2020 Election Results

Nominees were asked to confirm their nomination by providing a brief statement on why they want to serve if elected. These statements, with links (if available) to the PI’s home page, are posted below. See the full College/Unit CPI seat allocations for 2020-21.

2020-21 CPI election results are noted below.

Vice Chair

  • Stelly, David (Soil and Crop Sciences) – “In my experiences, CPI provides functions pivotal to the success of PIs, our institutions, and indeed, all researchers at them.  Our research success greatly impacts the institution’s reputation, and its ability to meet educational and service missions, as well.  The monthly CPI meetings and other activities provide both scheduled and ad hoc means of communication and discussion which are key means of sharing information, ideas and opinions.  CPI is a mechanism by which PIs learn about past, ongoing and future plans, and by which the collective wit and voice of PIs can be used to assess existing and pending institutional operations, put forward new ideas of broad import, and help raise awareness to needs, whether long-standing or new. In working with administrative elements, CPI fosters success and growth of our research enterprise and the reputation of our institution.  We are fortunate to have an administration that appreciates dialogue with CPI, because it greatly facilitates efforts to enhance our workplace, morale and research output, e.g., by helping establish goals, identify needs, design constructive plans and revise plans and actions that impair functionality.  While it is all too clear that our near-term future is clearly going to be one of great challenge and change at multiple levels, I will, if elected, strive to help CPI serve these roles and needs, and hope that you, too, will give a bit extra to address these additional challenges and help mold our future to be best possible.” 

AgriLife Extension Service  

  • Carpenter, Craig (Agricultural Economics) – “Dr. Craig Carpenter is running for reelection in the Council of Principal Investigators (CPI). Within six months of arriving at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Dr. Carpenter was already a PI on a four-year nationally competitive grant and was elected to his first term on the CPI, giving him a fresh perspective on areas in which there can be improvement of the research environment for students, faculty, and staff. Continuing to navigate the application processes, he was awarded a number of additional grants since then. Dr. Carpenter will continue to listen to the PIs that he represents and work with administration to highlight areas in which we can create a more effective and efficient research organization. The goal of Dr. Carpenter’s work on the Council of Principal Investigators would be to advocate for other PIs and, as such, to promote the continued recognition of Texas A&M and AgriLife as nationally competitive in research, teaching, and Extension.”

AgriLife Research  

  • Somenahally, Anil C. (Soil and Crop Sciences – Overton)  – “I am honored to have been nominated to serve as a representative of the Texas AgriLife Research at the CPI and I accept the nomination. I am an Assistant Professor of Soil Science at the Overton AgriLife center. My research focus is on understanding and applying soil microbial interactions to improve the sustainability of soil resources and minimize environmental impacts of agriculture production systems. I have been working with several interdisciplinary teams on funded projects at state, national and international levels. I provide expertise on soil microbial community assessment, soil biogeochemistry and applying soil management techniques to improve soil quality, productivity and ecosystem services. As a faculty member located at an off-campus center, I understand the challenges and opportunities for collaborative research at AgriLife centers. Each AgriLife center offers unique research expertise and capabilities and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, which could benefit from increased opportunities for collaboration and grant funding. Through CPI, I will work to promote communications and partnerships between PIs, CPI and administration to increase collaborative opportunities and address concerns.”
  • Tarpley, Lee (Soil and Crop Sciences – Beaumont) – “Lee Tarpley is running for re-election to represent AgriLife Research. The CPI improves the research environment of the Texas A&M community by working with administration to address specific items. In addition to communicating CPI activities to agency PIs and PI concerns to CPI, Lee served as CPI representative on two external committees and on a CPI sub-committee. Lee Tarpley helped (a) promote the visibility and status of Export Controls offices; (b) push definitions of critical IT infrastructure that satisfied both the research community and IT security needs; and (c) emphasized the need for AgriLife Research to be at the table for campus-wide coordination of core facilities. Within the research community, AgriLife Research provides the most intense multi-disciplinary interactions, widest range of basic to applied research and diverse funding sources, including commodity groups, industry, regional entities, and federal agencies. Lee Tarpley values the multiple interests in AgriLife Research and the Research Community. He is experienced serving as a representative in other contexts; Lee was recently reelected to serve on the Board of an internationally recognized national scientific society. As a Professor of Plant Physiology located at a Center, his research is supported through a variety of sources, and graduate students under his research direction have been from both the US and other countries. Lee Tarpley will continue to work hard to serve AgriLife Research PIs; he will promote the greater good of, and efficiency of, the research endeavor, and ensure knowledge of, and access to, the broader research support infrastructure.”
  • Xue, Qingwu (Soil and Crop Sciences – Dallas) – “I am an associate professor and Regents Fellow in the Texas A&M AgriLife Research at Amarillo and a faculty in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College Station. My research program has been focused on improving crop yield, water use, water-use efficiency and stress resistance/tolerance in semiarid environment such as the US Southern Great Plains. In last 10 years, I have collaborated with scientists in the Texas A&M University System, USDA-ARS, and other universities at regional, national, and international levels. In addition, I developed good relationships with producers, industry personnel, commodity groups, and groundwater conservation districts. All these collaborations and connections at different levels helped me to better understand crop research needs and production issues. It is an honor to be nominated to serve on the CPI. If elected, I will commit to represent the needs and concerns of our off-campus PIs to promote AgriLife Research mission and achieve the goal of being nationally recognized and competitive in research and teaching.”

