As we enjoy success there is much to do to continue to advance the campus to the top tier of public research universities. Our goal is to foster collaborative research, innovation, technology commercialization, and entrepreneurship by providing expertise, counsel, oversight, and connection to partners and supporters.
Acting Vice Chancellor Laura Vandenberg
Effective July 1, 2023, Laura Vandenberg is the Acting Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement. Before joining Research and Engagement as the Associate Vice Chancellor, Laura previously was the associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences and professor of Environmental Health Sciences.
Vandenberg came to the School of Public Health & Health Sciences faculty in 2013 from Tufts University’s Department of Biology and Center for Regenerative & Developmental Biology, where she completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship. Prior to her time at Tufts, she also received postdoctoral training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Forsyth Institute in Boston. She earned her Doctorate in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology from Tufts University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Cornell University.
Vice Chancellor Mike Malone (Currently Interim Provost as of July 1, 2023)
Mike Malone, the Ronnie and Eugene M. Isenberg Distinguished Professor of Engineering, was appointed Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement in August of 2009. Prior to his appointment as leader of research and engagement, he served as Dean of the College of Engineering from 2004-2009 and was named to the Isenberg Professorship in 2003, created to enhance interdisciplinary teaching and research between fields of management, engineering, and science. Previously, he served as department head for the department of chemical engineering from 1997-2002.
Assistant Vice Chancellor Jennifer Donais (Retired)
Jennifer Donais was appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor for Compliance and Support Services in March 2015. Prior to her appointment, she served as Director of Research Compliance beginning in 2011, and served as Associate Director of Grant and Contract Administration from 2002 to 2011.
Donais holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from American International College and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley.