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Robert V. Duncan, Ph.D.

Robert V. Duncan, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research

Robert V. “Rob” Duncan, Ph.D., works closely with the faculty, department chairs, deans, the president and the chancellor’s office to broaden and strengthen the research enterprise at the university.


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Arzu Ozbek Akay

Arzu Ozbek Akay

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Arzu Ozbek Akay serves as the Director of Research Programming for the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this position, she leads the software development process for divisional web application initiatives. She also is responsible for comprehensive reporting of research metrics for the university.

Amy Baugh

Amy Baugh

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Amy Baugh is the Financial Conflict of Interest Administrator in the Office of the Vice President for Research (Integrity). She works with Dr. Marianne Evola and Dr. Alice Young on responsible research, specifically financial disclosure and conflicts of interest (COI).

Kristina Woods Butler

Kristina Butler

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Kristina Woods Butler serves as Associate Director, Research and Academic Communications in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this role, she creates content for the vice president for research Website and subsequent sites, Texas Tech Discoveries online research magazine, and other research communications.

Dustin Delano

Dustin Delano

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Dustin Delano serves as Unit Coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this role, he assists Michael San Francisco, associate vice president for research-faculty development, and Alice Young, associate vice president for research-research integrity. He aids the research development team as well as performs other tasks to assist the OVPR.

Patricia DeLucia

Patricia DeLucia

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Patricia R. DeLucia, Ph.D. serves as Faculty Fellow I for the Office of the Vice President for Research where she is responsible for faculty award nominations and recognition opportunities.

David Dorsett

David Dorsett

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David Dorsett serves as the Building Manager for the Experimental Sciences and East Loop Research Buildings. In this role, David coordinates with various TTU departments to ensure that these facilities are properly maintained and also participates in renovation and new construction projects in these buildings.

Marianne Evola

Marianne Evola

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Marianne Evola, Ph.D. serves as the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Administrator in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this role, Marianne works under the supervision of Alice M. Young, Ph.D. to raise awareness to the importance of ethical and safe research practices in all research trainees.

Wendoli Flores

Wendoli Flores

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Wendoli Flores serves as the Executive Administrative Associate in the Office of the Vice President for Research. She joined the OVPR in November 2011. In her role, she provides the Vice President for Research high-level administrative support including focused real-time support of the Vice President’s day-to-day operations.

Kathleen Harris

Kathleen Harris

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Kathleen Everett Harris is Senior Associate Vice President for Research. She directs the Office of Research Services (ORS) and serves as the facility security officer. After four years as assistant director of affirmative action at Texas Tech, she joined ORS as assistant director in 1987.

Katy Henderson

Katy Henderson

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Katy Henderson serves as Assistant Vice President for Research–Finance and Administration. In this role, she has oversight of the administrative functions of the Office of the Vice President for Research, has financial oversight for research division funding, and serves as the financial liaison for university-wide research funded initiatives. Katy has worked for the Vice President for Research since 1997.

Scott Irlbeck

Scott Irlbeck

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Scott Irlbeck serves as Senior Editor in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this role, he develops content and communicates the university’s key academic messages through written stories, video productions and audio podcasts.

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Guy Loneragan

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Guy Loneragan, Ph.D. serves as Faculty Fellow II for the Office of Vice President for Research where he is responsible for international research opportunities.

Esther Lucey

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Esther Lucey serves as Analyst II for the OVPR Human Research Protection Program. She provides support to investigators in the processing of submitting new research proposals involving human subjects and continues that support to investigators requesting protocol extensions, amendments and terminations.

Donna Peters

Donna Peters

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Donna Peters is the Coordinator for the Texas Tech University Institutional Review Board. She assists investigators with proposal submissions, approval notifications, extensions, amendments and terminations of their research studies involving human subjects.

Rachel Pierce

Rachel Pierce

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Rachel Pierce serves as Senior Editor for academic and research communications in the Offices of the Provost and Vice President for Research. She creates and edits content for the online academic journal All Things Texas Tech, research magazine Texas Tech Discoveries, and the websites of the Provost and Vice President for Research. She also produces AcademiCast, a biweekly podcast from the Office of the Provost.

Sally Logue Post

Sally Logue Post

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Sally Logue Post serves as Senior Director of Research and Academic Communications in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this role, she assists the vice president for research and the provost with various communications needs.

Michael San Francisco

Michael San Francisco

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Michael San Francisco, Ph.D. was recently named dean in the Honors College, is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and a special advisor to the Vice President for Research.

Rick Shupe

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Rick Shupe serves as Senior Analyst in the Human Research Protection Program in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this role he provides support to TTU investigators in the processing of submitting new proposals of their research studies involving human subjects and continues that support to investigators requesting protocol extensions, amendments and terminations.

Josie Solis

Josie Solis

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Josie Solis serves as the Unit Coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Research. She provides support in the coordination and supervision of programs through the development, implementation, maintenance, reconciliation and tracking of budgets for the OVPR, Associate Vice Presidents for Research Integrity, Faculty Development and Institutional Review Board. She also is the human resources coordinator for the OVPR.

Kayla Tindle

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Kayla Tindle currently serves as the Senior Proposal Development Administrator for the Research Development Team (RDT) in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this role, she works with faculty to develop large, multi-disciplinary proposals to federal agencies and corporate foundations. Tindle also works with regional, state and national partners to further develop collaborative teams to advance and achieve the strategic goals championed by the university.

Linda True

Linda True

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Linda True serves as the Executive Associate in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Her duties are focused on the many matters related to supporting the efforts of the Vice President for Research and the office: research awards; sensitive projects support; visits by state officials and agency representatives; certain chair and faculty searches; and long-term projects.

Alice Young

Alice M. Young

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Alice M. Young, Ph.D., is Associate Vice President for Research (Research Integrity) in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In her role as associate vice president for research, Dr. Young is working with the TTU Ethics Center to develop TTU’s Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training programs. She also works with all TTU research compliance offices helps support TTU’s multiple research development initiatives.

Student Assistants
Nicole Hart

Nicole Hart

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Nicole Hart is a Student Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research. She is a psychology major, minoring in mass communications, from Grapevine. She plans to graduate in May 2014 and go on to graduate school to pursue a career in psychology.

Evonne Heredia

Evonne Heredia

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Evonne Heredia is a Student Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research. She is an International Business major from Hobbs, New Mexico. She plans to graduate in May 2017. Upon graduation, she would like to specialize in the entrepreneurial aspect of business and begin her own business in the Houston area.

Beth Hughs

Beth Hughs

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Beth Hughs is a Student Assistant in the Human Research Protection Program in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Beth is a public relations major from Abilene. After graduation, she would like to work for a public relations firm in Fort Worth.

Lakya Lewis

Lakya Lewis

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Lakya Lewis is a Student Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Lakya is a psychology major with a minor in human development and family studies. After graduation she would like to work with youth in the juvenile justice system.

Samantha Piercy

Samantha Piercy

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Samantha Piercy works as a Student Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Samantha is an animal science major from Lubbock and plans to graduate in May 2014. She hopes to pursue a career in Washington, DC after graduation.

Fitia Razafimanjato

Fitia Razafimanjato

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Fitia Razafimanjato is a Student Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Fitia is a nutritional sciences major with a concentration in pre-dental from Madagascar. She plans to graduate in May of 2015 and go on to dental school to pursue a career in dentistry.

Cameron Webb

Cameron Webb

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Cameron Webb is a Student Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Cameron is a finance major from Fort Worth, Texas. After graduation, Cameron plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in business.