Paul Dodd, PhD
Paul Dodd is Associate Vice Chancellor for Interdisciplinary Research and Strategic Initiatives at UC Davis. He has worked at the interface between industry, academia and government for over 20 years. Paul is responsible for development of interdisciplinary research activities for the Davis campus and for initiating, supporting and coordinating the development of new strategic research partnerships, domestic and international. Paul administers the ten Organized Research Units on campus as well as Special Research Programs and Central Facilities. Prior to UC Davis Paul was Director of the Industry Collaborative Programs at Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) where he was responsible for large-scale collaborative research centers and clusters in Information and Communication Technologies, Life Sciences and Renewable Energy. In 2009-10, Paul worked in Silicon Valley, California with the Irish Government’s enterprise development agency. His role was to develop research links between industry in the United States and academic research groups and centers in Ireland. Paul holds bachelor and master’s degrees in materials science from Trinity College Dublin and was awarded a Ph.D. from Queen’s University Belfast for research on nanoscale magnetic materials and devices with applications in magnetic recording head technologies.
Rachel Dresbeck, PhD
Rachel Dresbeck, PhD, is the Director of Research Development and Academic and Research Communication at Oregon Health & Science University. Her primary area of focus is strategic planning and institutional positioning for the academic and research enterprises. Dr. Dresbeck leads initiatives related to research development for OHSU, including planning for investment and capacity-building. She is deeply involved with faculty and trainee development in areas such as grantsmanship and science writing. She serves as a key strategic communications advisor to the provost and to the senior vice president for research and directs numerous communications initiatives. She is a board member and immediate past president of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals, where she is engaged in forming strategic alliances with federal institutions, professional societies, and associations. She is also a faculty member in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, where she teaches courses on proposal development and science writing. Dr. Dresbeck received a BA in philosophy from Whitman College and an MA and PhD in English Literature from the University of Oregon. She also writes books about Oregon.
Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD
Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski is the Vice President for Strategic Alliances in Global Academic Relations at Elsevier where she is focused on how insight from data and analytics guide strategic planning for the research enterprise. Dr. Falk-Krzesinski’s engagement activities emphasize building partnerships around important issues related to: scholarly communication and open science; research data and data science; research information and data management; research analytics and measuring impact; collaboration and interdisciplinary research; economic development; and, early career researcher development. Dr. Falk-Krzesinski is also broadly involved in promoting early career researchers and women leaders in STEM, serving on the NIH’s BEST program External Scientific Panel and as Editor-in-Chief for the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Magazine. She also serves as a board-alternate for ORCID. She launched the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) in 2008, serving as the organization's founding president and continues to teach grantsmanship courses in the Philanthropy and Nonprofit program at Northwestern University.
Cindy Fan, PhD
Cindy Fan is UCLA’s Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement and is the first woman and Asian to hold that position. She is responsible for the university’s global strategy and international partnerships, including overseeing the International Institute and its more than 25 interdisciplinary research centers and degree programs. Among several new initiatives that she has created, UCLA Global Forums foster dialog on issues of global and local relevance such as education, work force, sustainability, and health.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Fan received her PhD from the Ohio State University. She has been a Professor of Geography at UCLA since 1989 and is internationally known for her research on migration, regional development and gender in China. Dr. Fan has numerous publications, including the book China on the Move, a pioneering study on rural-urban migration and split households in China. She has also co-edited two international and interdisciplinary journals Regional Studies and Eurasian Geography and Economics. A frequent contributor to the New York Times, BBC, and China Radio International, Dr. Fan has delivered keynote speeches throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S. She is a recipient of the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award and major grants from the Henry Luce Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation and National Science Foundation.
Brad Fenwick, DVM, PhD
Dr. Brad Fenwick is a Professor of Pathobiology and Microbiology. He holds a doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Masters of Pathology from Kansas State University and Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology from UC Davis. He completed a residency at UC Davis and is board certified in Microbiology and qualified in Pathology. Dr. Fenwick has received numerous awards and recognitions for his research, holds several patents, founded a biotechnology company, and consults globally with companies, universities, and governments.
