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Advisory Council


LIU Research Advisory Council’s objective is to promote a culture supporting research at LIU. RAC will develop an agenda, analyze, forecast and provide recommendations to senior leadership that foster research productivity, scholarly and creative activities of faculty anywhere in the world. RAC will make recommendations and report to SVPAA Randy Burd.

Advisory Council Members:


Richard Nader, Chief Research and International Officer


Ed Weis, VP Academic Affairs, Post

Executive Officer:

Jenny Columbus, Research Development Strategist

  1. Nate Bowditch, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Post
  2. Mohammed Cherkaoui, Vorzimer Chair, Professor, College of Management
  3. Kathleen Feeley, Associate Professor, College of Education
  4. Alan Gertler, Senior Fellow, Academic Affairs
  5. Jeff Idle, Endowed Professor, LIU Pharmacy
  6. Tom Inzana, Associate Dean Research, College of Veterinary Medicine
  7. Steve Liebling, Professor, Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  8. Kevin Meehan, Associate Professor, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  9. Kenneth Morris, University Professor, LIU  Pharmacy
  10. Deborah Mutnick, Professor, English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  11. Valerie Clayman Pye, Assistant Professor, Department of Theater
  12. Grazia Stagni, Professor of Pharmaceutics, LIU Pharmacy
  13. Chris Surratt, Associate Dean Research and Graduate Programs, LIU Pharmacy
  14. Peggy Tallier, Senior Associate Dean, Nursing
  15. Cheng Zhang, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Research Advisory Council will meet in the Fall-Spring semesters. Meetings will be held both in Brooklyn, and at Post.