Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has emerged over the last decade as a world-class center for research and scholarship. The flagship campus is classified as a Research University with Very High research activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation.
Our research expenditures of more than $150 million per year place UMass Amherst 23rd among public research institutions without medical schools. These funds support the research and creative activity of more than 1,200 faculty, 6,000 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and a large number of undergraduates engaged in research.
The success of our research programs reflects the faculty's excellence in innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to research. This increases the relevance of research and creates new areas of study, many of them important to the social and economic vitality of Massachusetts and the nation.
As we enjoy success there is much to do to advance the campus to the top tier of public research universities. I am honored to have this opportunity to help faculty, students and staff grow their research programs and to further the campus's mutually beneficial engagement with public and private partners. I am especially excited that recent and ongoing construction projects are providing significant new facilities for research, which will accelerate our growth.
My office provides services in support of growth and expansion of research and scholarship on the UMass Amherst campus. These include 74 staff in the offices of Grant & Contract Administration, Commercial Ventures & Intellectual Property, Research Affairs, Research Development, and the University Press. Our goal is to foster collaborative research, innovation, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship by providing expertise, counsel, oversight and connection to partners and supporters.