Research Council

The UNH Research Council serves as an advisory body to the Senior Vice Provost for Research on matters pertaining to the support and advancement of excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activities at UNH.  It provides a forum for communication and opportunities for collaboration among the Research Office, the colleges and schools, the research centers and institutes, and other key players in the UNH research enterprise.

The goals of the UNH Research Council are to:

  • Advise the Senior Vice Provost for Research (SVPR) on research, scholarship, and creative activities (RSCA)-related issues, including services, policies, and procedures;
  • Recommend and help operationalize actions to strengthen and promote UNH’s RSCA programs;
  • Facilitate information sharing; and
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration.

Procedures:  The Council meets quarterly.


  • SVPR (Chair)
  • Associate deans for research (or equivalent) from each UNH college and school
  • Director, deputy, or associate director of selected UNH research institutes
  • Cooperative Extension representative
  • Library representative
  • Faculty Senate representative
  • Research Faculty Council representative

Current members of the Research Council






Marian McCord

Senior Vice Provost for Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach




College of Liberal
Arts (COLA)

Jenni Cook

Associate Dean, COLA
Professor, Music

College of Life Sciences
& Agriculture (COLSA)

Rick Cote

Faculty Fellow for Research & Graduate Education
Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Science
Director, Center for Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR)

Carsey School of Public Policy

Michael Ettlinger

Director, Carsey Institute

Faculty Senate

David Finkelhor

Director, Family Research Lab

School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE)

Diane Foster

Director, SMSOE

UNH Extension

Charlie French

Extension Program Team Leader

Institute on Disability

Andrew Houtenville

Acting Director, Institute on Disability

Research Faculty Council

Lisa Jones

Research Associate Professor, Psychology

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)

Brad Kinsey

Faculty Fellow for Research & Graduate Education, CEPS  
Director, NH BioMade
Interim Director, John Olson Center for Advanced Manufacturing

College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

Dain LaRoche

Professor, Kinesiology

Graduate School

Cari Moorhead

Dean, Graduate School

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

Victoria Parker

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Administration, Paul College

UNH Manchester

Mihaela Sabin

Professor, Computer Information Systems, UNH Manchester

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

Nathan Schwadron

Professor, Physics

UNH Postdocs

Krista Fleck


UNH Library

Kimberly Sweetman

Associate Dean, UNH Library

College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

Anita Tucker

Professor, Social Work




Research Office

Kathy Cataneo

Director of Research Development

Research Office

Louise Griffin

Director of Administration

Research Office

Mark Milutinovich

Director, Large Center Development