Research Administration and Development

Associate Vice President for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Reappointed

Dr. John Wright, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce that Professor Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh has been reappointed to the position of Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for two additional years effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013.

Dr. Langley-Turnbaugh is Professor of Environmental Science with an appreciation for interdisciplinarity at USM, that began with her career in the College of Arts and Sciences. There, she became familiar with the expertise of USM faculty in the fine and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences, along with the physical and natural sciences. She continues to be interested in fostering the potential for interdisciplinary research at USM.

Dr. Langley-Turnbaugh's extensive experience with NSF, NIH, NASA, EPA, and private funders, and her frequent collaborations with researchers from multiple disciplines and other universities makes her particularly suited for this position. She has served as a proposal reviewer and panel member for NSF and NIH, providing her with insight into the review and funding process more generally. Her experience in securing and managing externally-funded projects provides her with an intimate familiarity with seeking USM grant-funded research.

Please join with USM community in congratulating her and thanking her for agreeing to continue in her role as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.