Research Excellence Working Group

Charge to the Research Excellence Working Group

The Research Excellence Working Group is to explore and characterize all aspects of UNM research on main campus.  It is to make recommendations that will guide UNM’s response to changing patterns of support for sponsored and non-sponsored research, with the overall goal of ensuring that UNM continues to be one of the world's great research universities. In making its recommendations, the Working Group will take into account UNM’s characteristics, including the central importance of undergraduate and graduate education.

Name Information
Melanie Moses Committee Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
  Committee Members
Caroline Smith

Associate Professor: Linguistics Department

Tom Turner

Curator of Fishes: Museum of Southwestern Biology
Int. Associate Dean: AS Biology General Administrative
Summer Research: AS Biology General Administrative
Associate Dean: Arts Sciences Admn Support

Mary Anne Newhall

Associate Dean for Research and Technology, Fine Arts and Associate Professor of Dance.

Julie Coonrod

Professor: Civil Engineering Dean: Graduate Studies GS

Vince Calhoun

Chief Technology Officer: The Mind Research Network Distinguished Professor: Electrical Computer Engineering Summer Research: Electrical Computer Engineering Professor: Computer Science

Kathy McKnight

Associate Professor: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Christine Sims

Associate Professor, LLSS



For Questions on the Research Strategic Plan contact:

Dr. Ricardo Maestas
Special Assistant for Strategic Project Development
Office of the Vice President for Research
Tel: 505.277.6128