Bush School

  • Portney, Kent (Department of Public Services and Administration)  “I am a Professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration, and Director of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, in the Bush School of Government and Public Service. I am currently a principal investigator on a grant funded by the USDA and have experience with externally-funded research at Texas A&M and elsewhere. I would like to serve on the CPI in order to help members of the University community, particularly from the social and policy sciences, which are often less represented in externally funded research efforts. I am also committed to working with the University administration to make the entire grant process and research management, in general, more efficient and effective in order to stimulate more research activity.”

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • Cross, Russell (Animal Science “With more than 25 years’ experience in research as an active and productive principal investigator, I have returned to PI mode as a faculty member. I respect the value of the CPI in solving research-related issues important to all of us. During the past 12 years, I was involved primarily in university administration (Executive Vice President of TAMU, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of AgriLife, and Head of Department of Animal Science). I also have experience in government (head of food safety under Bush & Clinton) and the private sector. In order to improve the research enterprise for investigators, I founded a national association of department heads dedicated to increasing federal investment in agricultural research in 2012. I believe I can use my combined experience as a PI, and in administration and the government/private sector to serve the PIs in our college and enhance research capacity. The ability of our CPI leadership to deal effectively with university & System leadership has benefited us all. I would like to be able to contribute to those efforts.”
  • Pierson, Elizabeth (Horticulture Sciences “I am honored by the nomination to represent the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for a second term as a CPI member.  During my previous term representing you, I was elected to the CPI Executive Committee and was Co-chair of a committee tasked with enhancing interdisciplinary research. Working together, we raised awareness of PI issues, including barriers to interdisciplinary research, strengthening core facilities, and enhancing graduate education. We provided feedback to administrators on problems as they arose in a rapidly changing research and funding landscape. I joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2009, after 19 years on the faculty of the University of Arizona. My research has been multi-disciplinary, spanning field to laboratory, with opportunities to help develop technology centers here and at UA. I have been funded by grants from NSF, USDA, and DOE and State and local sources and served as a grant panel chair or member for USDA, NSF and NIH programs. I appreciate the importance of the different funding sources that support quality research in our College, University, and System.  I am fortunate to have worked and studied at different land grant institutions, and I believe the commitment to the land grant mission is an important component of excellence at Texas A&M. As a graduate of the AgriLife Advanced Leaders Program and a past member of the COALS Promotion and Tenure committee, I appreciate the diversity of goals, leadership structures, and talent that exists within COALS and AgriLife. I believe that solutions to complex problems benefit from cross-disciplinary discussions and partnerships, and more needs to be done to enhance these opportunities and reduce administrative barriers. I believe research quality and capacity must be supported by reducing creativity-stifling bureaucracy and maintaining an environment in which faculty, staff, and students are appreciated and innovation is encouraged and valued. We must continue to provide opportunities to researchers at all career stages to improve their competitive success, especially untenured and junior faculty who are our investment in sustained research distinction. We have and must continue to foster opportunities for the success of our post-doctoral researchers and graduate students. Research excellence also must be supported by having exceptional, affordable, equitably-available facilities and services. Previously as your CPI representative, I worked to foster relations with key administrators who could address your issues, and I would like to continue the goal of nurturing Texas A&M talent and research excellence.  If elected as a COALS representative, I will strive to communicate your concerns and ideas for the benefit of the entire research community.”

