Vice President for Research and Innovation Search

Candidates for the position of Vice President for Research and Innovation will be coming to campus for interviews later this month.

The Miami University community is invited to open sessions to meet the candidates.

Susan McDowell, Ball State University

Susan McDowell

Open Forum

Monday, February 14, 2022 | 3:00–4:00 pm | 319 Kreger Hall

Kimberley Mayer, University of Texas at Arlington


Open Forum

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 3:00–4:00 pm | 319 Kreger Hall

Joshua Smyth, Pennsylvania State University

Joshua Smyth

Open Forum

Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 3:00–4:00 pm | 319 Kreger Hall

Curriculum vitae for the candidates can be requested by emailing CVs have been provided to faculty in the college.

Miami has engaged the national search firm of Isaacson Miller to assist with the search.

Search Committee

Chair - Beena Sukumaran, Dean, College of Engineering and Computing

  • Catherine Almquist, Professor, Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering
  • Robert Applebaum, Professor, Sociology & Gerontology
  • Michael Bailey- Van Kuren, Interim Chair and Associate Professor,  Emerging Technology in Business & Design
  • Whitney Damson, Undergraduate Student
  • Ryan Elias, Associate Vice President of Development
  • Paul Harding, Chair and Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Fadel Megahed, Associate Professor, Information Systems & Analytics
  • Elisabeth Widom, Chair and Professor, Geology & Environmental Earth Science
  • Wilnelly Ventura-Valentin, Graduate Student
  • Sarah Woodruff, Director, Discovery Center