He is a Fellow with the American Council on Education, a Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a science advisor with the U.S. State Department where his portfolio included Food Security, Higher Education, and Science, Technology, and Innovation. He has held many senior administrative positions, including Graduate Dean, Vice President for Research, President for Intellectual Properties, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, and Chief Scientist with the USDA. As Senior Vice President for Global Strategic Alliances with Elsevier he is charged with forging non-commercial partnerships with universities, research centers, industry, governments, and funding bodies to enhance higher education and academic research and innovation productivity and success.
Ann Gabriel is Vice President for Academic & Research relations at Elsevier, based in New York. She has held a variety of positions at the forefront of scholarly communication, most recently as Elsevier’s Publishing Director for journals in Computer Science and Engineering, as well as electronic product development roles with Elsevier’s ScienceDirect, and previously Cambridge University Press. She has served as adjunct faculty at New York University.
She is a member the Association of American Publishers (AAP) / Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Executive Committee. She holds a master’s degree in communications from the University of Pennsylvania.
As Vice President for Research, Randolph Hall is responsible for leading research initiatives across the university, overseeing research advancement, administration and ethics. Hall’s experience includes serving as the founder/principal investigator for two national research centers, the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), and the National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research (METRANS). He also served as senior associate dean for research in the Viterbi School of Engineering for four years and chair of the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. As Vice President, Hall has led the creation of policies to catalyze collaborative research, including changes in promotions and tenure, research attribution, and shared repositories; creation of funding programs that support collaborative research and shared equipment; and infrastructure and events enabling digital scholarship. He has helped faculty create national research centers, built alliances with external research institutes, developed the Center for Excellence in Research, created the DC-based research advancement office, and built an integrated research office that encompasses contracts and grants, technology transfer, human subject protection, animal resources, clinical trial administration, research ethics, research training, research advancement and internal grant programs. Hall is the architect for the TARA research administration system at USC, providing software tools that support research administration, compliance, technology transfer and business intelligence. In additional to serving as Vice President, Hall is Professor in the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. In this capacity, Hall is the author of Queueing Methods for Services and Manufacturing (Prentice Hall, 1997) and the editor of Handbook of Transportation Science (Springer, 1999, 2003), Handbook of Healthcare System Scheduling (Springer, 2012) and Patient Flow: Reducing Delay in Healthcare Delivery (Springer, 2006, 2013). He is also a board member for the USC Health System. Hall is incoming chairman for the University Industry Demonstration Partnership, and a member of the Association of Academic Health Centers Thought Leadership Institute. Hall received his Ph.D. (1982) and M.S. (1980) in civil engineering from U.C. Berkeley. He received his B.S. in industrial engineering and operations research from U.C. Berkeley in 1979.
Robert J. Hanisch, PhD
Dr. Robert J. Hanisch is the Director of the Office of Data and Informatics, Material Measurement Laboratory, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In this role he is responsible for improving data management and analysis practices and helping to assure compliance with national directives on open data access. Prior to coming to NIST in 2014, Dr. Hanisch was a Senior Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, and was the Director of the US Virtual Astronomical Observatory, a program funded by NSF and NASA. In the past twenty years Dr. Hanisch has led many efforts in the astronomy community in the area of information systems and services, focusing particularly on efforts to improve the accessibility and interoperability of data archives and catalogs.
He was the first chair of the International Virtual Observatory Alliance Executive Committee (2002-2003). From 2000 to 2002 he served as Chief Information Officer at STScI, overseeing all computing, networking, and information services for the Institute. Prior to that he had oversight responsibility for the Hubble Space Telescope Data Archive and led the effort to establish the Multimission Archive at Space Telescope—MAST—as the optical/UV archive center for NASA astrophysics missions. He has served as chair of the Program Organizing Committee for the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems conferences, chair of the Space Science Data Systems Technical Working Group, chair of the Astrophysics Data Centers Coordinating Committee, chair of the Publications Board of the American Astronomical Society, chair of the AAS Working Group on Astronomical Software, and co-chair of the US Decadal Survey Study Group on Computation, Simulation, and Data Handling. He completed his Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1981 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Christopher Keane, PhD
Dr. Christopher Keane is Vice President for Research and Professor of Physics at Washington State University. He received a B.S. degree in Physics and a B.S. degree in Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Rochester in 1980. He received his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Princeton University in 1986. Dr. Keane then joined the Inertial Confinement Fusion Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), performing computational and experimental research in x-ray lasers, inertial confinement fusion, and ultra-high intensity laser–matter interaction.