College of Architecture

  • Yan, Wei (Architecture) – “Dear Colleagues: I am honored to be nominated to serve on the CPI representing the College of Architecture. If elected, I will help enhance interdisciplinary collaborations among departments and colleges and help address PIs’ concerns regarding supports to their research activities. I will assist in resolving issues related to research in all the departments of our College and issues affecting research between the administration and the PI community, through attending the monthly CPI meetings, facilitating the communication between the College PIs and the CPI, and participating in other CPI activities. Amid and post- COVID-19, there are many challenges that PIs will be facing, in terms of research grants, proposals, and execution of proposed research activities, such as collaboration, data collection, experiments, user studies, and outreach. Working with the CPI, I will help our PIs to find new opportunities, develop their research agendas, and achieve their research goals, during the unprecedented, challenging times.Dr. Wei Yan, Mattia Flabiano III AIA/Page Southerland Page Endowed Professor at Texas A&M University, Associate Director for both the CRS Center and the Texas A&M Institute for Technology-Infused Learning (TITIL). His areas of research are: Architecture, Design Computation, and Building Science (building information modeling, parametric modeling, performance simulation, visualization, and optimization). As a PI, he has led research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Department of Energy (DOE), Autodesk, Inc., etc. He has served as a Review Panelist for NSF and an external reviewer for the Research Grant Council, Hong Kong and Austrian Science Fund. His research and teaching recognitions include: Best Paper Prize in Design Computing and Cognition 2006, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Latrobe Prize Finalist 2013, Presidential Impact Fellow (TAMU) 2017, Student Government Association Open Educator Award (TAMU) 2019, and Alternate for the SXSW 2020 Innovation Awards, etc. He studied Architecture and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, Computer-Aided Architectural Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, and Architecture at Tianjin University. In 2012, he was a Guest Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Visiting Professor at Stanford University.”

College of Engineering  

  • Grunlan, Melissa (Biomedical Engineering) – “I am honored to have been nominated for the CPI at Texas A&M University. Should I be elected, I will gladly serve to support the CPI’s critical mission. I believe that efforts should be made to remove barriers that hinder research productivity. Continuous improvement in proposal preparation and post-award administration is vital to maximize the success of all types of proposals – from those submitted by a single PI to those submitted as large-scale, multi-PI centers. Finally, additional efforts should be directed on providing meaningful support to young investigators who are in the early stages of building their research programs at the university. I was hired as an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering (2005), was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure (2011) and was promoted to Full Professor (2017). I also hold a courtesy appointments in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and in the Department of Chemistry. My research focuses on the development of polymeric biomaterials for medical devices and regenerative engineering. My research has been funded by NIH, NSF, a national lab, a government lab and corporate sponsors.  I collaborate with a diverse group of researchers at the university as well as at other US and international institutions. My experiences as a PI have prepared me to make a meaningful contribution to the CPI.”
  • Hammond, Tracy (Computer Science and Engineering) – “Dr. Hammond, Director of the Sketch Recognition Lab and Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, is passionate about the university. Hammond is the chair of the Engineering Education Executive Committee, and a member of the Center for Population and Aging, the Center for Remote Health Technologies & Systems, and the Institute for Data Science. Hammond is a PI for over 10 million in funded research, from NSF, DARPA, Google, Microsoft, et al. Hammond holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and FTO (Finance Technology Option) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and four degrees from Columbia University: an M.S in Anthropology, an M.S. in Computer Science, a B.A. in Mathematics, and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. Hammond mentored 17 UG theses (and many more non-thesis UG through 351 undergraduate research semesters taught), 29 M.S. theses, and 9 Ph.D. dissertations. Hammond is the 2020 recipient of the TEES Faculty Fellows Award and the 2011-2012 recipient of the Charles H. Barclay, Jr. ’45 Faculty Fellow Award. Hammond has been featured on the Discovery Channel and other news sources. Hammond is dedicated to diversity and equity, reflected in her publications, research, teaching, service, and mentoring. More at http://srl.tamu.edu. Dr. Hammond believes that her PI experience and passion for the university will enable her to facilitate and speak up for the needs of the Principal Investigators across the university. She looks forward to serving her colleagues in this manner.”
  • Jiménez, Daniel (Computer Science and Engineering) – “The CPI provides an important voice for the Texas A&M research community. It proactively seeks ways to improve the research experience at Texas A&M, while finding the best ways for our research community to work with administration. I would like to help with this work as a member of the CPI. I have been PI or co-PI on many research grants including 12 from NSF, an NSF CAREER award, and several industry sponsored projects. Moreover, I bring a different perspective: I have been a PI at another AAU state university (Rutgers), and I have been a Department Chair (UT San Antonio). In addition, I have served on the CPI previously and am currently a member of the Faculty Senate where I am a vocal faculty advocate. This experience gives me a good insight into solutions as well as constraints related to the administration of research. I would like to represent the interests of our College to make sure we can maintain and grow our research programs. I am particularly interested in initiatives to recruit excellent graduate students who are vital to our work. With the changes going on in our College, I want to ensure that our we shares in new opportunities for large-scale projects without neglecting established research models. For me, the most important guiding principle will be that of freedom: PIs should be free to carry out high-quality research without excessive burden. Administration should enable and support this freedom at all levels while exercising its responsibility to sponsors. I will be a strong advocate for you on the CPI.”
  • Ma, Samuel (Civil Engineering) – “I am pleased to accept nomination and will be honored to serve in the council of principal investigators if elected. I joined Texas A&M University as an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the College of Engineering in 2015. My research focuses on the general area of environmental science and engineering and the interdisciplinary nature of my research has allowed me to establish broad collaborations with colleagues at different colleges and to have some understanding on the core facilities on campus critical to all PIs. This experience will allow me to serve the research community well to further enhance the research climate and infrastructures at Texas A&M University. My research has been supported by NSF, USDA, DOI and the state of Texas. I have been a graduate coordinator in environmental engineering since 2017, which provides me important information on graduate education on our campus. As a member of CPI, I aim to serve as a channel of communication between PIs in our department and college and the administration within the framework of CPI to further improve our research climate and profile.”
  • Talreja, Ramesh (Aerospace Engineering) – “I have been a CPI member before and have served on the CPI Executive Committee for one term. I have also served on the Faculty Senate as an Executive Committee member. I believe strongly in shared governance and in “Leadership by Example”. I feel that I am ready to serve for the second three-year term, if given the privilege. Obviously, the reason for serving on the CPI is to make sure the TAMU research enterprise remains vibrant and energized. This means engaging with the administration and voicing legitimate concerns firmly and professionally. Additionally, I wish to influence the research community in staying close to our stated mission of integrating research with education and asking the fundamental question: Are we serving the society at large?”

College of Medicine

  • Glaser, Shannon (Medical Physiology) – “I would be honored to represent the College of Medicine as a representative to the CPI.  I am a Professor in the Department of Medical Physiology and an NIH funded investigator with a research program focused on the pathophysiology of biliary epithelial cells during chronic liver diseases.  I have served on NIH study sections reviewing program grants, COBREs, and K awards.  I am also an associate editor for Seminars in Liver Disease and on the editorial board of Hepatology.  As a member of the CPI, my goal would be to provide a voice for the interests of the College of Medicine research faculty by soliciting faculty concerns and issues concerning research policies and infrastructure.  If elected, I would work hard to understand and communicate your concerns to the CPI and work to advocate for enhancing the research environment.”

