Research Council

Research Council

Chair: Andrew Harris (
Contact: Michele Reed (

The Research Council is charged to formulate and continually review policies regarding research, its funding, its relation to graduate and undergraduate academic degree programs, and its service to the community. Also, the Council is charged to review the research needs of faculty, other researchers and students, and to make recommendations to facilitate the research process and productivity of the University. Further, the Council shall formulate and continually review policies on the establishment, naming, reorganization, or abolition of bureaus, centers, or institutes that do not offer programs of instruction or regularly offer courses for credit, including their relationship to graduate and undergraduate academic programs. Additionally, when it perceives problems, the Council has the power to undertake investigative studies and recommend solutions.

Past Committee Work

Council Members

Agrawala, AshokFacultyCMNSagrawala@umd.edu2024
Chapman, EricEx-Officio - VP Research RepVPRechapman@umd.edu2023
Eastman, MicheleEx-Officio - President's RepPRESmeastman@umd.edu2023
Enekwe, BlessingEx-Officio - Graduate School RepGRADblessing@umd.edu2023
Fang, AdrianeFacultyARHUafang1@umd.edu2024
Gammons, RachelFacultyLIBRrgammons@umd.edu2023
Harris, AndrewChairCMNSaharris1@umd.edu2025
Kotraiah, MeghanaUndergraduate StudentAGNRmkotraia@umd.edu2023
Lee, HarrisonStudentCMNShlee1215@umd.edu2023
Lin, JingFacultyEDUCjinglin@umd.edu2024
Montgomery, WendyEx-Officio - Director of ORA RepVPRwmont@umd.edu2023
Moradi, IsaacFacultyCMNSimoradi@umd.edu2024
Roberts, DouglasEx-Officio - Undergraduate Studies RepUGSTroberts@umd.edu2023
Sapkota, AmirFacultySPHLamirsap@umd.edu2023
Sehgal, NeilFacultySPHLsehgal@umd.edu2024
Smith, StanleyStaffVPR2024
Thompson, MelissaEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPmelissa@umd.edu2023
Upadhyaya, TweshGraduate StudentCMNStweshu@umd.edu2023
Zhao, Ji-ChengFacultyENGRjczhao@umd.edu2024