Dr. Keane joined the Department of Energy in 1996 as Associate Director of the Office of Inertial Fusion within the Office of Defense Programs. In 2000, he was named Director of the Division of Secondaries and Inertial Fusion within the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2004, concurrent with his selection as the NNSA Assistant Deputy Administrator for Inertial Fusion and the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Project. Dr. Keane rejoined LLNL in 2007 as Assistant Associate Director of Physics, and went on to serve as Director of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) User Office from 2009 through June 2014. He also served in 2014 as Acting Deputy Principal Associate Director for Science and Technology within the NIF and Photon Sciences Directorate. Dr. Keane is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a member of the American Physical Society. He is the recipient of the NNSA Silver Medal, the Defense Programs Award of Excellence, and the Fusion Power Associates Special Award. He also serves on a number of national and international governmental advisory committees regarding controlled thermonuclear fusion and related science.
Martin Kirk, PhD
Martin Kirk is the director of the Office Research Services (ORS) and Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada.
Martin grew up in Scotland and completed his first degree in chemistry at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and then went on to study/research for his PhD in applied chemistry (bitumen upgrading) at the University of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta). He spent the next few years working in industrial research, ultimately working for Exxon/Imperial Oil. Martin returned to the University of Calgary and in 1999 moved into the VP (Research) portfolio and in 2000 became the director of Research Services. In 2005 he was promoted to associate VPR and was then recruited to UBC as director of ORS in Nov 2007. He currently chairs the INORMS (global) working group (composed of the 15 national research management associations). The INORMS working group is studying the professional development offerings of the associations to their 20,000 members and the governance of their associations. Martin is the immediate past President of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA), and a member of the Altemetric Advisory Board
Martin is a keen traveler, photographer, golfer, climber, hiker, backpacker, skier and aspiring sailor. He has two sons Aidan (17) and Piran (14).
Richard Klavans, PhD
Dick Klavans has published extensively on the art and science of science mapping. He has created these maps of science for research planning in industry (Abbott
Labs, Astra Zeneca, DuPont, Glaxo, Kellogg, Kraft, SmithKline Beecham and Unilever), government agencies (DOE, NSF, NIH and IARPA) and over 20 universities. His most recent research initiatives are in accurately measuring research strengths and predicting hot topics. His educational background includes
an engineering degree from Tufts, a Masters degree from Sloan/MIT and a PhD from Wharton/U Penn.
Jennie Larkin, PhD
Dr. Jennie Larkin is the Senior Advisor for Extramural Programs and Strategic
Planning in the Office of the Associate Director for Data Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She chairs the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) executive committee and oversees BD2K extramural programs and strategic planning. Dr. Larkin previously served as a Health Scientist Administrator in the Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. She completed her postdoctoral research at Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley and received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, her M.S. degree in Zoology from University of Washington, and her B.A., cum laude with Honors in Biology, from Wellesley College.
Mark is the Executive Director of Research Data Canada, a stakeholder driven organization dedicated to ensuring a sustainable research data management ecosystem in Canada. Prior to that Mark was the University Librarian at the University of Prince Edward Island, Founder of the open source Islandora Project, and President of discoverygarden Inc., a private company providing services for Islandora.
Mark is passionate about open data, open science, and open source, and the benefits they bring to society
Temina Madon is executive director of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), a research network that designs and tests solutions for the development challenges in low- and middle-income countries.
Her research and training activities focus on health services, agricultural innovation and technology design for emerging markets. Madon has worked as science policy advisor for the National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center, with a focus on enhancing research capacity in developing countries. She also served as Science and Technology Policy Fellow for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, managing an extensive portfolio of global health policy issues. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and her SB from MIT.
