Founding director of Office of Research Strategy and Development (ORSD), working with faculty and administrators to develop and implement strategies that increase the University’s research capacity and competitiveness.
|12 years senior leadership at Brown, in OVPR and Government & Community Relations|
|8 years federal policy leadership, including energy and sustainability policy|
|PhD (Cornell) in Microbiology and Environmental Engineering, BS (University of Notre Dame) Biochemistry and Environmental Science.|
A Chemist who provides solutions! An experienced researcher, team leader, strategist and innovator leading faculty and senior leaders to think strategically about funding priorities to elevate their and Brown’s research profile.
|Over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience including CEO of a local start-up, patents, licensing, and fundraising|
|Former Staff Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico|
|10 years of research experience in chemical sensors and detection and decontamination technologies for homeland security, environmental and biomedical applications|
|Co-chair of the Engaged Scholarship and Broader Impacts working group|
|2022/23 Chair of Northeast Regional Committee of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)|
|NORDP liaison to the European Commission|
|PhD (Dublin City University, Ireland) in Chemistry and BSc in Chemistry with German (Dublin City University)|
Designs data-informed research strategies; advises faculty in the Humanities & Social Sciences on federal grant proposal preparation; connects faculty with funding opportunities.
|OVPR staff since 2017; Brown staff since 2011|
|Direct experience supporting the development of proposals to NEH, NEA, IMLS, DOD, DOC, DOJ, DOI, NIH, NSF, NARA|
|Northeast Regional Representative to the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) Member Services Committee and elected Membership Coordinator of the NORDP Northeast Region|
|MEd (Northeastern) in Higher Education Administration, BA (UMass Amherst) French & Francophone Studies and Geography|
Assistant Director, Limited Submission and Internal Funding
(401) 863-5145 | Email
Responsible for managing OVPR internal funding programs that support faculty research, research infrastructure and scholarship, and help position faculty to compete more successfully for external awards. Also manages the institutional selection process for external awards that limit the number of submissions from the University.
|More than a decade of experience in OVPR helping to advance research opportunities|
|15 years in higher education at Brown, including President’s Office, Public Affairs & University Relations|
|AB (Brown University) in History and Religious Studies; MSc Candidate, University of Edinburgh|
Betsy Stubblefield Loucks, '99, ScM, MBA
Associate Director of Research Strategy
(401) 863-6764 | Email
A leader, strategist and facilitator for 20 years in non-profits, small businesses, social ventures, academia and government agencies.
|Develops organization-wide strategies, coaches executive-level staff and boards|
|15 years in non-profit leadership and public policy addressing energy, sustainability, public health and community development|
|Developed strategies for Brown offices: Global Brown, Government & Community Relations, Office for International Programs, OVPR, ORSD, Center for Digital Health|
|ScM (Harvard School of Public Health), focus on the public health and human rights impacts of climate change; MBA (Concordia University, Montreal), focus on environmental sustainability and small business; BA from Brown|
Research Project Specialist
401-863-7999 | Email
Brittany brings her years of research and project management skills to limited submissions and design and media talent to help advance the work of researchers at Brown.
|OVPR staff since 2019; Brown staff since 2015|
|MA (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), in Communication Studies; BA (University of Rhode Island), in Writing & Rhetoric|
Event and Meeting Coordinator
401-863-9557 | Email
Michael coordinates event logistics for all of OVPR.
|OVPR staff since 2019; Brown staff since 2000|
|25 years Event and Meeting Planner/Director of Catering|
|Brown SAC, ACURM and HRAB committee member|
|MBA (Johnson & Wales University), BS (Johnson & Wales University), AS (Johnson & Wales University)|