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Research & Engagement Academy

2012 Faculty Scholars

Research and Engagement Academy Faculty Scholars
Class of 2012



Standing, left to right (back row): Tom Safford, Richard Smith, David Mattingly, Gerard Tobin, Matt Tarr, Kirk Broders, Jeff Klenotic, Courtney Marshall, and Nicholas Kirsch; (middle row): Ruth Wharton-McDonald, Qiaoyan Yu, Adrienne Kovach, Josh Lauer, Melissa Wells, Lou Ann Griswold, Bob McGrath, and Fiona Wilson.
Seated, left to right: David Townson, Rebecca Rowe, Melinda Negron-Gonzalez, and Erik Swartz.  Not pictured: Katie Edwards.

The University of New Hampshire’s Research and Engagement Academy is designed to enhance faculty members’ scholarly careers by strengthening the quality and quantity of proposals submitted to external funders and to increase the diversity of faculty who are awarded grant funding. Tenure-track, research, and extension faculty who exhibit promise are nominated to the Research and Engagement Academy by their dean or director. As a result of a competitive application review process, conducted by a team of UNH faculty from the faculty advisory panel of the New Ventures Fund Advisory Board, faculty scholars are selected from those who applied. Participation in the Academy is representative of all UNH Colleges and Schools, UNH-Manchester, UNH Cooperative Extension, the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, and the Carsey Institute.

The Research and Engagement Academy: Advancing Scholarship and Partnerships through External Funding Opportunities


Kirk Broders
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Katie Edwards
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

Lou Ann Griswold
Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Services

Nicholas Kirsch
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Jeffrey Klenotic
Associate Professor
Communication Arts Program
Social Science Division
University of New Hampshire-Manchester

Adrienne Kovach
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Josh Lauer
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

Courtney Marshall
Assistant Professor
Department of English and Women’s Studies
College of Liberal Arts

David Mattingly
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Robert McGrath
Associate Professor
Department of Health Management and Policy
College of Health and Human Services

Melinda Negron-Gonzales
Assistant Professor
Politics and Society Program
Social Science Division
University of New Hampshire-Manchester

Rebecca Rowe
Assistant Professor
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Thomas Safford
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

Richard Smith
Assistant Professor
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Erik Swartz
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Services

Matthew Tarr
Extension Associate Professor/Wildlife Specialist
Forestry and Wildlife Resources
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Gerard Tobin
Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing
College of Health and Human Services

David Townson
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Melissa Wells
Associate Professor
Department of Social Work
College of Health and Human Services

Ruth Wharton-McDonald
Associate Professor
Department of Education
College of Liberal Arts

Fiona Wilson
Assistant Professor
Department of Management
Whittemore School of Business and Economics

Qiaoyan Yu
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences