Research and Engagement Academy

Research and Engagement Academy Class of 2020
Faculty Scholars and Leadership Team

Welcome to the Research and Engagement Academy. The Academy is designed to advance and support the scholarly careers and success of faculty members by strengthening the quality and quantity of grant proposals submitted to federal agencies and foundations and by increasing the diversity of faculty who are awarded funding.

Academy scholars commit to submit a competitive grant proposal, to attend six half-day workshops and to work closely with an assigned “scholarly coach.” Scholarly coaches are senior UNH faculty with established track records of external funding. This faculty professional development Academy is one of several programs offered by the Engagement and Faculty Development office to help support scholarship and engagement.

REA application

The application period for the 2022 REA Academy is now closed.

Contact us for more information

 

 

2022 Academy Schedule

January 2022

28        Research and Engagement Academy #1             11:00AM-4:00PM        Zoom

 

February 2022

11        Research and Engagement Academy #2             12:00-4:00PM              Zoom

25        Research and Engagement Academy #3             12:00-4:00PM              Zoom

 

March 2022

4          Research and Engagement Academy #4             12:00-4:00PM              Zoom

25        Research and Engagement Academy #5             12:00-4:00PM              Zoom

 

April 2022

         Research and Engagement Academy #6             12:00-3:00PM              Piscataqua

Application Process

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, faculty scholars are selected from those who applied. Participation in the Academy is representative of all UNH Colleges, UNH-Manchester, and UNH Cooperative Extension.

 

Nigar Altindis
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Mathematics & Statistics

CEPS
nigar.altindis@unh.edu

 

Haley Andreozzi
Extension Program Manager
Natural Resources
Cooperative Extension
haley.andreozzi@unh.edu

 

Matthew Argall
Assistant Research Professor
Physics
CEPS

matthew.argall@unh.edu

 

Michelle Bersaw-Robblee
Extension Field Specialist        
Youth and Family        
Cooperative Extension

michelle.bersaw@unh.edu

 

Stephanie Brockmann
Assistant Professor      
Economics

Paul College
stephanie.brockmann@unh.edu

 

Cristina Faiver-Serna
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar
Geography/Women’s and Gender Studies
COLA

cristina.faiver-serna@unh.edu

 

Julianna Gesun
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar 
Mechanical Engineering
CEPS

julianna.gesun@unh.edu

 

Cindy Hartman
Assistant Professor      
Recreational Management & Policy
CHHS

cindy.hartman@unh.edu

 

Amy Hollar
Associate State Specialist
Healthy Living/Youth & Family
Cooperative Extension

amy.hollar@unh.edu

 

Brittany Jellison
Assistant Professor      
Biological Sciences

COLSA
brittany.jellison@unh.edu

 

Linqing Li
Assistant Professor      
Chemical Engineering  
CEPS

linqing.li@unh.edu

 

Jinqing Liu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Mathematics & Statistics

CEPS
jinqing.liu@unh.edu

 

Nathan Musoke
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar 
Physics

CEPS
nathan.musoke@unh.edu

 

Theresa Oehmke
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar 
Mechanical Engineering

CEPS
theresa.oehmke@unh.edu

 

Jennifer Rabalais
Project Director
IOD/Center on Aging

CHHS
jennifer.rabalais@unh.edu

 

Emma Tutein            
Associate Field Specialist        
Natural Resources

Cooperative Extension
emma.tutein@unh.edu

 

Merav Weingarden
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Mathematics & Statistics
CEPS

merav.weingarden@unh.edu

 

 

 

 

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The mission for the University of New Hampshire’s Research and Engagement Academy is to enhance faculty members’ scholarly careers.

We seek to broaden the number and diversity of faculty who submit proposals to external funders and who are awarded grants to enhance their scholarship and engagement agendas.

To support our vision, the Academy goals are to:

  • Enhance scholars' relationships with and understanding of federal agencies and foundations;
  • Encourage scholars to develop a team approach to enhance grant writing success;
  • Provide information and access to on-campus proposal writing and submission resources;
  • Provide information and access to colleagues with successful grant records to learn about successful strategies with federal agencies and foundations;
  • Catalyze interactions among scholars and scholarly coaches to create robust and productive scholarly agendas;
  • Create opportunities among faculty for multidisciplinary scholarship and engagement.

A scholarly coach is a senior faculty member with a track record of external funding success and the personal qualities necessary to support and coach a faculty colleague. A scholarly coach has the opportunity to join this learning community of scholars, designed to advance faculty scholarship and engagement through external funding opportunities.


Melissa Aikens (2022)
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Sajay Arthanat (2018, 2022)
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Services

Andre Brito (2021-22)
Associate Professor
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Julie Bryce (2019-2022)
Professor
Earth Sciences
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Academy Co-Chair, Research and Engagement Academy

Sandy Coit (2014-2022)
Educational Program Coordinator II
Engagement & Faculty Development
Leitzel Center
Academy Program Coordinator, Research and Engagement Academy

Andrew Coppens (2022)
Associate Professor
Education
College of Liberal Arts

Leslie J. Couse (2014-2016, 2018-2022)
Professor
Department of Education
College of Liberal Arts
Executive Director, Engagement and Faculty Development

Lara Gengarelly (2022)
Associate State Specialist
Cooperative Extension

Meghan Howey (2020-21)
Professor
Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

Jill McGaughy (2016-2022)
Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
Co-Chair, Research and Engagement Academy
Office of Engagement and Faculty Development

Robert McGrath (2022)
Professor
Health Management & Policy
College of Health & Human Services

Michael Palace (2019, 2021-22)
Associate Professor
Earth Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space

Barry N. Rock (2013-2016, 2018-2022)
Professor Emeritus
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
Earth Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space

Rebecca Rowe (2022)
Associate Professor
Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

May-Win Thein (2022)
Associate Professor
Mechanical/Ocean Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Ruth Varner (2022)
Professor
Earth Sciences
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Harish Vashisth (2022)
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

 

 

 

 

A scholarly coach is a senior faculty member with a track record of external funding success and the personal qualities necessary to support and coach a faculty colleague. A scholarly coach has the opportunity to join this learning community of scholars, designed to advance faculty scholarship through external funding opportunities.

Eleanor D. Abrams (2011-2014)
Executive Director, Engagement and Faculty Development
Office of the Senior Vice Provost, Engagement and Faculty Development
Professor
Department of Education
College of Liberal Arts

Erin Bell (2018)
Associate Professor & Chair
Civil & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Per Berglund (2019, 2021)
Professor
Physics
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Jeff Bolster (2013, 2016)
Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

Dennis A. Britton (2014, 2016, 2018)
Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

Debra Brucker (2019, 2021)
Research Assistant Professor
Institute of Disability
College of Health and Human Services
Faculty Fellow, Carsey School

Janet Campbell (2011-2013)
Research Professor Emerita
Department of Earth Sciences
Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

Feixia Chu (2020)
Associate Professor
Molecular, Cellular & Biological Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Ellen Cohn (2019)
Professor
Psychology and Justice Studies
College of Liberal Arts

Summer Cook (2021)
Associate Professor
Kinesiology
College of Health & Human Services

 

Michele M. Dillon (2011-2014, Senior Scholarly Coach)
Professor and Chair
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

Charles Drum (2011-2012)
Professor
Health Management and Policy
College of Health and Human Services
DirectorInstitute on Disability

Katie Edwards (2019)
Professor
Psychology, Justice Studies and Women's Studies
College of Liberal Arts

Burt Feintuch (2013-2015)
Professor and Director
Department of English
Center for Humanities
College of Liberal Arts

Diane L. Foster (2015-2017)
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Serita Frey (2011, 2017)
Professor
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Kevin H. Gardner (2011-2016)
Professor 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Faculty Fellow
Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research

Michael Gass (2012-2014)
Professor
Department of Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Services

Karen J. Graham (2014-2017)
Executive Director UNH ADVANCE
Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Jeffrey Halpern (2021)
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

David Hiley (2011-2012)
Professor
Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

Andrew Houtenville (2011-2014)
Associate Professor
Department of Economics 
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Research Director
Institute on Disability

Brad L. Kinsey (2011-2013, 2018)
Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Materials Science
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dain LaRoche (2017)
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Services

William H. McDowell (2012, 2013, 2015)
Professor and Presidential Chair
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Glen P. Miller (2016-2018)
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sean Moore (2017)
Associate Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

Tom Lippmann (2021)
Associate Professor
Earth Sciences/Ocean Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences &
Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping (CCOM)

Scott Ollinger (2012)
Professor 
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
Associate Director
Earth Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

Sharyn Potter (2011)
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology 
College of Liberal Arts
Co-Director
Prevention Innovations

Emilie Reagan (2020)
Associate Professor
Education
College of Liberal Arts

Julia E. Rodriguez (2015)
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

Wheeler Ruml (2020)
Professor
Computer Science
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Nathan Schwadron (2017)
Professor
Department of Physics
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Jayson Seaman (2021)
Associate Professor
Recreation Management & Policy
College of Health & Human Services

Jo Sias (2020)
Professor
Civil/Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Michael E. Swack (2013-2016)
Professor
Department of Economics and Management
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Faculty Director
Center on Social Innovation and Finance 
The Carsey School of Public Policy

Xiaowei Teng (2020)
Professor
Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

W. Kelley Thomas (2014, 2016)
Hubbard Endowed Chair and Director
Hubbard Center for Genome Studies
Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Louis Tisa (2016, 2018-2019)
Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Heather Turner (2021)
Professor & Department Chair
Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

Venky Venkatachalam (2011, 2014)
Former UNH Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor of Information Systems
Department of Decision Sciences
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

Cameron P. Wake (2011, 2015-2017)
Research Professor
Earth Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

David H. Watters (2011-2012)
Professor 
Department of English 
College of Liberal Arts 
Former Faculty Fellow 
Office of the Senior Vice Provost, Engagement and Faculty Development

Melissa Wells (2021)
Professor
Social Work
College of Health & Human Services

Wil Wollheim (2020)
Associate Professor
Natural Resources & the Environment
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture