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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Organization Chart

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education oversees more than $1.4 billion in annual research expenditures, a figure that puts the University of Wisconsin–Madison as the number eight university in the nation for volume of research. The office also includes administration of 17 cross-campus research and service centers and maintains oversight of the Graduate School, which has an annual budget of $160 million and as well as responsibility for 9,400 graduate students in 150 master’s and 120 doctoral fields. The leadership team consists of faculty and staff members representing the various disciplines of research and graduate education, including administration, physical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. In addition, an extensive network of operational support is in place to support the office’s mission.

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  • Cynthia Czajkowski, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
    • Amy Wendt, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Physical Sciences
    • John Svaren Interim Associate Vice Chancellor fore Research, Biological Sciences
    • Florence Hsia, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Arts and Humanities
    • Lonnie Berger, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Social Sciences
    • Nadine Connor, Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Policy and Compliance
      • Lynn Haynes, Director of Office of Research Compliance
    • Brian Fox, Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Policy and Integrity
    • Mark Rickenbach, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Policy and Integrity
      • John Miller, Interim Compliance Director, Research Security Program
    • Natasha Kassulke, Director of Strategic Communications
    • Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education Research Centers and Offices
      • Data Science Institute Powered by American Family Insurance
      • Aquatic Sciences Center
      • American Family Insurance Data Science Institute
      • Arboretum
      • Biotechnology Center
      • Center for Genomic Science Innovation
      • Center for Quantitative Cell Imaging
      • Discovery 2 Product
      • Institute for Molecular Virology
      • Institute on Aging
      • Primate Research Center
      • Physical Sciences Lab
      • Research and Sponsored Programs
      • Research Animal Resources and Compliance
      • Space Science & Engineering Center
      • Waisman Center
      • Wisconsin Energy Institute
      • Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
      • WIPAC (IceCube)
      • Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
    • Petra Schroeder, Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Administration
      • Julie Karpelenia, Human Resources Director
      • Kathleen Ruby, Executive Assistant
      • Nick Novak, Assistant Dean, Research Services
      • Russell Schwalbe, Financial Reporting Director
        • Laila Robbins, Project Administrator
      • Mark Wegener,  IT Director
    • Kim Moreland, Associate Vice Chancellor, Research and Sponsored Programs
      • Mark Sweet, Director, eRA
    • William Karpus, Dean, Graduate School