College of Liberal Arts

  • Bernard, Jessica (Psychological & Brain Sciences) – “I am honored by the nomination to represent the College of Liberal Arts as a member of the Council of Principal Investigators (CPI). I would be proud to serve the college and my colleagues in this manner. On the CPI I will act to represent the diversity of research in the College of Liberal Arts. In particular, I am highly invested in increasing extramural funding to faculty at Texas A&M, specifically that from the National Institutes of Health. I will work to improve both pre- and post-award processes at all levels. Finally, as a human neuroscientist I am particularly invested in supporting basic and translational human neuroscience work across the university and will work to ensure the success of these endeavors from access to needed resources to the streamlining of human subjects ethics processes. My ultimate goal is to work for the continued success of the research endeavors at Texas A&M and the success of our diverse and talented faculty. As a researcher, my work uses human neuroimaging techniques to understand the brain in health and disease across the lifespan, and includes collaborations within the College of Liberal Arts, and across colleges at the university. My work is funded by the NIA and NIMH, and I have also received private foundation funding in the past. I look forward to working hard to ensure the continued success of research at Texas A&M.”
  • Prechel, Harland (Sociology) – “I am honored by the nomination to serve a second term to represent the College of Liberal Arts on the CPI.  I am a Professor of Sociology, Energy Institute Fellow and College of Liberal Arts Cornerstone Fellow. I received NSF and Census Bureau funding for my research examining the effects of organizational and political-legal arrangements on corporate financial malfeasance and environmental pollution. The CPI has the vital role to work with the university administration to foster research and facilitate appropriate organizational mechanisms to achieve the university research agenda. I am deeply interested in working toward improving the organizational mechanisms that support the needs and interests of the research community at TAMU and TAMUS while complying with the directives and requirements of external funding agencies by promoting open and constructive dialog between the administration and the faculty.”

College of Science

  • Dulin, Jennifer “Jen” (Biology) – “I am honored to be nominated to represent the College of Science on the Council of Principal Investigators. I joined the Department of Biology as an Assistant Professor in 2017. My lab seeks to develop novel stem cell therapies to restore neurological function following spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury research is a rapidly growing area of strength at Texas A&M, and the goal of the Texas A&M Spinal Cord Initiative is to establish our university as a world leader in this research area. My lab has received funding from the TIRR Foundation, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation, and the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation. I have served on study sections for the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. I collaborate with scientists within the Colleges of Science, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Veterinary Medicine, and the Texas A&M Health Science Center. I also frequently work with the Comparative Medicine Program, the Animal Welfare Office, and the Biosafety Program. I am eager to serve on the Council of Prinicipal Investigators as an advocate for my colleagues, particularly junior faculty members, graduate students, and postdocs at Texas A&M. I will be specifically committed to promoting opportunities for multi-investigator research collaborations to provide seed funding for extramural grants. I look forward to working to improve the research climate and capabilities at Texas A&M.”
  • Fries, Rainer (Physics & Astronomy) – “I would be honored to serve as a member of the Council of Principle Investigators. I have been a faculty member at Texas A&M University since 2006 and have been funded by both NSF and DOE. I would like to be an active advocate for the interests of the research community in the College of Science by working constructively with the upper administration and Sponsored Research Services. We have to guard the interests of PIs and their research programs within a large public university with many competing goals and priorities. This is particularly important in view of the uncertain future we face due to the current crisis. Our long term goals should be to improve the conditions for Texas A&M researchers to be competitive in pursuit of external funding, to streamline administrative processes and regulations, and to support continued investment into research infrastructure.”

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

  • Schneider, Dean (Energy Institute)  – “I am honored to be nominated for a second term as a TEES representative to the CPI. I have been an applied research PI since I joined TEES in 2002 and have worked with many other PIs across the Texas A&M System’s universities and agencies in projects in energy, environmental sustainability, test and evaluation, and manufacturing. I have a broad-based understanding of the missions and goals of the various colleges and agencies and specific experience in building multi-disciplinary collaborations across those colleges and agencies that support those missions and goals.The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station is making a strategic effort to significantly increase its portfolio in applied research while maintaining the current levels of basic research. As this effort progresses, we will see challenges in the way we need to plan and conduct applied research in terms of contracts, deliverables, and personnel. In other words, we will need to change the way we do business to be successful. As the needs of the research enterprise expands, the CPI will need to help investigators navigate this changing research landscape. My background and expertise will help the CPI continue to meet the needs of TEES researchers throughout this evolution.”  

