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Increasing the Competitiveness of the Research Enterprise in Comprehensive Institutions

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Mar 25, 2021 02:27 PM

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Dr. Mohamed Abousalem
Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) and President of the Board of Directors @San José State University (SJSU)
Dr. Mohamed Abousalem is the inaugural Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) at San José State University (SJSU) and the President of the Board of Directors of the SJSU Research Foundation. He leads the creation of productive relationships and develops and implements strategies that increase SJSU's competitiveness and expands external funding opportunities. He is building the institutional innovation support infrastructure to facilitate the offering and coordination of entrepreneurship support services that enable SJSU faculty and students to bring their inventions, ideas, and methodologies to practice, benefiting the local and global communities. Dr. Abousalem has over 29 years of technical, business, and administrative management experience, including several executive management roles in the industry and innovation and entrepreneurship support leadership positions in the non-profit sector and academia.
Dr. Yvonne Harris
Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED) @California State University at Sacramento
Dr. Yvonne Harris is the Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED) at California State University at Sacramento. ORIED supports faculty seeking external funding for research and scholarly activities. On behalf of the University, it submits grant and contract proposals, administers internal research funds and recognition programs, and facilitates compliance interests while providing research integrity and compliance for the research enterprise. Dr. Harris offers administrative oversight of the Universities' Centers and Institutes and provides leadership and guidance of intellectual property issues, technology transfer, and economic development activities. She serves on various academic, community, civic, and industry boards and committees focused on economic inclusion and prosperity; overseeing research infrastructure advancement, research promotion, pre-award oversight, and manages indirect cost revenue of faculty research and scholarship.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Lowham
Interim Dean of Graduate Education @Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Dr. Elizabeth A Lowham is the Interim Dean of Graduate Education at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). The Division of Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education (R-EDGE) launched the campus Strategic Research Initiatives to fund innovative proposals that promised to transform Cal Poly and the surrounding communities. As part of the R-EDGE leadership team, Dr. Lowham is working to facilitate and support the research, scholarship and creative activity enterprise at Cal Poly as central to and grounded in the teacher-scholar model, enabling faculty, students and staff to create knowledge to see the world in new ways and to address fundamental problems that face the Central Coast of California and beyond. Dr. Lowham has served in various leadership and administrative roles in her 14 years at Cal Poly with a focus on creating and sustaining interdisciplinary spaces for student and faculty success.