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The R1/Research Working Group convened in the first half of 2020 to examine the landscape of research and graduate education at the University of Idaho with the objective of identifying actions to be taken that would improve the research culture at the university and incentivize greater research and doctoral degree productivity.

Please feel free to leave any feedback around the recommendations in the white paper on the form below. The feedback window will close on December 18, 2020.


Brad Ritts, chair
Associate Vice President, Research

Chandra Zenner Ford
President’s Office Executive Sponsor

Lee Ostrom
Center Executive Officer, Idaho Falls

Jerry McMurtry
Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Ginger Carney
Dean, College of Science

Michael Parrella
Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

P. Michael Davidson
Institute Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee

Amy Lientz
Director, Supply Chain – Energy Industry, Idaho National Laboratory

Shirley Luckhart
Faculty, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology

Rich Christensen
Director, Nuclear Engineering

Diane Kelly-Riley
Interim Vice Provost for Faculty

Lisette Waits
Department Head, Fish and Wildlife Sciences

Tom Ptak
Faculty, Geography

Barrie Robison
Faculty, Biological Sciences

Raymond Dixon
Department Chair, Curriculum and Instruction

Katherine Himes
Director, McClure Center for Public Policy Research

Russell McClanahan
Facility Manager, Integrated Research and Innovation Center

Trina Mahoney
Assistant Vice President, University Budget and Planning

Connor Hill
Graduate Professional Student Association Chair, Chemical Engineering

Jane Lucas
Postdoctoral Associate, Soil and Water Systems

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Physical Address:
Administration Building
Room 105
Moscow, ID


Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3151
Moscow, ID