University Research Council

The University Research Council (URC) is established to support the promotion and development of research, creative and scholarly activity at the University of the Incarnate Word. Its role is to offer advice to the Provost and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education regarding research development at the University. The council identifies the needs of the faculty, students and other researchers; analyzes services, policies and procedures that affect research; and makes recommendations that, in its view, will facilitate the research process and research productivity at the University. The URC is not a policy-making body, but rather a council established to develop recommendations to be passed on, through the Associate Provost of Research and Graduate Education, to the Provost, the Deans' Council and the Faculty Senate, with the ultimate goal of enabling the University to realize its potential for research, creative and scholarly activity.

University Research Council Members, 2020-2021

Ana Hagendorf, PhD, CRA (Chair)
Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Phone: (210) 805-3036
Email: wandless@uiwtx.edu

Paulo Carvalho, PhD
Associate Professor
Feik School of Pharmacy
Phone: (210) 883-1078
Email: pcarvalh@uiwtx.edu

Maria Felix Ortiz, PhD
Professor, Psychology
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Phone: (210) 805-3046
Email: felixort@uiwtx.edu

Michael Frye, PhD
Associate Professor, Engineering
School of Math, Science and Engineering
Phone: (210) 829-3160
Email: mfrye@uiwtx.edu

Art Hernandez, PhD
Professor, Education
Dreeben School of Education
Phone: (210) 283-6409
Email: aeherna8@uiwtx.edu

Steve Mifflin, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
School of Osteopathic Medicine
Phone: (210) 619-7031
Email: mifflin@uiwtx.edu

Scott Roberts, PhD
Associate Professor
HEB School of Business and Administration
Phone: (210) 832-2141
Email: sdrobert@uiwtx.edu

Kevin Salfen, PhD
Associate Professor Music
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Phone: (210) 829-3849
Email: salfen@uiwtx.edu