The purpose of the mission driven Research Centers is to build bridges between the disciplinary approaches of the departments and the problems of the contemporary world. The Centers foster interdisciplinary research, encourage collaboration among faculty, staff, and students, and disseminate their research.
The Council of Directors is composed of all Research Center Directors and the Provost. The Provost chairs the Council and is responsible for calling the meetings when necessary, at least twice per academic year. Directors may request that the Provost call exceptional meetings. Administrators and faculty not on the Council may be solicited for advice or assistance, and may be invited to participate in Council meetings by the Provost.
The principal function of the Council is to advise the Provost in the administration of the work of the Research Centers and in the coordination of Centers efforts within the University-wide academic program. The Council may request information about, and review, allocation of resources to Centers.
|Stephen Sawyer||Director, The Center for Critical Democracy Studies|
|Daniel Gunn||Director, The Center for Writers and Translators|
|Daniel Medin||Associate Director, The Center for Writers and Translators|
|Brian Schiff||Director, The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention|
|Elena Berg||Director, The Joy and Edward Frieman Environmental Science Center|
|Waddick Doyle||Director, The Civic Media Lab|