Council for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
Charge and Membership
The Council for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity encourages research, scholarship, and creative activity through improved communication within and outside the university. The Council also assists in the evaluation of the distribution of research funds, carries out policy reviews, and serves an advocacy role in all issues that affect research within the university. In addition, the Council provides the President, Provost and Vice President for Research an annual assessment of research at Ohio University.
The Council reports to the Vice President for Research who advises the President and Executive Vice President and Provost (EVPP) on a regular basis. The President and EVPP meet with the Council at least once per year. More information can be found at Funding Resources.
Sustainable Infrastructure Hub Coordinator
Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Stephen Bergmeier PhD
Fellow, Edison Biotechnology Institute
Director, Medicinal Chemistry Center
Professor and Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Council for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (2021)
Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (2022)
Assistant Professor, Spanish
Dr. Lisa Stein-Haven
Professor of English
Dhiraj Vattem PhD
Principal Investigator, Edison Biotechnology Institute
Director, School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Professor, Political Science
Joseph Shields, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Creative Activity; Dean, Graduate College
The College of Business, Scripps College of Communication, Patton College of Education, College of Fine Arts, College of Health Sciences and Professions, and College of Osteopathic Medicine each have one representative on the Council while the College of Arts and Sciences and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology have three representatives each on the Council. The three representatives from Arts and Sciences come from the humanities; natural and physical sciences and mathematics; and the social sciences. The Regional Campuses as a group and University Libraries each have one representative on the Council. The Vice President for Research serves as an ex officio voting member of the Council.
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.