Council of Research Associate Deans

Council of Research Associate Deans (CRAD) provides advice and recommendations to the Vice President for Research (VPR) regarding the strategic direction of the full spectrum of the research enterprise at Colorado State University (CSU). This activity includes both the operational and policy dimensions of the research endeavor at CSU as well as encompassing a critical two-way communication liaison role between the Colleges and VPR. Examples of this consultation include the development of policy and implementation of programs on the responsible conduct of research, intellectual property and economic development, research infrastructure planning and development, research strategic planning and resource acquisition planning.

Membership of the CRAD includes the Research Associate Dean from each College, members of the leadership team of the Office of the VPR and others as agreed to by the CRAD. Routine meetings will be held monthly with ad hoc meetings scheduled on an as needed basis.

Membership Roster

Research Associate Deans


Mark W. Paschke Warner College of Natural Resources
Ken Manning College of Business
Patricia Davies College of Health and Human Sciences
Sue VandeWoude College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Melissa Reynolds College of Natural Sciences
Jan Leach College of Agricultural Sciences
Sonia Kreidenweis College of Engineering
Michael Carolan College of Liberal Arts

Additional Representatives


Diane Barrett Office of Sponsored Programs
Mark Brown The Institute of Learning and Teaching
Melissa Edwards The Institute of Learning and Teaching
Ellen Fisher OVPR – Assistant VP for Strategic Initiatives
Chad Hoseth Office of International Programs
Christa Johnson OVPR – Associate VP for Research
Keith Paustian University Distinguished Professor
Dawn Paschal Libraries
Alan Rudolph Vice President for Research
Ron Sega CSURF – Vice President for Energy, Environment and Applied Research
Mary Stromberger Graduate School / Office of the Provost

Administrative Support

Linda Foster Executive Assistant

CRAD_Participants_2018[PDF] / CRAD_2018 Meeting Schedule[PDF] / Members Only

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