Supporting Research, Creativity and Collaborative Innovation
This task force was asked to evaluate how a more effective research infrastructure can be created, one that supports the advancement, financial support and visibility of research, scholarship and creative work at Brandeis, and that promotes our historical strength in collaboration and exploring across boundaries. This group was asked to deliver specific recommendations based on its work in the form of a succinct report to be delivered to the president by mid-spring.
The task force gathered and benchmarked data on competitive federal and philanthropic funding for research, creative endeavors and innovation, and on the impact and recognition of achievements in research, scholarship and creative work. The group assessed existing and nascent opportunities for collaboration vertically among undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff, and horizontally within and between Brandeis schools, departments, centers and institutes and between Brandeis and other institutions.
The group worked to ascertain the most significant challenges to research and creative productivity including infrastructure and organization, develop proposals for overcoming these challenges, and identify new opportunities for faculty and for all members of the Brandeis community.
Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator, Rose Art Museum
Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Anthropology
Associate Professor of Psychology
Vice Provost for Research
Professor of Sociology, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Director of the Women’s Studies Research Center
Senior Research and Technology Specialist, Division of Science
Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation
Professor of Physics
Associate Provost for Innovation; Executive Director, Office of Technology Licensing and the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center
Professor of Finance, International Business School
Trustee; Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry
Jehuda Reinharz Director, Mandel Center for the Humanities; Professor of English
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Heller School
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Stephen Van Hooser
Associate Professor of Biology