University of Kansas Office of Research Leadership

Mary Lee Hummert
Interim Vice Chancellor, Office of Research
785-864-7298
Youngberg Hall, room 201

Mary Lee Hummert was named Interim Vice Chancellor for Research in May 2014.  She has served as Vice Provost for Faculty Development since 2006, and is a Professor of Communication Studies.

Joe Heppert
Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Research
785-864-3567
Youngberg Hall, 211
Joseph Heppert is an Associate Vice Chancellor for the University of Kansas Office of Research, professor of chemistry, and former Director of the KU Center for Science Education.
Rodolfo H. Torres
Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Research
785-864-3567
Youngberg Hall, 205
Rodolfo H. Torres is an Associate Vice Chancellor for the University of Kansas Office of Research and a professor of mathematics. 
 
Julie Nagel
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
785-864-7824
BTBC, 142
Julie Nagel is the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Interim President of KU Innovation and Collaboration.
Kristi Billinger
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Research
785-864-7231
Youngberg Hall, 208

Kristi Billinger is assistant vice chancellor for the University of Kansas Office of Research.

Linda Sadler
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Research
785-864-7239
Youngberg Hall, 107
Linda Sadler is chief financial officer for the University of Kansas Office of Research and KUCR, and directs financial and business services.

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  • $240 million in research expenditures
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  • Hall Center receives 3rd NEH challenge grant to support humanities research collaboration
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