Research Committee

Purpose and Function

The QCC Research Committee shall consult with and advise the Dean of Faculty, the Faculty Fellow for Research, and other administrators, as appropriate on the research and scholarly activities on campus.

Role & Responsibilities of the QCC Research Committee

  1. To disseminate information on issues that impact research, creative works, and scholarly activities, as well as professional development opportunities

  2. To contribute ideas to expand and improve department research and creative works

  3. To advise on the QCC’s strategies for supporting undergraduate research

  4. To communicate needs or problems related to research and creative works

  5. To make recommendations to enhance the research environment and administration policies and procedures

  6. To promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research

Current Membership of the Research Committee (AY '23- '24)

Dr. Sarbani Ghoshal and Dr. Roumen Vragov: Co-Chairs of the QCC Research Committee

Katherine Griefen (Art & Design)

Sarbani Ghoshal (Biological Sciences & Geology)

Roumen Vragov (Business)

Paul Sideris (Chemistry)

Guozhen An (Engineering Technology)

Matthew Lau (English)

Carolina Chaves O’Flynn (Foreign Lang. & Literature)

Rezan Akpinar (HPED)

Stephanie Rost (History)

Marisa Hollywood (KHC)

Neera Mohess (Library)

Andrew Bulawa (Math & CS)

Svjetlana Bukvich-Nichols (Music/Music Technology)

Georgina Colalillo (Nursing)

Jillian Bellovary (Physics)

Jody Resko (Social Sciences)

Kahlil Garner (Communication, Theatre, & Media Production)

Phyllis Curtis-Tweed (Provost, OAA)  

Jennifer Chabra (Research Compliance, OAA)

Christine Spicknell (OGSP)

Heather Huggins / Urszula Golebiewska (UR-HIP coordinators)

Anissa Moody (HRPP Coordinator)

Moni Chauhan: RIO Research Integrity Officer (RIO), The College Conflicts Officer (CCO), The Export Control Administrator (ECA), The Research Agreement Point Person (RAPP)

Michael Pullin (Dean, OAA): College Representative on the CUNY Council of Administrators for Research Success (CARS)

Regina Sulliva (Director, CUNY Research Scholars Program, CRSP)


Method of Appointment

The QCC research Committee is composed of representatives from each of the  16 academic departments, research related personnel and the Faculty Fellow for Research. The Research Committee Chair shall recommend one faculty representative from each department with the approval of the Department Chair. 

The Chair shall be appointed by election and from the Research Committee members.

If a member does not attend three consecutive meetings without reasonable causes, the Research Committee Chair may consult with the Department Chair to terminate his/her membership. The Chair should recommend one faculty representative from the department with the approval of the Department Chair.

Term of Service

Each member shall serve for a term of two years.


A quorum consists of a majority of members.

Schedule of meetings:

The Research Committee meets once a month.

Approved by Provost
Effective Date September 26, 2018

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