Kimberly Eck, MPH, Ph.D., is the assistant vice chancellor of research development at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she has worked since 2016. In this role, Eck and her team provide programming and services to increase the competitiveness of external proposals, facilitate internal and external collaborations, build research capacity, and support all forms of creative activity and scholarship. She manages a suite of internal funding mechanisms representing an investment of approximately $2 million annually. Eck has also taken an active role in initiatives to increase faculty diversity at the University of Tennessee.
Eck’s career in research development began in 2009 while working for a small consulting firm. She went on to work for the Research Foundation of the State University of New York and Geisinger Health System in a similar capacity.
Eck serves on the board of directors of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals as the vice president and president-elect. Her current research focuses on the field of research development. Eck and her co-authors developed the first evidence-based definition of research development, which was published earlier this year.
Eck completed her B.A. at the University of Notre Dame and MPH at Saint Louis University. She completed her Ph.D. in epidemiology at SUNY University at Albany.
The search advisory committee and President Scott Green are pleased to announce that Kimberly Eck has been selected to interview for the position of Vice President for Research and Economic Development.
The open session will be held 3 p.m. Pacific time, 4 p.m. Mountain time, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in person (attendance limited to 40 attendees) and online via Zoom (registration is required). The recorded session (university login required) and online feedback form will be posted below and will be available until 8 a.m. Pacific time, Friday, July 3, 2020. The President invites feedback on the finalist through the online feedback form.