Research Mission

The mission of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is to advance innovation and discovery. The core of this mission is the research, scholarship, and creative works of UNM faculty. The OVPR seeks to facilitate these activities, resulting in new knowledge and applications of value to academic communities and the public.

IMPORTANT! New Proposal Submission Guidelines

The Office of the Vice President for Research is proposing implementing a new proposal submission guidelines for the University of New Mexico. We are inviting comments from the UNM community.
There are a two links below to help facilitate this process. The first one is to download the document so you can review it. The second is a feedback form where you can either write in your feedback or upload your corrections to the document.

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Research Highlights

  • Thursday, 18 June 2015

    The Transformative Negotiator – a book, a class, a way of life.

    UNM instructor Michele Huff offers a different way to approach a deal.

    Humans are always looking to make deals. Whether it's negotiating a new job with a human resources director, working out an agreement with our kids or aging parents, a car pool or a way to share the office refrigerator, embarking on a tricky business deal or even a complex real estate agreement, humans are wheeling and dealing.

    The way you approach the transaction can make all the difference between satisfaction and simmering resentment. Huff's Continuing Education course and book will help you direct the outcome.

    UNM attorney Michele Huff's Continuing Education course and book teaches students how to negotiate a way through the difficult problems of life and can help you direct the outcome this summer. Her course, Transformative Negotiation, at UNM’s Continuing Education Building, begins on June 23. The course is based on her book “The Transformative Negotiator,” is available at local bookstores, or her publisher’s website, or

    Huff is an attorney at UNM and has decades of experience in negotiating business transactions. She was born and raised in New York City, attending Lyçee Français de New York and Brearley School. She graduated from Colorado College and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University magna cum laude. 

    Full Story

    By Karen Wentworth, UNM News — June 16, 2015

VPR Leadership

Dr. Michael Dougher
Vice President for Research


Dr. Kevin Malloy
AVP for Research Initiatives


Carlos Romero
AVP for Research & Compliance

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