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R1/Research Working Group

This working group will examine the University of Idaho’s steps to R1 status under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The outcome of this working group will be a report of ideas and actionable tasks that together will outline the best path to resource and implement the process to attain R1 status for the university.


  • Brad Ritts, Associate Vice President, Research

Working Group Representatives

  • Lee Ostrom, Center Executive Officer, Idaho Falls
  • Jerry McMurtry, Dean, College of Graduate Studies
  • Cher Hendricks, Vice Provost, Academic Initiatives
  • Ginger Carney, Dean, College of Science
  • Michael Parrella, Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Janet Nelson, Vice President, Research
  • P. Michael Davidson, Institute Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee
  • Amy Lientz, Director, Supply Chain – Energy Industry, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Shirley Luckhart, Faculty, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology
  • Rich Christensen, Director, Nuclear Engineering
  • Diane Kelly-Riley, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Lisette Waits, Department Head, Fish and Wildlife Sciences
  • Tom Ptak, Faculty, Geography
  • Barrie Robison, Faculty, Biological Sciences
  • Raymond Dixon, Department Chair, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Katherine Himes, Director, McClure Center for Public Policy Research
  • Russell McClanahan, Facility Manager, Integrated Research and Innovation Center
  • Trina Mahoney, Assistant Vice President, University Budget and Planning
  • Connor Hill, Graduate Professional Student Association Chair, Chemical Engineering
  • Jane Lucas, Postdoctoral Associate, Soil and Water Systems

Contact Us

Physical Address:
Administration Building
Room 105
Moscow, ID


Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3151
Moscow, ID