Dan Morgan is Digital Science Publisher at the University of California Press, the Publisher of the Press’ new value-sharing OA journals program—Collabra, and a member of University of California’s Office of Scholarly Communication. He joined UC Press in June 2014 to focus on mission-driven, not-for-profit, digital initiatives. He has worked in scholarly publishing for over 14 years, in publishing management, research, open access, and strategy roles. Prior to UC Press he was at Elsevier where he ended up the head of the Psychology and Cognitive Sciences journals department, then Senior Manager for Open Access and other outreach for North America. He is a passionate advocate for open access, open science, and advancing scholarly communication.
Richard (Rick) Nader provides strategic advice and direction on global affairs to MSU’s Division of Academic Affairs, Vice President for Research, and Vice President for Agriculture, Natural Resources, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine. Nader was appointed Associate VP for International Programs in May 2016. As Executive Director of the International Institute, he oversees 6 distinct offices including International Communications and Protocol, International Recruitment and Retention, Global Research Development, Immigration Services, Study Abroad and the English Language Institute. Over the past few years, Nader has been one of the loudest and most consistent voices calling for blending research and international competencies, a trend that has seen senior leaders at U.S. universities calling for a new model of cooperation to address global research challenges. Nader has two decades in International Programs including a 3-year term as Program Manager in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE). While serving five years (2000-2005) as Director of the Institute for Pacific Asia (IPA) at Texas A&M, Nader was Project Director on high level professional exchanges funded by the U.S. Department of State (ECA) on university intellectual property (IP) rights, IP protection and technology transfer. Nader served as project director of 2 Title VI grants (UISFL and Fulbright Group Projects Abroad) as well as PI on NSF awards designed to catalyze exchange in public understanding of science in China and Japan, working with leading informal science education providers.
Kamran Naim is Strategic Development Manager for the nonprofit publisher Annual Reviews in Palo Alto, California, and is a Doctoral Researcher on the Open Access Cooperative Study at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. His interests span the breadth of scholarly publishing from issues relating to access (particularly examining new models for sustainable and financially responsible open access), accessibility, and usability of research information. At Annual Reviews, he works to advance the organization’s mission to synthesize the research literature in the natural and social sciences to advance knowledge and provide an informed view to the wider public.
James Tonna is a Vice President within the Academic and Government segment
at Elsevier. He joined Elsevier in 1998 and has focused on building and
developing client relations for Elsevier, first as an account manager for the
Academic and Government customers in Northeast USA and Canada; Regional Director; and Sales Director in North America. In addition to his current role, he
was appointed to head the Global Engineering Solutions team in early 2015. Prior
to Elsevier, James worked for Thomson Science / Chapman and Hall working in
their electronic publishing division. He holds BS in Chemistry from Hofstra
University in New York.
Anita de Waard
Anita de Waard has a degree in low-temperature physics from Leiden University, and worked in Moscow before joining Elsevier as a physics publisher in 1988. Since 1997, she has worked on bridging the gap between science publishing and computational and information technologies, collaborating with academic groups in Europe and the US. From January 2006 onwards, de Waard has been conducting research through the University of Utrecht, on a discourse analysis of scientific narrative, with an emphasis on finding key epistemic components in biological text. Her past accomplishments include working on a semantic model for research papers, and co-founding the interdisciplinary member organization ‘FORCE11: The Future of Research Communications and E-Science’ (Force11.org). For her current remit as VP of Research Data Collaborations, Anita is developing cross-disciplinary frameworks for sharing data and tools to store, share and search experimental outputs, in collaboration with academic and government groups, in the US and Europe. She is co-chair of the nascent RDA Interest Group on Data Discovery, and vice-chair of the Steering Committee of the US National Data Service.
Linda Wilkie is the Director for Research Communications in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She joined UNMC in 1985, where she progressed from the immunology-based bench sciences and vaccine development, into core facility management, and now to her current position in research administration. In addition to her current communications role, she serves as the Institutional Research Analyst/Coordinator developing and applying metrics for research productivity and strategic planning. She holds a BS in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an Associates in Veterinary Technology from the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture.