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Marsha Mailick, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Marsha Mailick

Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
333 Bascom Hall
608-262-1044
marsha.mailick@wisc.edu

Marsha Mailick, a longtime University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty member and veteran of research leadership roles at the university, was appointed by Chancellor Rebecca Blank as Vice Chancellor for the Office of Research and Graduate Education in April 2015. A UW–Madison alumna, Mailick joined the UW–Madison faculty in 1988, and in 2002, became director of the Waisman Center, a large multidisciplinary center with a focus on developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases. She previously served as interim director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and chaired the search for a new chancellor in 2008.

Bill Karpus

Dean, Graduate School
217 Bascom Hall
608-263-1353
william.karpus@wisc.edu

As Dean of the Graduate School, Karpus provides leadership for all aspects of the graduate student experience, from recruitment through graduation, and serves as a campus-wide leader in graduate education. He is responsible for approximately 9,000 graduate students in over 140 master’s and 100 doctoral fields of study.

Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

Associate Dean, Graduate School
Bascom Hall
608-263-1353
lisa.martin@wisc.edu

The associate dean’s responsibilities focus on the graduate student experience and on the allocation of resources supporting graduate education. Martin is a professor of political science, and as associate dean, she will serve on the leadership teams of both the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. Martin’s research looks at the role of institutions and international organizations in world politics. Her work takes a strategic look at how institutional function and design influences state interactions.

Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman

Associate Vice Chancellor for Physical Sciences
325 Bascom Hall
608-262-1044
steven.ackerman@wisc.edu

The associate vice chancellor for physical sciences provides leadership for physical sciences and interdisciplinary research across campus. Ackerman, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, is an expert in the area of satellite meteorology, a field largely invented at UW–Madison. He is well known as an accomplished researcher, teacher and communicator of the science of weather and climate. Ackerman’s OVCRGE responsibilities include: radiation safety (research contact) and reviewing official for physical protection of radioactive material, drone and autonomous vehicles, research grant or contract exceptions (limited to classified research and publication restrictions), export controls, divisional area recruitment and retention, grant matches, research center reviews, faculty awards, Fall Competition awards, and UW2020 awards.

Nadine Connor

Nadine Connor

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Policy and Compliance
321 Bascom Hall
608-262-1044
nadine.connor@wisc.edu

The associate vice chancellor for research policy and compliance provides leadership executing institutional research compliance priorities and seeks to maintain and enhance research excellence. Connor is a professor in the College of Letters and Science’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Department of Surgery. Connor’s research interests are in the areas of communication disorders and swallowing impairments. She focuses on how aging and neurological diseases effect these critical functions and partners on a clinical project in the area of thyroid cancer. Connor’s OVCRGE research compliance responsibilities include: institutional official for Human Research Subjects Protection, institutional official for research animals, occupational health, controlled substances, and stem cell oversight program.

Norman Drinkwater

Norman Drinkwater

Associate Vice Chancellor for Biological Sciences
330 Bascom Hall
608-262-1044
norman.drinkwater@wisc.edu

The associate vice chancellor for biological sciences provides leadership for biological sciences and interdisciplinary research across campus. Drinkwater, a professor of oncology, studies genetics and the molecular biology of carcinogenesis. Drinkwater’s OVCRGE responsibilities include: Select Agent Program (research contact), Dual Use Research of Concern (research contact), Executive Safety Committee (research representative), Biosafety (research contact), divisional area recruitment and retention, grant matches, research center reviews, faculty awards, Fall Competition awards, and UW2020 awards.

Brian Fox

Brian Fox

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Policy and Integrity
355 Bascom Hall
608-262-1044
bgfox@wisc.edu

The associate vice chancellor for research policy work and integrity provides leadership in setting and executing institutional research integrity priorities and seeks to maintain and enhance research excellence. Fox is a professor of biochemistry whose research interests include biochemical, catalytic, and structural studies of enzymes and integral membrane proteins with application in biofuels, environmental carbon cycling, and human health. Fox’s OVCRGE responsibilities include: conflict of interest (financial and institutional), research-related facility use, Research Integrity Officer, responsible conduct of research training and tracking, IP and entrepreneurship, oversight of Office Industrial Partnerships (research affiliations with external organizations), and Research Policy Advisory Committee.

Jan Greenberg

Jan Greenberg

Associate Vice Chancellor for Social Sciences
332 Bascom Hall
608-262-1044
jan.greenberg@wisc.edu

The associate vice chancellor for social sciences provides leadership for social science and interdisciplinary research across campus. Greenberg is a Professor and the Director of the School of Social Work. His research is on families of persons with disabilities; with a special focus on aging parents as caregivers to adult children with severe and persistent mental illness. Greenberg’s OVCRGE responsibilities include: PI Committee Chair (review of PI status for academic staff), reducing administrative burden project, divisional area recruitment and retention, grant matches, research center reviews, faculty awards, Fall Competition awards, and UW2020 awards.

Lea Jacobs

Lea Jacobs

Associate Vice Chancellor for Arts & Humanities
323 Bascom Hall
608-262-1044
lea.jacobs@wisc.edu

The associate vice chancellor for arts and humanities provides leadership for arts and humanities and interdisciplinary research across campus. Jacobs is a professor of communication arts. Her research areas include the history of the American studio system, performance, silent cinema and film stylistics. Jacobs’ OVCRGE responsibilities include: public access compliance, publishing subventions for scholarly monographs, salary supplementation for research fellowships, divisional area recruitment and retention, grant matches, research center reviews, faculty awards, Fall Competiton awards, and UW2020 awards.

Kim Moreland

Kim Moreland

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, Director Research and Sponsored Programs
Room 6428
21 N. Park Street
608-262-3822
kmoreland@rsp.wisc.edu

As Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, Moreland promotes and facilitates the research, education, and outreach missions of the University of Wisconsin-Madison by supporting and administering extramurally sponsored programs. RSP is responsible for the final review, negotiation and submission of all grant and contract applications and for the negotiation of agreements. RSP staff provides financial and other administrative assistance by preparing financial reports, submitting invoices, processing payments, and addressing other primary functions.

andy richards

Andrew Richards

Chief of Staff for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
327 Bascom Hall
608-262-1044
andrew.richards@wisc.edu

The chief of staff manages the flow of issues, projects, and problems requiring either short-term responses or anticipatory preparations, and maintains close liaison and coordination with internal and external offices and entities. Richards previously served as the chief of staff for the UW System President.

Petra Schroeder

Petra Schroeder

Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration
328 Bascom Hall
608-262-1044
petra.schroeder@wisc.edu

The associate vice chancellor for administration manages finances and is chief financial officer for the WARF gift to campus and for all OVCRGE centers. Schroeder, who previously served as assistant dean for research services, also oversees facilities management, and supervises accounting, human resource management, research administration and information technology services.

Julie Karpelenia

Julie Karpelenia

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
307 Bascom Hall
608-262-8389
julie.karpelenia@wisc.edu

The assistant vice chancellor for human resources has primary responsibility for all personnel compliance, employment relations, labor relations and staff development, and affirmative action and equal employment opportunity functions of the OVCRGE and its centers. Karpelenia provides advice and counsel to senior leadership on a range of personnel matters.

Nick Novak

Nick Novak

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Services
317D Bascom Hall
608-265-4868
nick.novak@wisc.edu

The assistant vice chancellor for research services manages research administration for the OVCRGE research centers including acting as the Vice Chancellor’s representative for submission of grant proposals, acceptance of gifts and management of pre and post award matters. Novak previously served as manager of the proposal team at Research and Sponsored Programs and as a grants manager for several non-profit organizations.

Russell Schwalbe

Russell Schwalbe

Assistant Vice Chancellor
317 Bascom Hall
608-262-8386
russell.schwalbe@wisc.edu

The assistant vice chancellor for accounting manages the functional accounting duties and services for the OVCRGE, is the operational liaison for our campus stakeholders, and provides financial analysis and guidance to the OVCRGE leadership team. Schwalbe, who previously managed business operations at the UW Press, also oversees financial outreach services on behalf of OVCRGE accounting which provides practical fiscal guidance for end-users.

Nick Tincher

Nicholas Tincher

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
356 Bascom Hall
608-890-1838
nicholas.tincher@wisc.edu

The chief information officer advises and represents the VCRGE leadership team with respect to information technology and cyberinfrastructure to support the research and graduate education missions of the university. Tincher, who previously served in various technical roles at the university, also leads a team of technologists who work to advance the vibrant research and graduate programs at UW-Madison.