Research Council


The Council shall promote, encourage, and publicize the research activities necessary to carry out SDSU's educational mission and improve the University's instructional programs.  Responsibilities, for example, include recommendation of policies for the creation of interdisciplinary research bureaus and institutes (and routine reviews of their activities), promotion of University-wide research lectureships on topics of general interest, faculty assistance regarding fellowships and grants, development and recommendation of University policies on patents and copyrights, etc.  

Specifics of the Council's charge are detailed in the UNIVERSITY POLICIES: Committees and Councils section of the Policy File.

The Council has a minimum membership of 18:

Ex-officio members (2):

  • Vice President for Research and Innovation or designee
    • who shall serve as Chair
  • Dean of the College of Graduate Studies or designee

Appointed members (16):

  • 16 faculty
    • one to three from each of the seven Colleges
    • the Library, & SDSU Imperial Valley
Major Academic Unit or Ex Officio Position Name (*Senator) Term Ends Appt. Date Dept.
VP: Research and Innovation Madanat, Hala (Chair) DRI
Dean: College of Graduate Studies Love, Tracy CGS
Faculty – A&L Riley, Erin May-23 Sep-18 ANTH
Faculty – A&L An, Li May-23 Sep-20 GEOG
Faculty – FCOB Eissa, Gabi* (Proxy for Ahsan, Mujtaba) May-23 Sep-18 MGMT
Faculty – FCOB Musteen, Martina May-23 Nov-14 MGT
Faculty – EDU Herrera Villareal, Felisha May-23 Nov-18 ARPE
Faculty – EDU Collins, Lauren May-22 Nov-19 SP ED
Faculty – ENG Mladenov, Natalie May-23 Sep-20 ENG
Faculty – ENG Youssef, George May-23 Sep-20 MECH ENG
Faculty – HHS Gombatto, Sara May-23 Sep-17 ENS
Faculty – HHS Eileen Pitpitan May-24 Sep-21 SOC W
Faculty – HHS Humberto Parada May-24 Sep-21 PH
Faculty – IV Herrera, Carlos May-23 Sep-20 IV
Faculty – IV Wheeler, Mark May-23 Mar-21 PHIL
Faculty – LIB Lanthorne, Amanda May-23 Sep-20 LIB
Faculty – PFSA
Godfried Asante*
(proxy for Rachael Record)
May-22 Nov-19 COMM
Faculty – PFSA Buckley, Annie May-23 Mar-21 ART+DESIGN
Faculty – SCI Anderson, Todd May-22 BIOL
Faculty – SCI Purse, Byron* May-23 Sep-20 CHEM
Faculty – SCI Ksenija Marinkovic May-24 May-21 PSY
DRI Gulizia, Rick DRI
DRI Reed, Mark DRI
DRI Crockett, John DRI
Research Foundation Brighton, Debbie SDSURF
Research Foundation Goetz, Michelle SDSURF
Research Foundation Martindale, Tommy SDSURF
Research Foundation Sayen, Rick BIOSCIENCE
Day Thursday
Time 2:00 PM
Frequency Every week
Modality via Zoom