 Administrator
1 Ex-officio – The Vice President for Research and Creative Activity or designee.

Committee Roster


Karen Collins
Assistant Director of Research Administration


Carma West
Research and Technology Center


Charles Buchanan
Interdisciplinary Arts

Ahmed Faik
Environmental Biology

Laeeq Khan
Associate Professor, Media Arts & Studies

Greg Kremer

Matthew Morris
School of Music

Holly Raffle

Candice Thomas-Maddox
Professor | Communication Studies

Jessica Weeks

Eric Williams
Professor, Information & Telecommunication Systems

Yuchun Zhou
Educational Studies

All University committees follow the academic-year calendar.

All students serve one-year terms. Faculty, administrators, and staff generally serve three-year terms. Ex-Officio appointments have voting privileges unless otherwise noted.