Texas A&M Galveston

  • Wells, R.J. David (Marine Biology) – no statement

Texas A&M Mays School of Business

  • Ray, Korok (Accounting) – “Korok is an Associate Professor at the Mays Business School of Texas A&M University, and Director of the Mays Innovation Research Center. He is a labor economist who researches the future of work. Korok’s core area of research is performance measurement: the study of incentives, risk/reward, and compensation for human performance. His research seeks to create economic models of human behavior and to design incentive systems to achieve better outcomes for all. Korok founded and directs the Mays Innovation Research Center, an interdisciplinary center at Texas A&M dedicated to the study of innovation. The Center supports faculty research, engages students, hosts events, and distributes this knowledge broadly to the campus, scholars, policymakers, managers, and the public at large. Korok earned a BS in mathematics from the University of Chicago and a PhD in economics from Stanford University. He has taught at the University of Chicago and Georgetown University, as well as Texas A&M University. He also served on the Council of Economic Advisers of the White House from 2007 to 2009 during the historic financial crisis.”

Texas A&M Transportation Institute 

  • Bierling, David (Multimodal Freight) – “Dear Colleagues, thank you for the opportunity to have served as one of your TTI Representatives on the Council for Principal Investigators for the past three years.  I would appreciate the chance to represent TTI again and ask for your support.  The CPI is a venue for PI representatives from A&M System research universities and agencies to hear and provide feedback about issues that can affect how we do the business of research.  It is important that TTI continue to have active participation on the Council to represent the unique factors that make TTI different from many of the other CPI members.   My background: I have worked or proposed on projects with PIs from nearly all TTI research divisions, and also partnered on projects with TEES, TEEX, and Texas A&M academic programs. My education is in engineering (bachelors and masters) and social sciences (doctorate). I have led quantitative and qualitative research projects for a wide range of our traditional and non-traditional sponsors including local, state, and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and Transportation Research Board.  I believe this background and experience provide a breadth of perspectives about who works at TTI, what we do and why it is important, and why the TAMU research environment is important for us.”
  • Perkinson, Dennis (Transportation Modeling Program) – “For the last three years I have represented TTI on the CPI, for the last two years as a member of the Executive Committee.  I was one of three authors of a White Paper on cross disciplinary research presented to the full CPI and to the Provost, among others.  I also represent TTI with a group of researchers from the College of Engineering to provide coordinated input to the full CPI on research-related matters affecting the engineering community.  My last two years on the Executive Committee have provided TTI researchers and administration regular access to the Chancellor, the Provost, the VPR for Research, and the University President.  It’s been hectic at times and getting back and forth from RELLIS to CPI meetings on campus has been challenging.  But the effort has always been rewarding and worth it, in terms of carrying TTI’s perspective and interests to the larger research community, and in terms of sharing the concerns of the larger research community with TTI researchers and administration.  I ask for your support for a second term on the CPI to build upon the relationships and networking I have developed in the term just ending.”

Texas A&M University Libraries  

  • Potvin, Sarah (Office of Scholarly Communications) – “Texas A&M University hosts a rich and broad research environment, with an institutional land grant mission dedicated to far-ranging, high impact work. I would be honored to work to advance the overall research goals of the university by representing the University Libraries on the Council of Principal Investigators. In this position, I would represent the needs, concerns, and interests of faculty in the University Libraries, who play a significant dual role in campus research: we actively pursue a range of research, including interdisciplinary and applied research; and we amplify, support, and strengthen the overall research work of the university through partnerships, services, facilities, and programs. I am committed to representing the research needs of Libraries faculty members within CPI, and to enhancing the Libraries’ ability to address research needs across campus by communicating CPI members’ needs back to my organization and colleagues.  
    Broadly, my own research agenda considers power, governance, and equity, as it influences scholarly production & information organization. My current research clusters around community organization, digital representation and persistence, humanities data ethics, public access, and the creation of standards and shared knowledge.As the Digital Scholarship Librarian based in the Office of Scholarly Communication, I work to advance new models of scholarship and collections, emphasizing open access. Prior to joining the University Libraries, I worked as a researcher at the University of Texas and Harvard University and as a research and scholarly communication analyst at a small nonprofit dedicated to partnerships and exchanges between researchers and policymakers.”

*The CPI defines a “PI” as a PI or Co-PI on at least one externally reviewed and funded project or grant within the previous three years. –see bylaws, Section 2. Representation, A. Definition of PI

**see bylaws Section 2. Representation, F. Allocation of Seats